North Dakota Farm Land has been Purchased by a Chinese Company
Suspicions rise as a Chinese company has purchased upwards of 300 acres of land...
Grand Forks, North Dakota was the last place anybody would suspect any form of international espionage to be conducted. There’s not much on the 300+ acre patch of prime Dakota farmland right now other than dirt and tall grasses. The land is also bordered by highways and industrial facilities.
Neighbors to the land would include crop production companies, a truck and trailer service outfit, and a patio world. However, in the barren land, something stuck out to the officials in Washington D.C. as the three owners of the land sold them for millions of dollars recently.
You would think nothing of it, nobody would. However, the buyer of the land was a Chinese company, the Fufeng Group, and the property is just 20 minutes down the road from Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base is home to some of the new space networking centers. The North Dakota State Senator stated explicitly that the centers will be "the backbone of all U.S. military communications across the globe."
Security experts are now warning the Chinese corn milling plant has to be stopped. The reasoning is that it could offer Chinese intelligence unprecedented access to the facility. The debate over the project concerning the land purchase has led to some emotional city council hearings. Local politicians have also become at odds with one another and the neighborhood groups are gearing up to block the project completely.
"It makes me feel nervous for my grandkids. It makes me feel nervous for my kids."
Craig Spicer, whose trucking company borders the Chinese-held land, said.
Read more on the suspicious sale of land HERE