The Double Cross
In an Idaho Statesman article published on
December 31, 2010, titled,
Chinese company eyes Boise, it said the following:
A Chinese national company is
interested in developing a 10,000- to 30,000-acre technology zone
for industry, retail centers and homes south of the Boise Airport.
“I think China’s coming over here shows they are willing to
collaborate on the reinvigoration of the American industrial base,”
said Jeff Don, CEO of Eagle-based C3, which is acting as an Idaho
representative for the Chinese company, called Sinomach for short.
Sinomach is China’s third-largest contractor, with more than $14
billion in sales last year. It has been active in more than 130
countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Russia and Eastern Europe
as general contractor for large infrastructure and building
Sinomach is not really a private corporation as you can see from the
organization chart, "State owned assets" and the Communist Party of
China is prominent in the organization chart for Sinomach.
The reason the Communist Chinese government
is looking to invest in Idaho is because Governor Butch Otter has made
it a point to seek "foreign direct investment" with his
Project 60 plan.
A June 18, 2010 press release explains:
MISSION PROVIDED SHORT-TERM, LONG-TERM BENEFITS FOR IDAHO
By Governor C.L. “Butch”
Selling isn’t hard when you have a good
product to offer. Earlier this month, I had the best products in the
world to offer the Chinese market – Idaho products. And the Chinese were
ready to buy.
My trade mission to China – specifically the cities of Beijing, Shanghai
and Guangzhou – will bring in many millions of dollars that will turn
into many good jobs for Idaho workers in the months and years to come.
It set the stage for future business deals and ongoing relationships
between Idaho businesses and the world’s largest and fastest-growing
The purpose of the trade mission is a key part of my Project 60
initiative, our comprehensive plan to grow Idaho’s economy and create
more career-path employment opportunities. Reaching out to international
markets and driving investment here in Idaho must occur in order for our
businesses to flourish and grow.
My role as Governor was to open doors for Idaho businesses traveling
with me in China, a country with a deep respect and appreciation for the
role of relationship-building in the economic process. Once the doors
were open, then it was up to the companies and industry representatives
who accompanied me to sell their wares and negotiate deals. They did a
great job. As a result, we have some great successes to talk about.
Letters of intent were signed for $10 million in investments for mining
and real estate development activities in Idaho. The funding will go
through a private entity called the Idaho State Regional Center (ISRC),
a federally approved EB-5 regional center that is authorized to
facilitate immigration opportunities for foreign nationals who invest at
least $500,000 in projects that create at least ten American jobs per
As the graphic
on the Project 60 website shows, the purpose of Butch Otter's trips to
China were to obtain inward foreign direct investment which is in direct
contradiction to what the words say about seeking markets for Idaho
products - unless of course, you consider American citizenship "a
product" because right underneath the graphic, it talks about the EB-5
immigrant visa. For $500,000 or $1 million depending on location,
foreigners can buy American citizenship.
But, there seems to be a conundrum.
China also has technology parks and is also seeking inward foreign
direct investment. Why would China build a technology park and seek
inward foreign direct investment while at the same time, they invest in
a technology park in Idaho???
How can we explain this exchange system
of foreign direct investment? How about this:
January 4, 2011
The Trojan Triangle
The CORE -
Manhattan Project for the 21st Century
The Yoke of Control
UN Agenda 21 in
Kelo - The Rest of
News story - Kempthorne