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The Chinese Are Acquiring Large Chunks Of Land In Communities All Over America
The American Dream ^ | March 31, 2014 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 04/01/2014 11:34:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Has the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once? As you will read about in this article, the Chinese are on a real estate buying spree all over America. In fact, in some cases large chunks of land are actually being given to them. Yes, you read that correctly. China is on the way to becoming the dominant land owner in the entire country, and that is starting to alarm a lot of people. Do we really want a foreign superpower to physically own so much of our territory?

There are some that are playing down this threat by making a distinction between the Chinese government and Chinese corporations, but things work differently over in China than they do here. In China, the government is involved in everything. In fact, 43 percent of all corporate profits in China are produced by companies that the Chinese government controls. And all of the rest of the companies are very careful to follow the lead and direction of the Chinese government.

That is why what is going on in places such as Thomasville, Alabama is so alarming. Small communities such as Thomasville are so starved for jobs that they are willing to give land away for free to Chinese companies in order to entice them to build factories…

Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that he will announce an economic development project in Thomasville, Ala., Monday morning.

That project is likely a copper tube plant to be built by Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group. A legal notice published Thursday indicates that the city of Thomasville and others intend to give land and other incentives to GD Copper USA, which state corporation records identify as a Florida-based subsidiary of Golden Dragon.

And in this particular case, we are not just talking about a small plot of land. We are talking about a 40 acre chunk of land worth 1.5 million dollars…

The legal notice indicated the city plans to give Golden Dragon a 40-acre site. Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day has said that land is in a city industrial park south of Thomasville High School. It includes a $1.5 million, 50,000-square-foot building that the city constructed in 2009 to attract businesses.

But in most cases, the Chinese actually have to spend money to acquire our real estate. And they are starting to make some really high profile acquisitions in some of our most expensive cities…

China Vanke and Tishman Speyer signed a deal for a $620 million luxury condo project in San Francisco this winter. In April, another deal for a cool $1.5 billion was inked in Oakland between Zarsion and Signature Development Group.

In June, several big deals in New York City went down. Zhang Xin, CEO of Soho China , joined forces with the wealthy Safra family (of Banco Safra fame) of Brazil to buy a stake in the General Motors Building in Midtown, The New York Times reported on June 25. Dalian Wanda Group, another Chinese developer, is planning to build a greenfield luxury hotel in Manhattan.

In other cases, the Chinese are gaining control over vast tracts of U.S. territory by buying up our large corporations.

For example, when the Chinese purchased Smithfield Foods, they suddenly owned 460 large farms and became the top employer in dozens of communities all over the United States…

Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in the world. It has facilities in 26 U.S. states and it employs tens of thousands of Americans. It directly owns 460 farms and has contracts with approximately 2,100 others. But now a Chinese company has bought it for $4.7 billion, and that means that the Chinese will now be the most important employer in dozens of rural communities all over America.

And the Chinese seem to have a particular interest in economically-depressed areas of the country. Perhaps they feel that now is the time to gobble up companies and properties in such areas for bargain-basement prices. For instance, the following is from a CNBC article that detailed how the Chinese are aggressively “putting down roots in Detroit”…

Dozens of companies from China are putting down roots in Detroit, part of the country’s steady push into the American auto industry.

Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and new vehicle technology, selling everything from seat belts to shock absorbers in retail stores, and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent and expertise of domestic automakers and their suppliers.

Speaking of Michigan, one company known as “Sino-Michigan Properties LLC” actually had plans to buy up 200 acres of land near the town of Milan, Michigan. The goal was to build an entire “China City” with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens.

But that is nothing compared to the “China City” that was being planned for New York state. The following is a short excerpt from one of my previous articles…

The Chinese have made trillions of dollars flooding our shores with super cheap products, and now they are using some of that money to buy land and property all over America. For example, there is now a proposal to construct a multibillion dollar “China City” that would span approximately 600 acres in a remote area of New York state. This “China City” (that is actually what it would be called) would be located on Yankee Lake in Sullivan County, New York. The plans anticipate large numbers of Chinese businesses, plenty of homes for Chinese immigrants, a Chinese high school, a college, a casino and even a theme park. And the first 600 acres is only for “phase one” of the plan. Ultimately, the goal is for “China City” to cover more than 2,000 acres. Those promoting this plan say that it will be a great way for New Yorkers to learn to appreciate Chinese culture.

