New reports reveal that China has already purchased at least 200,000 acres of U.S. farmland. Just The News claims this is part of China’s plan to “unseat America as the world’s economic superpower.”
The U.S. government recognizes China’s land acquisitions are problematic, and there is bipartisan support to pass a bill to slow down China’s land purchases.
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) is leading the legislative charge. He says, “[O]ver the last decade, we’ve seen a huge increase in the acquisition of these kinds of assets — farming in particular — by the People’s Republic of China. And that, to me, is just a direction that, while we can, we should do all we can to stop.”
Newhouse said only six states have any agricultural restrictions on China, “so this is something that I think is desperately needed in our country to prevent China, Communist China, from taking over our agricultural industry.”