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China Firm’s US Land Deal Near Air Base Sparks Concern – CNBC

A corn milling company’s 300-acre purchase near Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota has raised national security fears in Washington

China land purchase near US air base
A US Air Force F-35 Lightning II aircraft receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender aircraft over Poland in February. File photo: US Air Force via Reuters.


A Chinese corn milling company’s purchase of land near to one of the US’s most sensitive air bases has sparked a nervous reaction in the States, according to a report by CNBC.

Fufeng Group, based in Shandong, China, has bought a 300-acre patch of farmland in North Dakota – just 20 minutes down the road from Grand Forks Air Force Base, said the report, which is home to some of the nation’s most sensitive military drone technology. Security experts say the move could give Chinese intelligence unprecedented access to the facility.

Full story: CNBC


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Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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