Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell told Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn in a live Instagram discussion Wednesday that China’s secrecy and failure to warn the world about COVID-19 should send a dire warning that the communist regime cannot be trusted to operate its 5G technology in the United States.
All U.S. Intelligence agencies concluded that the novel Coronavirus, which has led to the deaths of more than 600,000 people worldwide, emanated in China, he stated. China’s failure to warn the world about the emerging pandemic, despite the dangers of the virus is a foreboding warning of the destruction China can bring to unsuspecting nations, he said.
One major concern is the China’s communist governments intrusive actions and its control over Huawei 5G technology.
“What I try to say to people is if you think that coronavirus is a serious issue imagine Huawei in your home,” he told Blackburn. He warned that China’s intrinsic communist political system and its failure to share information “goes far beyond the borders of China and into our homes.”
He also stated that the Chinese government’s push of its 5G system into Europe, particularly among “some of our great western allies…but thank god we have the British, who have seen this and dialed it back and said we need a western style alternative.”
Watch the full interview with Grenell below.
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With a little help from their Democrat friends, a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party just announced the opening of its second plant in the United States.
Fox News reports Gotion Inc., whose parent company Gotion High-Tech is based in Hefei, China, unveiled plans to build a $2 billion lithium battery plant in Manteno, Illinois, alongside Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who cheered the project.
The announcement comes amid growing opposition to the company’s plans to build a billion-dollar factory in Mecosta County, Michigan.
In order to make the expansion happen, lobbyists for the Chinese Communist Party-tied electric vehicle company funneled cash to Democrats. “Individuals at a law firm registered as foreign agents to lobby on behalf of Gotion, a Chinese electric vehicle battery company developing a controversial project in Michigan, and wired campaign contributions to several top Democrats” reports Fox News.
“According to state and federal filings, Monique Field-Foster, an attorney at the Lansing office of the Warner Norcross + Judd law firm who is acting as a foreign agent on behalf of Gotion, donated to the campaigns of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer’s sister Liz Gereghty and Michigan Democratic Senate hopeful Rep. Elissa Slotkin” the Fox News report continued.
“With the right incentives, nation-leading infrastructure, world-class workforce and booming clean energy production, we have transformed ourselves into an attractive location for global manufacturers. Today, we take another leap forward. It’s my pleasure to welcome Gotion to Illinois and to show the world yet again that Illinois is ready to be a player on the world stage.”
Pritzker delivered remarks late last week thanking Gotion for choosing Illinois to call “home” in a ceremony with leaders from Gotion High-Tech, including Li Zhen, the company’s chairman and president, who said he expected the factory to open in less than 12 months.
“All that we see here [in Illinois] are of enormous value to us: an enabling business environment, a supportive state government for the new energy industry and their highly efficient work, as well as the prospects of the State of Illinois in the coming years,” the Gotion president added. “We believe that Gotion’s battery technology will help to boost e-mobility in North America and the economic and trade exchanges between China and the U.S.”
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