Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has vowed to stop the CCP land grab in Florida.
According to a report from The Daily Wire, during an event in Bonita Springs, FL, DeSantis voiced his opposition to China controlling farmland and acreage close to military bases.
China owns more than 1.2 million acres of U.S. land, including 700,000 of farmland.
“When they have interests that are opposed to ours and you see how they’ve wielded their authority, especially with President Xi, who’s taken a much more Marxist turn since he’s been ruling China, [it] is not in the best interests of Florida to have the Chinese Communist Party owning farmland, owning land close to military bases,” DeSantis said.
“My view is, okay, yeah, no farmland, but why would you want them buying residential developments or things like that?” he added. “I don’t want them owning subdivisions or things like that.”
“The issue’s going to be if someone comes in and buys, it’s not the CCP that’s signing that,” he said. “These are holding companies. You’ve got to structure [legislation] in a way that will effectively police it. But yes, we do not need to have CCP influence in Florida’s economy.”
“We banned the Confucius Institutes from our universities and our state colleges,” he said. “They have used those Confucius Institutes across the country to basically bring propaganda into our universities — as if our universities don’t have enough problems already.
“We’ve also done things to limit their ability to fund research in our universities,” he added. “I think we’re going to go even further than that. The legislature only went so far a couple years ago.”
Watch DeSantis’ full remarks above.