Daily Caller Report Leads Chinese Firm To Scrub Website

In a striking development, the Chinese parent company of Cnano Technology USA (Cnano USA) has removed critical information from its website following a revealing investigation by the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF). This investigation, supported by research from The Heritage Foundation Oversight Project and Heritage Action, has brought to light the deep connections between the company and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its involvement in China’s controversial 863 Program.

Cnano USA, set to construct a $95 million manufacturing facility in Kansas, is a subsidiary of C-Nano Technology Co., Ltd., established by Cnano Jiangsu Technology Co., Ltd. (Cnano Jiangsu) in the British Virgin Islands. The facility, intended for manufacturing liquid conductive paste for electric vehicles, lies alarmingly close to several U.S. military bases, including Fort Leavenworth and Whiteman Air Force Base.

The DCNF’s report published December 22 unveiled that Cnano Jiangsu employs 28 CCP members and actively promotes CCP ideology. The company’s involvement in the 863 Program, a Chinese government initiative accused by the U.S. government of efforts to steal U.S. technology, is particularly concerning. This program supports the development of China’s military capabilities and the clandestine acquisition of sensitive U.S. technology and economic information.

Until the Daily Caller published its findings, the English and Chinese versions of Cnano Jiangsu’s websites openly recognized the firm’s participation in the 863 Program. However, within a week of the first publication of the report, all mentions of the company’s involvement had been mysteriously scrubbed from the site’s “About Us” page. However, the attempt to clean up the company’s image was done hastily. References to the 863 Program remain on outdated job postings on the company’s Chinese website.

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), chair of the House Select Committee on the CCP, has openly criticized the planned facility, questioning the prudence of allowing China-affiliated entities to operate near U.S. military bases.  

The response from Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) has been decisive. On Tuesday, he issued an order banning individuals and groups linked to China from purchasing agricultural land near military installations. This move underlines the growing concern among U.S. officials regarding the strategic intentions of Chinese companies and the CCP’s influence within them.

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