China’s growing US real estate portfolio a major cause of domestic concern: Carter

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growing concern Chinese interest big purchase Land swaps in the United States, especially agricultural land—including a sensitive parcel in North Dakota in the proximity of a military installation.

Investigative reporter Sarah Carter told Fox News on Monday that the USDA estimated the CCP government owned about 192,000 acres of US land in 2019, which they have augmented with a collective $6.1 billion of land since March 2021.

“Most of the land is very close to the sensitive US military installations,” she told Fox News. “For example, in 2021, 130,000 acres were purchased here in Del Rio, Texas, on the US-Mexico border by a former Chinese military officer. That land is very close to Laughlin Air Base. It really surrounds that sensitive airbase.”

He said Laughlin is not only a security concern given the Chinese proximity, but the open, uncontrolled US-Mexican border presents a further complication, given that sugar-linked fentanyl is being smuggled out of Mexico, he said.

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Carter also noted what North Dakota officials are being wary about — the purchase of 370 acres in the vicinity of Grand Forks Air Force Base by a Chinese company.

Kevin Cramer, RND, recently told Fox News that the facility has sensitive drone technology used for space and satellite operations.

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Carter told Fox News Sean Hannity is the most significant purchase made in Montana near a US nuclear site.

“Right now, the federal government is actually conducting an investigation to see if Huawei cell towers were intercepting and blocking our nuclear silos and our communications within the system.”

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“It’s very worrying. I spoke to US intelligence as well as foreign intelligence officials about this. And they say they’ve been sounding the alarm for a long time and they’re very worried that it’s already too late “

Carter noted that the Chinese private sector would mostly be tied to the Chinese Communist Party government anyway, meaning that most purchases of land in the United States are a cause for concern for Beijing.

,[These] Large scale land grab by the Chinese government [come via] Chinese Firms: Chinese companies are affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party.”

Fox News’ Joshua Nelson contributed to this report,