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Michigan EV Plant’s Chinese Backer Promotes Communist Propaganda

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A China-based company behind a U.S. taxpayer-funded electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan has published reports showing some employees raising their fists pledging loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) while others tour a museum wearing what look like Red Army uniforms.

Gotion High-Tech is the China-based parent company of Gotion Inc., which is developing an EV battery plant near Big Rapids, and it recently published reports and video footage showing its staffers participating in pro-communist activities at an apparent work retreat.

Gotion Inc. secured $1 billion in U.S. taxpayer support for the Michigan factory, at an overall cost of $2.4 billion, according to reports. Concerns about the deal have been raised by Michigan residents, Republicans, and environmental groups.

‘Fight for Communism’

Records first reported by the Daily Caller show that during the summer of 2021, employees at Gotion High-Tech went on field trips to communist revolutionary memorials in China, donning Red Army outfits and pledging to “fight for communism to the end” of their lives.

“I volunteer to join the CCP, uphold the Party’s platform, observe the provisions of the Party’s by-laws, carry out a member’s duties, carry out the Party’s decisions, strictly observe the Party’s discipline, be loyal to the Party, work hard, to fight for communism as long as I live, be ready at all times to sacrifice everything for the Party and people and never betray the Party,” the employees chanted during a trip to China’s Revolutionary Memorial Hall in July 2021, in footage translated by the outlet.

A second trip took place a month later, per the report, when the company took staff to Dabie Mountain in Anhui Province, where they paid homage to the CCP’s Long March, a retreat by communist forces in the 1930s that is celebrated by the CCP as a military victory. Employees during the second trip also wore Red Army uniforms and sang pro-communist songs.

While Gotion High-Tech didn’t respond to a request for comment from The Epoch Times, a company spokesperson from Gotion Inc. told Fox News that its parent company didn’t fund the excursions.

“Gotion High-Tech employees in China are involved with many clubs, including biking and hiking clubs, and one politically affiliated club,” the official told the outlet. “None of these clubs are financed by Gotion High-Tech, and some employees individually paid for field trips to historical sites in China out of their own pockets.”

Gotion’s North American manufacturing vice president, Chuck Thelen, has in the past dismissed concerns about its parent company’s links to the CCP, saying that Gotion Inc. is “not Chinese-owned.”

“The rumors that you’ve heard about us bringing communism to North America are just flat-out fear-mongering and really have nothing based in reality,” he said in August, according to Politico.

All companies in China, including foreign companies, are required by law to have within their structure a CCP office that supervises the company’s operations.

Gotion Inc. Registers as Foreign Entity

Gotion Inc. recently registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, according to the registration document it submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The document states that Gotion Inc., which is based in Fremont, California, is “wholly owned and controlled” by Gotion High-Tech Co. Ltd., which is based near Hefei, a city in eastern China.

The document also states that Gotion Inc. is not “supervised,” “directed,” or “financed” by “a foreign government, foreign political party, or other foreign principal.”

Gotion Inc. is, however, “completely controlled” by China-based Gotion High-Tech.

The document also asks whether the “foreign principal,” meaning Gotion Inc., will engage in “political activities.” Gotion answered “Yes.”

Efthymis Oraiopoulos contributed to this report.

Reprinted with permission from The Epoch Times by Tom Ozimek.

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PaulE
PaulE
10 months ago

So what else is new? The Democrat Party is very supportive of the CCP in general. After all, both the CCP and the Democrat Party are Marxist in nature, so they share the same values. At some point in the not-too-distant future, we’ll start seeing Chinese flags openly hanging up outside such facilities as these. As long as any Democrat administration controls D.C., this sort of activity will continue to flourish.

Jeanette
Jeanette
10 months ago

This should not happen in the e United States of America! This is another reason why we need Donald Trump in the White House!

