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Lawmakers fear China building “spy trains”

(Source: Chicago Patch, September 15, 2019)

CHICAGO — The world's largest train manufacturer, a company owned by the Chinese government, is being targeted by U.S. lawmakers concerned it will build "spy trains" in the United States. CRRC Corporation recently opened a new $100 million manufacturing facility in Chicago to build subway cars for that city's transit system and other cities. The plant could be idled after fulfilling current contracts, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times reports that a new bill would stop federal grants from being used to buy subway cars from state owned companies such as CRRC.

Full story: www.patch.com

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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