People are idiots. There is talk of "special expedited visa status" so thousands of the Chinese can bypass some of the immigration process. Basically, they will pay five grand per person and they slide right through.
A year or two ago they bought up a bunch of mineral rights to some land in or around Idaho City. (Not too far out of Boise, about 35 miles NEast.)
Some think it will bring jobs. Yeah right, like mowing lawns, delivering American fast food and cleaning toilets.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what will never be. (Thomas Jefferson 1816)
We have quite a few Japanese and Korean plants here and while they do bring in their own engineers and management type folks, these people do get to stay here forever. I think they must leave after a couple of years.
Anyhow...this might be something completely different but I doubt that the US or Idaho is going to let the chinese come in and build something that employees a majority of chinese workers.
The self sufficient city thing sounds scary when you look back at the old coal mining communities where the coal mines owned everything.... your home, all the stores......
That ernie ford song was true.......people working their lives away and ending up owing all the had back to the coal mines.
Look... Our own manufacturing base is running away as fast as they can right now.... these foreign companies are probably our only hope for building up any sort of manufacturing jobs in america.
They have multiple cities planned for several states and want 500 square miles of land in the US as collateral so to speak.
These cities will be communist enclaves controlled by the Chinese and not bound by US laws and regulations....they will be Chinese land.
"If anybody can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" - JP Morgan before pulling Tesla funding
Anyhow... In our area they bend over backwards to accomodate these asian and european businesses who want to build here.
Id say this is nothing different. Chinese want to build a plant...Idaho will bend over backwards to accomondate them........
I guess its the word "Chinese" that is making people nervous... what with people thinking the US is just going to lay down and let the Chinese run roughshod over this nation.
Globalization...... US companies are not leaving the country in droves because of taxes or the dems.... they are building their manufacturing facilities in emerging markets so it is cheaper to deliver goods to their new global customers.
Yes, cheap labor is another reason...and a big one..... but its also good business sense have your manuf facilities near your customers.....
It also doesnt hurt to build your manufacturing facilities where you are actually providing jobs to your customers.
Its the same with the china man... americans just love cheap chinese products so much that they want to build a plant here so that it is easier to deliver the goods to their american customers......who demand cheap inexpensive junk by the truckload so they clutter up their homes and cars and offices and lawns......
I dont like it... I wish there was a huge american manufacturing base that could provide lots of good jobs to lots of americans who need jobs.... but that simply is not going to occur.... Every new manufacturing venture in our area is foreign owned... but they do provide jobs..... which is a good thing...