CCP-Linked Battery Manufacturer Files Lawsuit to Evict Michigan Man From His Land

A battery manufacturing company that’s linked to the Chinese Communist Party has filed a lawsuit against a Michigan man who is refusing to leave his land, which is located near where the company is set to build its new plant.

Gotion Inc. previously bought over 270 acres of land in Big Rapids, Michigan, as it plans to build a $2.4 billion manufacturing plant.

Stephen Fenstermacher, who lives in Big Rapids, Michigan, sold some acres to Gotion Inc. under the condition he could still reside on his property.

Gotion Inc. has now filed a lawsuit to terminate its agreement with Fenstermacher and is looking to remove Fenstermacher from his land.

In the filing, Gotion Inc. claims Fenstermacher violated the contract’s terms.

Per Daily Caller:

A Chinese Communist Party-linked battery manufacturing giant is suing a Michigan man in a bid to get him off land near which the company plans to build its plant.

Gotion Inc., a subsidiary of the Chinese-based firm Gotion High-Tech, is slated to build a $2.4 billion manufacturing plant in Big Rapids, Michigan. Stephan Fenstermacher, a man living in Big Rapids, sold land to Gotion under an agreement between the two parties that he can currently reside on the property. Gotion is now looking to terminate Fenstermacher’s residency and possess the land, arguing Fenstermacher violated the terms of the agreement, according to a lawsuit first reported by the Michigan News Source.

Many Michigan residents have expressed ire with Gotion’s plans to build its plant because its parent company, Gotion High-Tech, has extensive ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported. Residents voted in November elections to oust five of the seven members of the Green Charter Township board over their handling of the Gotion issue.

Gotion High-Tech employed 923 members of the CCP as of 2022 — including the company’s CEO, Li Zhen. The company openly admitted that it “founded a CCP branch in 2010 that was upgraded to a CCP committee in 2014,” according to its 2022 ESG Report.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported Gotion’s failed plan to buy up farmland in another location in Michigan last year.

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Update: Chinese-Owned Battery Plant With Ties to Communist China Backs Out of Deal to Purchase Michigan Farmland

 

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