Florida has announced it will begin investigating ties between state companies and Chinese communist organizations.
“If you look at how these major companies behave when faced with Chinese disapproval, they censor what the CCP tells them to censor and we see groveling apologies,” Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
“Go back a generation, and the idea of the American elites was, ‘If we allow China into the WTO and give them most favored nation status, that will make China more like us.’ This experiment has failed and it has endangered our nation’s national and economic security,” he added.
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“For far too long, the communist regime in China has attempted to infiltrate our financial and educational institutions,” Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez said in a statement.
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The effort continues to push back on conflict of interest issues between Chinese companies and the U.S., a major concern since President Joe Biden took office in January.
The new effort by DeSantis and Florida’s government will continue to draw attention to China’s human rights abuses, especially as the nation focuses on the nation during the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.