North Dakotans Take Matters In Their Own Hands, Block Chinese Mill Near Military Base

  • “The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) considered an October 2022 filing by the Fufeng Group to acquire certain assets in the vicinity of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Grand Forks Air Force Base is the center of military activities related to both air and space operations,” U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary Andrew P. Hunter warned North Dakota senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer in January.
  • “While CFIUS concluded that it did not have jurisdiction, the Department’s view is unambiguous: the proposed project represents a significant threat to national security with both near and long-term risks of significant impacts to our operations in the area,” he added.
  • With regard to Fufeng, if you’re going to strategically decouple, that means we don’t want their investment,” Cramer said last June.