Is Mayor TenHaken rolling with Communist Chinese Businessmen?

While I’m not big on right-winger news, this article about Paul’s involvement with the Chi-Comms is interesting;

The unearthing of the United States Heartland China Association (USHCA) ties to Chinese foreign influence groups follow reports of Chinese Communist Party members and firms buying up American farmland, raising national security concerns among lawmakers.

Of course, I have blogged about this in the past, but the origins of this association are interesting, to say the least;

Through USHCA’s partnerships with the National Governor’s Association and The United States Conference of Mayors, the aforementioned Chinese Communist Party-linked influence groups have courted several American representatives with sponsored speeches or travel.


Which makes you wonder who paid for Mayor Poops trip to China, and if that is a serious ethics violation? It is!

USHCA delegation participants have also called for closer collaboration with the Chinese Communist Party on agriculture and farming, including Sioux Falls, South Dakota Mayor Paul TenHaken in an op-ed recently wiped from the internet, upon return:

It is time that Sioux Falls looks at developing deeper, more consistent relationships with key Chinese communities and businesses. Both the city leaders of Guangzhou and Shenzhen—with populations of 20 million each—expressed interest in forming some government partnership between Sioux Falls and one of their city districts. These relationships are critical first steps in establishing both trust and economic partnerships between our communities. One of our largest employers—Smithfield Foods—is owned by a Chinese parent company, and my office has had several other discussions with business development opportunities that have Chinese ownership ties. The Sioux Falls economy would strengthen via stronger cultural and business relations with key Chinese partners.

Gee, I wonder why this quote was wiped? Maybe it has something to do with Smithfield forcing its workers to go to work in a highly infectious workplace to produce product that was mostly going to China? Or could it be that Paul doesn’t want anyone to know what exactly are his business ties to the Chi-Comms?

During his bizarre and rambling re-election announcement today he talked about how the job is ‘difficult’ sometimes. You know Paul, it wouldn’t be that hard if you weren’t constantly scheming and scamming behind the scenes while trying to keep it from the public. As Twain once said, “If you never lie, you never have to remember anything.”



5 comments ↓

#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 09.13.21 at 7:46 pm

So, when with the Chinese, he wears a tie and suit from the middle age men’s department at JCP? While the developers get open collar, open government (one-way), white soles, and whitewashed transparency? AND the rest of us just get a trucker hat? What if a tornado from China destroyed one of our new developments, WWPD (Poops)?

#2 D@ily Spin on 09.14.21 at 7:53 am

Not a good time to go to China and bring back Covid. Enough already.

#3 Donald Pay on 09.14.21 at 9:53 pm

D@ily spin, My daughter works in Beijing. There is far, far less covid in China than in South Dakota. They do have a few outbreaks from time to time, usually numbering 2-100 cases. Their vaccine is not as effective as ours, but they have an effective public health system with lots of tracing and testing. They make sure positive cases isolate and those who have been in close contact with a positive person will be required to isolate for 10 days. Thus they make sure any outbreak is small and short-lived. I won’t travel to South Dakota because of the irresponsible leadership on Covid there, but I’d have no fear traveling to China. They, however, don’t trust the US covid response, so they require a 14-day quarantine to go there.

#4 Very Stable Genius on 09.15.21 at 2:18 pm

But people in China are not “free” to die from covid. Noem’s new $9000 desk should have the following motto on it: “Live Free, or Die from Covid.”

The Rapid City flood gave us martial law and the death of 238 souls. Covid has killed over 2000 in South Dakota so far. I guess the government in our fine state only shows authority when it wants to protect property interests but not lives.

#5 Erica on 09.15.21 at 7:08 pm

It is so very sad to see how few citizens here seem to care about this to even look into it. All the fangirling on his FB post about running for re-election is enough to make me realize that people are completely brainwashed, by BOTH political parties. Sioux Falls apparently is going to vote in what it deserves but will be too late for any take backs.

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