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Firm Tied to China's Military Industrial Complex Plans to Roll Out Massive Battery Chemical Plan

• Discern Report

(DCNF)—The Chinese manufacturer of chemicals for electric vehicle batteries planning to build two U.S. factories has long-standing ties to China's military industrial complex, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.

Capchem Technology USA, the wholly-owned subsidiary of China-based Shenzhen Capchem Technology (Capchem), plans to build factories in both Ohio and Louisiana that would produce components for electric vehicle batteries. Chinese government documents reveal the Chinese chemical giant was selected over a decade ago to conduct aerospace research for China's military industrial complex as part of a program overseen by a blacklisted Chinese government agency.

Corporate reports show the company, as recently as 2023, received payments from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology — a government agency spearheading the Chinese government's so-called "Military-Civil Fusion" efforts.