China knows a Biden win is a ‘huge victory’ for the Communist Party

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‘There will be a lot of muscle-flexing by China in the coming months’

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) isn’t trying to hide their excitement at Joe Biden’s presidential election victory, Laura Ingraham said Tuesday night.

“Every Chinese official knows that Biden’s victory was a huge victory for the CCP, and that our new leaders will worry more about offending President Xi than standing up for American workers,” said “The Ingraham Angle” host.

Ingraham said most American elites, like former President Barack Obama, have supported China and Biden intends to follow in their footsteps.

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“Biden’s advisers have a proven track record of advancing the CCP’s interests,” she explained. “Biden adviser Steve Ricchetti was a key player in establishing permanent normal trade relations with China back in 2000. [National Security Adviser-designate] Jake Sullivan has called for more cooperation with Beijing.

“And Biden’s nominee for secretary of state, Tony Blinken? His own consulting firm helped American universities court big, big donations from Beijing. So do you really expect him to counsel Biden against letting the CCP continue its conquest of higher education?”

Ingraham went on to note that a Chinese company recently bought 140,000 acres of land in Texas to reportedly establish a wind farm. The host pointed out that the land is “conveniently located” near Laughlin Air Force Base.

“Why should we trust them?” she asked. “We can’t do what they can do in our country. Why? Well, maybe they’re a little smarter on those issues than we are.”

Ingraham urged American leaders to protect the nation’s global strength, since Biden’s policies will likely weaken it.

“All Americans who care about liberty, including Republicans in Congress, should be warning about the dangers of the CCP,” she said. “There will be a lot of muscle-flexing by China in the coming months and the ground will shift away from liberty.”

The Trump administration will not block a Chinese-owned company from building a wind farm in Texas near the Air Force’s largest pilot training base

A Person familiar with the decision told Foreign Policy, allowing a project to move forward that lawmakers fear could be used to spy on American troops, disrupt flight routes, and give Beijing a foothold in the U.S. electrical grid.

The decision comes after an analysis from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a panel of different federal agencies that examines the impact of foreign investments in the United States, found that the wind farm does not currently pose a national security concern. But GH America Energy, the U.S. unit of a Chinese firm, must still mitigate the impact of wind turbines that could interfere with low-level flight training routes at Laughlin Air Force Base. Those plans are currently under review in a separate process led by the Air Force and the Defense Department’s Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse.

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For years the Trump administration has been on a collision course with China over trade, geopolitics, and, now, the coronavirus pandemic. Amid a groundswell of anti-China sentiment in Washington, top administration officials have begun hammering other countries, including close allies, for allowing Chinese investment in their critical infrastructure and other industries relevant to national security.

Now, the prospect of turbines cropping up at the Blue Hills Wind development, just a few dozen miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and the limestone bedrock of the Edwards Plateau, has brought the U.S. competition with China to an unlikely place: the small town of Del Rio, Texas, home to Laughlin and a dryland paradise for nature lovers and hunters that boasts ancient rock art dating back before the days of the Egyptian pharaohs.

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The project would put wind turbines at the Blue Hills Wind development, just a few dozen miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and near Laughlin Air Force Base.

The developer, GH America Energy, a subsidiary of Guanghui Energy Company, a firm owned by a former Chinese army officer and the richest person in China’s embattled Xinjiang province, declined requests to comment for this story. A Treasury Department spokeswoman declined to comment, citing policy preventing the agency from talking publicly about individual CFIUS cases.

Under CFIUS law, the United States can put the project under review at any time if there are new developments at the site, or if the Chinese-owned company does not notify it of changes. In the meantime, members of Congress and local officials fear the foreign company could interfere with the air base, sully the pristine wilderness, burrow into the electrical grid, or even use the project as a platform for Chinese government-directed espionage.

“Why this location and why this project?” Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican who represents a district that stretches westward across Texas from San Antonio toward El Paso and includes the project, told Foreign Policy. “Why are we allowing a Chinese company to do that in the U.S.? A former U.S. general would not be able to do this kind of project in China.”