(Patriot.Buzz) – In shocking news revealing the extent of the infiltration by foreign agents into America, an investigation has uncovered that Chinese communists run a company with a large presence in the U.S.
Specifically, a Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) report revealed that top executives and the chairman of WH Group Limited are members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). WH Group Limited is the largest pork producer globally and has significant holdings in the U.S.
It was also revealed that these executives have strong connections to the Chinese government, raising concerns among U.S. lawmakers and security experts. The executives’ CCP membership was confirmed through a Chinese-language stock exchange filing and other corporate records.
The Hong Kong-based company owns a massive amount of U.S. farmland through its subsidiary, Smithfield Foods. Smithfield, a family-run business since 1936, was bought by WH Group in 2013 for $7.1 billion.
WH Group controls over nearly 150,000 acres of land in 29 U.S. states and is part of a broader Chinese trend of increasing ownership of U.S. land. Smithfield Foods alone accounts for about 26% of the U.S. pork market and operates numerous facilities across the country.
This revelation comes when there is increasing scrutiny over foreign ownership of U.S. farmland, particularly by the Chinese. Some states, including Florida and Missouri, have already taken steps to ban or limit Chinese land purchases, especially near military bases.
The issue has also gained attention in Congress, with Republican lawmakers urging the Biden administration to investigate foreign ownership of U.S. land after discovering that CCP members are significant landowners.
Matt Shoemaker, a Republican congressional candidate and former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, emphasized the seriousness of the national security implications of allowing foreign governments to own American farmland. South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem stated that Smithfield now poses a national security threat.
This alarming situation has prompted Calls to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The committee reviews foreign investments for security risks.