(JustPatriots.com)- The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is funding private schools across America. Many of these schools receive Pentagon funding for US Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) programs. In response, Republican Rep. Mike Waltz has teamed up with Democratic Rep. Chrissy Houlahan to introduce legislation aimed at withdrawing Pentagon funds from schools with ties to the CCP. Rep. Waltz said, “Firms with direct ties with the CCP are buying up American private schools. Our legislation would ensure that the Pentagon will no longer provide funding to these schools.”
It is not known how many schools in the United States receive funding from China. However, Rep. Waltz has asked the Pentagon to determine the figures and assess how many have JROTC programs. Waltz warned that under Chinese law, all citizens of that country, and all companies, must provide information to the CCP regardless of where they are or how they come across the material. Waltz said students in China-linked schools will be exposed to propaganda and that the Chinese are heavily influencing America’s future military leaders.
China has been purchasing more and more American property and institutions over the past decade. This includes schools, companies, and farmland. Chinese supply of essential products to the US furthermore gives the communist country vast power in the American economy. Shocking statistics published during the pandemic reveal that China produces 97% of antibiotics in the United States and around 80% of ingredients used in American pharmaceuticals. The manufacturing of smartphones also relies heavily on Chinese products. The CCP controls vast amounts of the minerals required to operate the phones. According to the Paulson Institute, a security think tank, China owned a controlling majority of 2,600 American companies in 2020. It also owns and controls more than 8,000 movie theaters and has purchased several media production companies. In 2017, the US imported $4.6 billion worth of agricultural produce and China purchased the world’s largest pork producer the same year.