Chinese Battery Plant Sparks Statewide Outrage and Protest

According to 100 Percent Fed Up, despite admonitions from both the FBI and the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Michigan’s leadership flung open its gates to welcome a Chinese battery factory.

Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and eminent Republican and Democratic state representatives are eager to finalize an agreement with Gotion Inc.

A lithium-ion battery producer under Chinese control and operating from the People’s Republic of China. The intended location for this enterprise is Green Township, situated just to the north of Big Rapids, MI.

FBI director warns of China’s threat to national security

In the face of opposition at national, state, and local levels, Green Township Supervisor Jim Chapman ardently advocates for the Chinese Communist Party-linked battery facility.

During the balmy months of 2022, FBI Director Christopher Wray, alongside MI5’s British equivalent Ken McCallum, sounded the alarm on the menace China poses to national security.

Wray cautioned that Chinese enterprises serve as vehicles for swaying local and state administrations, stating, “The Chinese administration presents a graver threat to Western commerce than even numerous astute businesspeople comprehend.”

Furthermore, he revealed, “The Chinese Embassy cautioned U.S. firms that to maintain operations in China, they must combat legislative proposals in our Congress that China disapproves of.”

Wray divulged that every dozen hours, the FBI inaugurates a fresh counterintelligence inquiry concerning China.

Chinese government aims to manipulate U.S. officials to endorse its schemes

The U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center reverberated similar apprehensions in a declaration.

In 2019, a Chinese Communist Party think-tank and a Chinese university conducted a demographic analysis of U.S. governors to pinpoint potential expansion opportunities for Chinese businesses.

At that moment, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer had just embarked on her first term as Michigan’s governor.

Despite critics of Chapman voicing apprehension over Gotion’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party, he dismissively characterized their qualms as anti-China propaganda.

“Those who construe this as Chinese communism, coupled with environmental misgivings, fuel their anxieties. We have adequately addressed both apprehensions.”