Corporate documents obtained by The Midwesterner reveal the Chinese company that the Michigan government is luring with $715 million in taxpayer-funded incentives is not only a business. It’s also pledged itself to become a key facilitator for the Chinese Communist Party in America.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer personally signed off on this deal, allowing a communist company to build lithium batteries for up to 200,000 electric vehicles a year on a 700-acre site near the city of Big Rapids in Mecosta County.
In July 2022, Gotion – the Chinese company purchasing 700 acres of property near Big Rapids, Michigan – posted a 94-page document entitled, “Articles of Association,” serving essentially as the company’s bylaws.
The document, found on Gotion’s website, explains the company’s governing structure with an emphasis on its allegiance to the “Constitution of the Communist Party of China,” adding that, “The Company shall set up a Party organization and carry out Party activities in accordance with the Constitution of the Communist Party of China.”
Chapter VI of the Articles of Association (page 47) establishes a “Party Committee.” The sole purpose of this committee is to ensure the company is adhering to Communist Party doctrine and furthering its objectives.
It states that all company policies must align with the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, with the exact wording as follows:
“The Party Committee of the Company shall perform its duties in accordance with the Constitution of the Communist Party of China and other Party regulations,” including, “Ensure and supervise the implementation of the Party’s guidelines, principles and policies in the Company, and implement major strategic decisions of the CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committee and the State Council as well as relevant important work arrangements of the Party organization at the higher level.”
The Gotion corporate document also states that the company’s Party Committee shall “Strengthen the construction of Party organization and Party members at the grass-roots level of the Company” and oversee growing the “Communist Youth League and other mass work of the Company.”
As you can see in the video below, the residents of Big Rapids, Michigan, aren’t too happy about their county being handed over to the communists — lock, stock and barrel.