Although the numbers are still quite low, the key issue is not the amount. It likely wouldn’t take more than running 5% of American businesses nation-wide in the most critical industries and businesses to wreak economic havoc if the CCP so wished to pull the trigger — and as the last few years have increasingly shown us, the Chinese leadership’s behavioral patterns and actions indicate wreaking havoc on America is their intention.
The number of Americans on Chinese company payrolls has surged more than fivefold over the past five years along with growing foreign direct investment by China in the United States, a study by two US-based organisations has found.
The report – released this month by non-profit group, the National Committee on US-China Relations, and economic think tank Rhodium Group – highlighted the expansion of Chinese firms in various American congressional districts.
The report, titled “New Neighbours: Chinese Investment in the United States by Congressional District”, showed Chinese firms had invested US$46 billion in new establishments and acquisitions in the US since 2000.