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Rep Biggs says trade is the solution for the border crisis as China amps up trade with Central America



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By Jenny Goldsberry

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) told Sara Carter that fixing the border crisis might just lead to better economy for the entire western hemisphere in an interview. Biggs joined on the latest episode of the Sara Carter Show Monday.

Border Crisis

As House Border Caucus cochair, Biggs watches the Biden administration mishandle the border crisis every day. He says the Democratic party is going about it the wrong way.

“Well, the the number one solution for every problem in the United States and in the world to a Democrat, is to throw money at it,” Biggs said. But it’s not working.

“The northern triangle states, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, they are looking for a way to overcome their own their own domestic problems,” the Arizona representative told Carter. “And one of the ways you do that is you provide opportunities to trade with with a country that that that will actually lift you through that trade.”

It’s a solution that even Guatemalan Congressman Montana told Carter in weeks ago. “Because it’s trade, not aid, we don’t want handouts,” Montano said at the time. “We want the American market to be more open towards us.” President Giammatei also asked the United States for more free trade agreements.

China in Central America

Meanwhile, China makes free trade agreements with Central America. They are giving the northern triangle states plenty of opportunity to grow.

“In our own hemisphere, China owns so much around the canal, Panama Canal,” Biggs said. “And you’ve got the northern triangle states that are being influenced with the Belt and Road Initiative.”

The Belt and Road Initiative is China’s attempt to build infrastructure for a route to connect over 60 countries in the eastern hemisphere. Biggs wants the U.S. to follow China’s footsteps and help in building bilateral relationships.

“And then it would also increase the economy of the entire hemisphere,” Biggs said.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Electric Vehicle company with Chinese ties awarded $500 million of taxpayer money for 2nd U.S. plant



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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.

“In partnership with the business community and the General Assembly, two years ago we set out to make Illinois a destination for electric vehicle and clean energy companies from across the globe,” Pritzker said in a statement.

“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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