During a State Board of Administration meeting this week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ripped America's political and corporate elites as “the number one reason” why China has become “as powerful as they are."
“If you go back a generation, the idea was if we make China into the WTO … that sent a lot of American production capacity over to China,” DeSantis began. "The American elites thought ‘Well, that will make China more like us, they won’t be a rogue country, they’ll respect human rights, and maybe become more democratic.’ And the reality is, not only has that not happened, it’s made China very powerful and the elites in the U.S. are the number one reason China is as powerful as they are with all that they’ve done."
He explained, "But not only has it not improved China’s political culture, they’re arguably worse than they were even 20 to 30 years ago. And if anything, not only have the West … not influenced them to be more like the West tradition, they’re influencing the West to be more like them. If you look at how some of these major companies will behave when faced with Chinese disapproval, they will censor, they will do all these things, you’ll see groveling apologies … so the whole experiment with China has been a big failure for the United States."
DeSantis continued, "We saw it when covid first hit … people wanted masks and all these other things and all of it was being produced in China. They basically controlled all of this. They have a lot of control over components of our economy which affects our national security and so I think that the U.S. as a whole should be disentangling from China but certainly our investments should be disentangling."
The governor is working to revoke all proxy voting authority that was previously given to outside fund managers, and has introduced a new plan to review all investments of the Florida Retirement System to see just how many assets the state has in Chinese owned companies.
“China is not somebody that we should want to have any relationship with,” DeSantis added. “I also think that our country as a whole, but certainly Florida … I would like to see more production and manufacturing reshored and we would be a great place to do that."
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