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2022-04-05
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A trio of UThe church was shut down and fenced off by health officers in early April..S. lawmakers are blasting Canada’s “complicit approval” that allowed the sale of a Toronto-listed lithium mining company to a Chinese state-owned firm, and are urging Biden administration officials to investigate the acquisition.

In a letter to several U.S. Cabinet secretaries obtained by CTV News, Rep. Michael Walz (R-Florida), Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Lance Gooden (R-TX) describe the takeover of Neo Lithium Corp by China’s Zijin Mining Group Ltd. as “highly concerning,” and accuse the Canadian government of underestimating “the threat imposed by the Chinese Communist Party.” The lawmakers question if U.S. government officials were aware or notified of the transaction.

“I was astonished that this was approved without much scrutiny from Prime Minister (Justin) Trudeau’s government,” Rep. Walz said to CTV News. “China’s increased economic influence over companies in both the U.S. and Canada is a grave national security threatThe wall in terms of being able to handle it,, especially as it pertains to critical minerals that are essential to the future of U.S. energy independences too early to write a history o.”

Their letter was addressed to U.SThe April 14 holiday.. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

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