Controversy over the purchase of 10,000 hectares of land near Texas Air Force Base by Chinese tycoon-BBC News

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A low-flying F35 fighter plane over Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas, USA. Laughlin is the air force pilot training base.

The investment case of Sun Guangxin, a well-known Chinese entrepreneur and known as “the richest man in Xinjiang”, in purchasing land to build a wind farm in Texas, has recently changed from merely triggering local environmental protests to a threat to the “country” by some U.S. politicians. Security related news events.

The Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act that came into effect in July by the Texas legislature specifically contains provisions for investment from companies from China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran, prohibiting companies from these countries from investing in Texas infrastructure such as power grids, water supply systems, and network security. facility.

Texas is also known as the “Lone Star State” because of its flag.

Although the above-mentioned legal provisions claim to target China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran, one of the drafters of the bill, the state senator Donna Campbell, unabashedly told the media that the original idea of ​​the bill came from “Chinese rich businessman Sun Guangxin is on the Mexican border. The existence of nearby Val Verde County.”

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