Top news right now: Ford will import its new Lincoln Nautilus SUV from China, marking the first time the automaker has sourced a vehicle from China for the American market. The move comes amid backlash over a planned Ford plant in Michigan that involves China’s leading electric vehicle battery supplier, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL). The announcement has prompted experts to call for President Joe Biden to increase tariffs on Chinese-made vehicles to protect American auto workers and industry. Meanwhile, Ford seeks to partner with CATL to build a $3.4 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Marshall, Michigan. CATL’s CEO has deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party, raising concerns over the plant’s potential national security risks.
“Slow joe is ok with this, he’s in their back pocket.”