But of much greater concern is the huge wave of real estate purchases that are quietly happening all around us every single day.

The following is from a recent CNBC article entitled “Chinese buying up California housing“…

At a brand new housing development in Irvine, Calif., some of America’s largest home builders are back at work after a crippling housing crash. Lennar, Pulte, K Hovnanian, Ryland to name a few. It’s a rebirth for U.S. construction, but the customers are largely Chinese.

“They see the market here still has room for appreciation,” said Irvine-area real estate agent Kinney Yong, of RE/MAX Premier Realty. “What’s driving them over here is that they have this cash, and they want to park it somewhere or invest somewhere.”

So what happens when we get to the point when the Chinese government and/or Chinese citizens own 10 percent of all the real estate in the entire country?

Will it be a problem then?

What about if we get to 20 percent or 30 percent?

At what point will we be forced to admit that we have a major problem on our hands?

Many of our leaders seem resigned to the fact that the future will be dominated by communist China.

For example, the President of the St. Louis Federal Reserve recently stated that “attitudes in the U.S. are going to have to change” because America “will not permanently be the global leader”…

That’s according to Federal Reserve Board of St. Louis President James Bullard, who spoke to the Wall Street Journal on the sidelines of a conference during a recent visit to Hong Kong.

“Attitudes in the U.S. are going to have to change, because the U.S. will not permanently be the global leader,” Mr. Bullard said.

In fact, Bullard insists that it is inevitable that the U.S. will end up playing second fiddle to communist China…

In that case, “the U.S. would be playing a role to China similar to the role the U.K. plays to the U.S. today,” Mr. Bullard said. “People think it’s 50-75 years away but it’s probably only 25 or 20 years away, something like that.”

And this is one of the guys that is running the U.S. economy?

There is more than one way to dominate your enemy, and the Chinese understand this.

Sadly, most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening.

What about you?

What do you think about all this?

Please feel free to share your opinion by posting a comment below…


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Local News
KEYWORDS: china; economy; realestate

1 posted on 04/01/2014 11:34:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The use of the term “foreign superpower” by the author is telling. The USA receding off the world scene is making the planet far more dangerous.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 11:36:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Weren’t the Japanese doing the same thing 30 years ago?


3 posted on 04/01/2014 11:41:10 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Olog-hai

I think we are going to find out all too soon.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 11:46:05 PM PDT by FreeperCell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, duh; converting soon-to-be-worthless dollars into physical assets. Land, the new gold. When will the commercials start?


5 posted on 04/01/2014 11:48:23 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Catmom
Weren’t the Japanese doing the same thing 30 years ago?

And may suffer the same economic return, God willing.

6 posted on 04/01/2014 11:56:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Catmom

Yes but not often reported at that time was the Dutch were buying more of the US than the Japanese ever did.


7 posted on 04/01/2014 11:59:08 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Catmom

Thank you...my very thought.


8 posted on 04/02/2014 12:00:57 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will China pull a Putin in USA?


9 posted on 04/02/2014 12:04:53 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Outrageous and totally stupid on our part.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 12:16:25 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, I don’t like the idea - but at the same time I do remember the Japanese buying up everything in sight a while back.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 12:20:23 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uhmmm K. You know me, don’t take this personally.

So!?!???

Let em buy the land. Are they going to take it back to Kommie land?

Of course not.

The land is purchased under United State law and will remain a part of our sovereign control...forever.

The Chinese, like the Japanese before them are investing in America.

That land and the buildings will be used to put American dollars in circulation and put Americans to work.

Australia, Canaduh, The UK own large amounts of real estate in America

Hell , we are always a good bet and great return on investment.

BTW, the Netherlands(crappy, tiny little country that also owns Nestled) owns a huge amount of our land and is in the top 3 of foreign investors in our real estate.

