Mark your calendar! There’s a new threat to our national independence and prosperity. It’s the U.S.-China Governors Forum scheduled for July 15-17 in Salt Lake City and held in connection with an annual conference of the National Governors Association (NGA).
This forum is the result of recent agreements made by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton with the leaders of communist China. In her Press Statement, “Memorandum of Understanding concerning the establishment of the U.S.-China Governors Forum to Promote Sub-National Cooperation,” dated January 19, 2011, Clinton stated:
For two years, the Obama administration has made it a priority to strengthen the bonds between the United States and China. We have worked to extend mutual understanding and interests beyond national governments to individuals, businesses, and state and provincial governments….
That is why we support the National Governors Association and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in creating the Governor’s Forum, which is designed to help states build their own successful partnerships....
Many of you have likely been unaware of just how close our nation and China have become. For example, you’re probably not aware that our State Department posted a Media Note, “U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue 2011 Outcomes of the Strategic Track,” on May 10, 2011, that stated:
At the Strategic Track under the framework of the Third Round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) held on May 9-10, 2011, the two sides discussed major bilateral, regional and global issues. The two sides commented positively on the progress in U.S.-China relations since President Hu Jintao’s state visit to the United States in January 2011, reaffirmed their commitment to the January 19, 2011 U.S.-China Joint Statement, and in accordance with the Joint Statement, committed to nurture and deepen bilateral strategic trust and work together to build a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and mutual benefit. The discussions produced 48 specific outcomes….
The 29th outcome welcomed the establishment of the U.S.-China Governors Forum that would be launched in July in Salt Lake City with a second meeting to take place in China in late 2011 or in 2012.
Overall the 48 outcomes agreed on by the U.S. and China are reminiscent of the laundry list of cooperative initiatives agreed on by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico at the Security and Prosperity Partnership summits held beginning in 2005.
To understand where all of the U.S.-China cooperation is heading, be sure to read William F. Jasper’s article, “China: The New Investment Savior?” (The New American magazine, May 23, 2011; also posted online at TheNewAmerican.com). In brief, state-run corporations from communist China are buying up natural resources and land with the U.S. dollars they’ve rapidly accumulated from selling us the products that we used to make for ourselves. For example, the China National Machinery Industry Corp., known as Sinomach, is negotiating to buy a massive 50 square miles of land near the Boise, Idaho airport as the site of a proposed manufacturing, trade, and technology zone.
What’s chilling about these bold moves to buy up America by the Chinese is the ecstatic reception they’re getting from the governors of many states.
Furthermore, according to Jasper:
The national security aspects of China’s global investment program are complicated even further by an investment-immigration program sponsored by the United States government known as the EB-5 visa, which has the potential to bring to the United States tens of thousands of millionaire “princelings” of China’s privileged Communist Party as “small investors” in American businesses.
So, these are just a few of the facts regarding the U.S.-China Governors’ Forum, but I think you’re getting the big picture that “The U.S.-China Governors’ Forum Leads to Disaster!”
Please contact your governor now and ask him or her to protect our national independence and prosperity by avoiding further entanglements with the state-run corporations of communist China and by not participating in the U.S.-China Governors’ Forum in Salt Lake City on July 15-17.
(This article was first published in the July 2011 Bulletin of The John Birch Society.)