Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has promised to tackle Chinese influence in the Sunshine state.
DeSantis revealed a sweeping proposal to address Chinese attempts to alter policies on international or domestic affairs. He pledged the bill will challenge Chinese interference in colleges, businesses and other organizations.
“We will enact safeguards against foreign influence by putting an end to loopholes, strengthening vetting procedures and applying smart protections for Florida government entities, schools and more,” DeSantis said.
The governor also promised the bill will target attempted influence by Iran, Cuba, Russia and North Korea. He said he looks forward to working with the legislature on the issue.