The Fight Against China

'THEY ARE AN ENEMY': Gov. Kristi Noem Advances Bill to Block China from Buying South Dakota Land

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.24.23

More and more governors are standing up to China.

During a recent interview with Breitbart News Saturday, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem spoke about her bill to prevent American enemies like China from buying up land in South Dakota.

“I think all of us can agree as Americans that China shouldn’t be buying up land in the United States. They are an enemy,” said Noem. “They are an evil government built on Communism and taking away freedom. That isn’t something we should allow to have a presence here in our great country.”

“We took action a couple months ago to ban TikTok on state devices, and we saw many other states follow that lead. And also now, the federal government took action to ban that device that China is using to collect information on our citizens,” Noem said. “Then, I took it a step further with our proposing this bill that I’d like our legislature to pass. It says any land purchased by a foreign entity in South Dakota will come to the CFIUS board, where they will evaluate if it’s an enemy of the United States of America, including China, and then the governor will make a decision on if we want to reject that purchase and not allow it to happen.”

From Breitbart News:

Noem’s bill is currently being considered by the South Dakota state legislature and has prominent sponsors in both the State House and State Senate. What it would do is create a state-level version of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Currently, CFIUS is a federal board that approves or disapproves of foreign entities engaging in major U.S. transactions. Noem’s proposal would establish a CFIUS-South Dakota, or CFIUS-SD, which would review proposed transactions in the state where foreign entities including but not limited to Chinese entities seek to purchase land. The board, if established — which would require the legislature to pass Noem’s proposal — could block such land sales as it sees fit.

Noem has been taking several steps to directly confront the CCP, including, most recently, being the nation’s first governor to adopt a ban of using TikTok on state devices. In several other states, both GOP and Democrat governors followed her, and then the federal government did the same at the end of last year. Noem’s next move, she noted in the interview, is to block China from buying South Dakota farmland—an idea that governors such as Texas’s Greg Abbott and Florida’s Ron DeSantis have followed her on as they consider similar proposals in their states.

More over at Breitbart News:

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