It all began innocuously. There were announcements last autumn that Sinomach, a Chinese builder, wanted to buy land near Boise, Idaho, to build a 30,000-acre city and industrial park modeled after special economic zones (SEZ) that exist in China. We find with some investigation that state-owned Sinomach (China National Machinery Industry Corporation), established in January 1997 and active in 130 countries, is managed by the Communist Party of China (CPC). 

It all began innocuously. There were announcements last autumn that Sinomach, a Chinese builder, wanted to buy land near Boise, Idaho, to build a 30,000-acre city and industrial park modeled after special economic zones (SEZ) that exist in China. We find with some investigation that state-owned Sinomach (China National Machinery Industry Corporation), established in January 1997 and active in 130 countries, is managed by the Communist Party of China (CPC).

    In a May 26, 2009, description by Dr. Xu Dixin, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and CPC master theoretician, as printed in Beijing Review, SEZs closely adhere to former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin’s “new economic policies” defined in the 1920s. With a bit more checking we find that the U.S. government has already set up 257 “foreign trade zones” nationwide and, would you believe, the SEZ fits exactly into that definition. Then we find with more checking that these planned SEZ sites are only a “beachhead,” as specifically stated by Governor Butch Otter and his Commerce Secretary Don Dietrich. Know that the dictionary definition of beachhead is “an area on a hostile shore occupied to secure further landing of troops and supplies.” It is now evident that Sinomach is looking at similar sites in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

    I am not a conspiracy theorist, but it is evident that China wants to buy U.S. property and build city and industrial establishments within U.S. borders that are outside both individual state and federal controls. It also appears that governments (state and local) are complicit to ensure that this happens. The political establishment believes that the CPC is benign in intent and does so at YOUR peril.

    Several politicians, including former governors (Huntsman of Utah and Locke of Washington), publicly stated that “China is more capitalist than the U.S.” This is a gross lie. The CPC has an agenda to defeat America, and the approach described here just might be it. The CPC controls a large portion of U.S. debt, so they can call the shots. Remember that in 2010 China had a “current account balance” of $272 billion (the largest in the world) and the U.S. had negative $561 billion, nine times larger than any nation on the planet. This means that America sells the national birthright when a foreign, adversarial state controls such assets within our Republic. China has the means to command this outcome and projects a suspicious agenda.

    When I say adversarial, let me be specific. Chinese military officials constantly talk about coming conflict between China and the U.S. They now have as many attack submarines as the U.S. Their newest fighter jet (introduced a few hours before Secretary Gates retired at the end of June as a show of “in-your-face”) more than rivals the F-22 Raptor – it is larger, carries more fuel, flies higher and faster, and has better anti-detection stealth. On June 27, the Senate passed a resolution that “deplores China’s use of force” against neighbors in the South China Sea. The Chinese Foreign Minister immediately said that the resolution “did not hold water” and that the U.S. “should not interfere.” Analyses by Australia’s Lowy Institute address China’s military risk-taking behavior as raising the chances of armed conflict and that China’s “frictions with the United States are likely to persist and intensify.”

    It is notable that China has been practicing this art of “industrial city building” and has several cities fully constructed. Vacant towns, each capable of housing more than 1 million people with contained industrial plants, are scattered throughout the Chinese boondocks. Some existing SEZ cities are in Zhuhai, Shantou, Xaimen and Shenzhen, which has grown to 14 million people from nothing 30 years ago. A new city at Ordos and several others are totally empty. The intent is to create new industries because China has more people than jobs. Furthermore, China has already exported this concept. In Sudan, for example, Chinese financing, weapons and prison labor operate the oil industry for the local (incompetent and corrupt) government. Extend all of this and imagine a bit of downtown Communist China right there in Idaho. Delightful.

    While preparing this article, I contacted Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, Congressmen Raul Labrador (1st) and Mike Simpson (2nd), and Governor Otter (all Republicans) and asked about their position on this subject. The most complete reply I obtained was from a press secretary: “He only knows what he reads in the newspaper.” Unbelievable! IH