Some rural communities in Michigan are not at all pleased with the latest moves by their Governor to allow Chinese-run companies to start building facilities in their areas. Fox News reports that Governor Whitmer will allow these plans to go forward. Residents are concerned about the recent rising tensions between China and the United States. Recent footage from a town hall meeting in Green Charter Township and Big Rapids in a rural Michigan county shows that more than 100 residents showed up to express their outrage at the proposal to allow Chinese-owned companies to move forward with plans to build factories in their area. These residents showed up at the March 14 meeting to express concerns over Gotion Global, a Chinese-owned firm, showing up in their area, laying down roots within their neighborhoods, and more. [tweet_embed]March 20, 2023[/tweet_embed] This is highly concerning to many residents because they feel that they are being pushed aside in favor of Chinese companies that don’t even have local roots in the community. Fox News reports that one resident was quoted as saying: “The thing that drives some the most crazy about this is that this is a Chinese-owned company. A Chinese-owned company is a communist company. Why would you bring a communist company to Big Rapids, Michigan, when we have troops mobilizing right now to fight China?” That individual continued their complaint by asking, “Why would we invite the enemy to spy on us? All the things on here are bad, but the thing that drives me the most nuts is that it is our enemy, not the Chinese people. I have nothing against the Chinese people because they suffer under the same communism that you all are trying to bring here. It’s disgusting.” Other residents in the area backed up what that individual had to say. They expressed concerns about China being able to expand its reach into more American companies than it could in the past. They also thought that it was unfair to expect the residents of rural communities to absorb the body blow of having new factors with questionable environmental records and more putting up a facility in their community without the express consent of that community in the first place. There are plenty of things for people to be highly concerned about in this situation; understandably, some are complaining about what has happened to their area.