This week, Ford Motor Business received criticism for proceeding with plans to partner with a Chinese company to manufacture batteries in Michigan for the automaker’s electric vehicles.
The announcement comes after The New York Times reported that under CEO Jim Farley’s watch, the faltering car business lost billions of dollars last year due in large part to questionable investments and poor vehicle quality, which has resulted in costly recalls.
After Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin pulled his state from a proposal to recruit Ford, the corporation went forward with its arrangement with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., a Chinese firm.
Youngkin, a highly successful businessman, said in an interview last month, “I look forward to launching a wonderful firm there.” It won’t be “a Trojan horse” that utilizes ties to the Chinese Communist Party for personal advantage, as the author puts it.
The $3.5 billion battery facility is scheduled to open in 2026, with a projected workforce of several thousand employees, and Ford plans to work with Contemporary Amperex Technology on the project. With an eye on cutting costs, the business plans to source cheaper materials for battery production.
Several people expressed disapproval and threatened congressional probes once the news broke, citing the company’s ties to communist China as the reason.
On Twitter, political strategist Arthur Schwartz said, “Woke corporations that lecture Americans about the equality agenda are always, without fail, in bed with the Chinese communists.” The $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery project that @Ford and a Chinese partner have planned is moving forward.
According to a source close to the Republican leadership in the House, “the closer Ford gets to the Chinese communists, the closer we’ll look at their company,” as reported by The Daily Wire.
The insider said, “We are soon nearing the point where Ford’s commercial practices are becoming a national security danger.”
Republican lawmakers in Michigan were warned by a party strategist that doing business with communist China may hurt the state’s economy and that Republican lawmakers should be prepared to refuse Ford tax incentives.
A Ford strategist recently revealed that the automaker was seeking over $1 billion in tax incentives from Michigan. That’s a billion bucks that will go right into the pockets of the Chinese Communist Party. Michigan’s Republican legislators should be aware that this is a national problem.
After flying across the United States and passing close to important U.S. military sites, a Chinese spy balloon was shot down on February 4 off the coast of South Carolina.
In light of communist China’s capacity to utilize platforms like TikTok to spy on Americans and influence public opinion, even prominent Democrats like Colorado’s Sen. Michael Bennett have called for the platform’s outright prohibition. The United States has taken action against the Chinese tech giant Huawei and will likely take more measures against the firm due to the serious threat it presents to national security.