DeSantis signs bills blocking communist influence operations by China and Cuba in Florida

The communist dictatorships in China and Cuba have for years engaged in insidious operations aimed at infiltrating U.S. public institutions and influencing them from within. Gov. Ron DeSantis is putting an end to that in Florida.

Via The Daily Signal:

DeSantis Signs Bills to Halt Chinese Communist Party Influence in US

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed two bills Monday aimed at combating the influence of the Chinese Communist Party in the U.S.

The first bill is intended to safeguard public institutions from “undue foreign influence,” DeSantis, a Republican, said at a press conference, noting that the bill will prohibit “agreements between public entities and the Communist Party of China or Cuba or any of these malignant forces.” The second bill criminalizes theft and trafficking trade secrets under Florida state law.

“Anyone who willfully, without authorization, steals or attempts to steal a trade secret and uses it for their own benefit will now face a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison,” the governor warned.

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