Amazing such a dinky country owns as much as they do but, that is due in large part to the leadership of Queen Beatrix and diversification of investments around the globe.

Here is a quick rundown of foreign ownership in Murica:
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Canadian investors own the most reported foreign held agricultural and non-agricultural land, with 28 percent, or 7,250,834 acres. Foreign persons from the Netherlands own 19 percent, Germany owns 7, the United Kingdom owns 6 and Portugal owns 5. Together, 9,511,437 acres or 36 percent of foreign-held acres are owned by individuals or entities from these countries.

Read more here:
http://modernfarmer.com/2013/09/owns-us-agricultural-land/


12 posted on 04/02/2014 12:37:44 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Has the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once?

Yes. Back in the '80s and probably even earlier, it was the Japanese who were beating us in business and buying up buildings, land, shopping centers etc from coast to coast.

WE were taught that the Japanese described American business tactics as: "Ready, fire, aim." Ah, those were the days when competition still existed. Now, Japanese cars are as accepted as "ours," and the Chinese have all the business advantages because our companies chose to hand it to them.

13 posted on 04/02/2014 12:39:40 AM PDT by Veto!
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh!!

The website in the OP is selling the #1 product on the world.

It outsells porn and many other products.

What is their product? Schtick? Hook?

Well, it’s “FEAR”.

Understable, given they are hocking end of the world or mere SHTF services and other stuff.

They are not The brightest bulbs and fairly dull knives.

Just not very good tools among all the choices for tools you need.

I’d read them more for entertainment and the occasional nugget of true value.

But, I would suggest Survivalblog.com as an alternative.

Much more pragmatic and delivers actual information and tools you can use to prepare for your future.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 12:48:10 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Unlike the Japanese, the Chinese are actually sending their families over here to live and go to school, and have a safe place to bailout if they need to.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 12:50:28 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Can they?

LOL!!!

Not even possible.

Murica is so much more powerful than China in every area you can think of.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 12:51:53 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: MrShoop

Fine by me.

They’ll earn American Dawyers and spend American Loot in American cities.

We win....period.

It’s not like they are moochers, like border brothers and unlike them, they’ll be coming here legally.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 1:04:24 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: onyx

They reward our people who support ...

1....Gun Control

2....Special economic Zones

3....Debase Military

4....Destabilize Mexico

5....Restrict Alaskan Oil Removal

Tech...Theft...of course...already evident...Mexcico for staging.

I at this time I agree with the synopsis presented... it already is written....In the apathy,greed,and hedonism of the American people and the Ruthless,unyielding and indifferent National Identity of the Chinese.

In my estimation about 1/3 of U.S. are still contributing to the structure that created our country...it involved work...and honesty...and internal reward....The top third...”Seeped in hedonism” is busy laughing at the stupid workers in their factories ....hating the evil criminals at the bottom......the Bottom third “seeped in hedonism” is busy..looking for ways to take from the middle and hating the evil 1%ers.

The people who just want to live a good peaceful life with a happy family....are a smaller group every day.

I know people who have never had a real job who like to say “Root Hog OR Die”
I know people who have never had a real job who like to say “Eat the Rich”

Im tired of both ends...its the middle that built this country .....its the middle that both ends depend on for survival.....If the middle continues to shrink...in less than 10 yrs....It may not be U.S. living here.imo

Oh Well


18 posted on 04/02/2014 1:07:38 AM PDT by Therapsid
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a slight difference between what Japan did and what the Chinese are doing now. Was Japan threatening to nuke us in the 1980s? China has other designs on us besides investment. I don’t know what they are, but they are not our friend, and not a friendly competitor.


19 posted on 04/02/2014 1:37:45 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m less bothered by Chinese buying land than I am by the prospect that they will use this land to resettle part of their enormous population.

Remember how buying overpriced US real estate worked out for Japan?

