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Chinese company’s purchase of North Dakota farmland raises national security concerns in Washington

www.cnbc.com

by Eamon Javers


  • Chinese food manufacturer Fufeng Group bought 300 acres of land near Grand Forks, North Dakota, to set up a milling plant.
  • The project is located about 20 minutes from the Grand Forks Air Force Base, raising national security concerns.
  • Both the Democratic chairman and the Republican ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee told CNBC they are opposed to the project.

At first glance, the largely barren, wind-swept tract of land just north of Grand Forks, North Dakota, seems to be an unlikely location for international espionage.

There’s not much on the more than 300-acre patch of prime Dakota farmland right now other than dirt and tall grasses, bordered by highways and light industrial facilities on the outskirts of the city…


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