Russ
Russ
10 months ago

Whitmer is destroying Michigan faster than Biden is destroying the country. At least they both are selling us out to the Chinese Communists.☹️

anna hubert
anna hubert
10 months ago

Why are they allowed to operate on our soil Are we not capable to manage our own business? They are what they are because we developed them Our stupidity allowed them to come and spy and steal

Pat R
Pat R
10 months ago

And again, under Biden, the Chinese are moving into the US, taking US citizens’ jobs & bringing their own party-loyalist workers. It’s all part of taking control of US from within. That was & still is working out of the Communist Manifesto of pre-1960s.
Until we have a strong patriotic president & majority of Congress, this will continue. I’ve been saying for years the US needs to totally decouple from China. That means buy back CCP controlled port(s) and reclaim all purchased properties in the US from any Chinese citizen, & ship them all back to China.

Robin W Boyd
Robin W Boyd
10 months ago

At this point, I simply cannot trust any company or organization that has any ties to Communist China. All vehicles using batteries from this company may be financially supporting Communist China in its desire to take over the U.S.

Garyk
Garyk
10 months ago

Proof positive that Michigan’s govenor whitmer is a willing participant in the marxist democrat party, all its anti America policies and giving her all to climb up in the ranks.
She doesn’t care about America or have any solid moral compass it’s ONLY power and greed just like her democrat comrades!
She’s a liar,stated that this company is not CCP controlled!
Give away 1 BILLION of taxpayers money to support communist China who is Our Country’s number one enemy by their own claim.
THROW whitmer and her corrupt cronies out !

Carla Butler
Carla Butler
10 months ago

First no US tax dollars must go to support any Chinese backed business being started in the US. Second, the US needs to stop selling out to the Chinese. Stop selling our land to them, stop supporting them, and stop supporting Biden’s efforts to take down OUR country.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
10 months ago

2 get the Midwest Red, Chinese red

Robert Chase
Robert Chase
10 months ago

Likely the most dangerous development in our time; this invasion by a belligerent foreign power and totally supported by the LEFT. WAKE UP America!

RobinMD
RobinMD
10 months ago

Follow the money. I’m sure much of it will lead directly to the Bidens, the Pelosi’s, and some members of Congress in both parties.

Joanne4 justice
Joanne4 justice
10 months ago

Well apathetic uninformed folks, USA is closer than EVER to becoming the newest 3rd world Comminist led c country ! Better start learning to speak CHING CHING Chinese and or Russian language!

Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
10 months ago

“A prosperous China is good for America!”- John Kerry. Remember they opened up the G20 and traded because they believed capitalism would “democratize” China. How’s that working out?

Michael
Michael
10 months ago

Kick all these chicoms out of America! If you did any of these shenanigans in China you would disappear! Wake ip America, they are and always have been our enemies! Remember Korea and Vietnam to name a couple?!

Steve B
Steve B
10 months ago

The Chinese have been infiltrating for 50 yrs. They are slow and methodical, and our politicians are blind, and corrupt

Steve B
Steve B
10 months ago

It shouldn’t be legal. The

Sue
Sue
10 months ago

What happened to made in America. I mean totally made in America without foreign interference. It is a sad day for American s when foreign entities are allowed to spread their propaganda. Foreign entities need to spread their manure where it will reap benefits–like in their own country. America is for Americans and I don’t mean whites etc. it is anyone who upholds and pledges their alliance to America and what she stands for. I may be old but I think I will walk more and ride my old American made bicycle. “I pledge allegiance to the United States of America…”

Joanne4 justice
Joanne4 justice
10 months ago

Well folks, all you apathetic illiterate people need to realize the USA is VERY close to becoming the newest 3rd world Communist led country, better learn to speak Chinese , and or Russian!

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
10 months ago

What is going on is what the Dems are all about they want to work with China We need to get the Dems out of control up in Washington we all see what this country is like since they got into office and what is more shocking the Dem voters see what is happening in this country and they will look at a camera and say we are heading in a good direction what a joke.if living paycheck to paycheck is good well you are kidding yourself.

John Shipway
John Shipway
10 months ago

How dare any company spew propaganda that isn’t American propaganda!! What hogwash. Inmcase anyone has forgotten there exists a troublesome Amendment to the US Constitution and its the first of many such amendments referred to of course as the First Amendment. This company like all others can have whatever opinion they so desire,
As for the company being of Chinese backing. Well more than likely that means the company hasn’t backed the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of civilians in the many made up wars the “good ole USA” has initiated just since the end of the Second World War.
Damned Chinks

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