What China is doing is different and appears more like laying the ground work for colonization. We already have a fifth column of Chinese in this country who are not Americans in anything but a technical sense. Don’t forget the tens of thousands of Chinese anchor babies that have citizenship but are still in China.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 1:41:46 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: Catmom

There is some difference, at least here in Australia, the land the Chinese are buying are farms not rental properties. And when I say farms I mean massive cattle and sheep stations.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 1:44:49 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Vendome

I don;t have a problem, I just meant to point out it is different. The Japanese invested, then largely withdrew when their economy tanked. The Chinese are invested long term.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 2:13:35 AM PDT by MrShoop
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bfl (post 12 link)


23 posted on 04/02/2014 2:43:20 AM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: melsec

It would be interesting to know how many “farms” the Chinese own throughout the world. Actually, to know what countries have ownership of farms across the world would be of interest.... perhaps unsettling though.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 2:51:27 AM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: Catmom

“Weren’t the Japanese doing the same thing 30 years ago?”

I expressed concern over this to my politically connected uncle. He laughed and said, “They’re not citizens, they don’t vote, they won’t have an organized lobby, the tax increases are going to kill them. They’ll be gone in a decade.”


25 posted on 04/02/2014 3:20:48 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This yet another reprise of the “Japan will own everything” scare and “the Arabs will own everything” scare before that. They can’t put what they buy on a plane and send it home.

For an interesting take review what happened when the Japanese bought Rockefeller Center. Short spoiler...... they got their hair taken


26 posted on 04/02/2014 3:42:07 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One day soon we will wake up and there will be an announcement from the White House that we have a choice to make,face nuclear annihilation,or allow the Chinese to take control of our Government.
The only question asked by the American people will be, do we get to keep our Social Security, free phones and food stamps?


27 posted on 04/02/2014 3:44:47 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Gen.Blather

Exactly!

The Chinese have excess cash and need to invest.

Our assets are cheap, with a decent upside potential, so the Chinese will invest here.

Putting subsidiaries and manufacturing here is all you need to know about what is happening in their homeland.....rising wages, non-competitiveness, inflation, etc.

Just like Japan, China has peaked and will now enjoy 20 years of good times, followed by 30 years of bad times.

Meanwhile, India is rising.


28 posted on 04/02/2014 3:46:59 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe they have Monopoly in China...and learn something from it.

Most of us learned nothing except how to mortgage our properties.


29 posted on 04/02/2014 4:27:04 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Catmom
Weren’t the Japanese doing the same thing 30 years ago?

Yes, but Japan didn't have enough people to completely replace the population of the US. China does.

30 posted on 04/02/2014 5:28:15 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

China is rapidly growing.

China also has five times America’s population.

America we need to stop buying everything imported. We need to bring back American jobs.

Now.


31 posted on 04/02/2014 5:30:23 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

America we really, really need to be for American jobs.

We have in one single generation, sold out the best nation of earth.

We have sold out our very own country.

Both parties. Everyone. America get with it, we are being bamboozled and sold down the river.

America needs to work, and needs jobs.

American jobs. America stop buying everything imported.

Buy things made right here.


32 posted on 04/02/2014 5:37:33 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoa! I had no idea. Frightening!


33 posted on 04/02/2014 5:40:18 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Gen.Blather

The question tho is whether the Chinese will use economic leverage of I e sort or another to effect changes to US immigration laws that result in a much higher number of Chinese immigrants.

Remember that the Chinese tend to think and plan decades, if not centuries down the road. Will Chinese immigrants, once naturalized, really abide by the Oath of Allegiance? Will their children, born citizens, hold those ideals and loyalties as well?

It’s east to look back at various immigrant groups, from the Irish to the Japanese and understand that the charges of divided or fake loyalites was BS. But they were here long before mechanisms existed (like they do today) to really allow them to be highly influenced if not controlled/directed by their countries of national origin.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 5:42:27 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: PghBaldy

I am against open globalization and always have been. It is a faced that we can all live together and sing kumbaya.


35 posted on 04/02/2014 5:46:07 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

36 posted on 04/02/2014 5:46:13 AM PDT by McGruff (prop.a.gan.da - information of a biased or misleading nature)
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