‘Exclusion zones’: Florida bars Chinese citizens from buying property

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US-China ties are strained amid growing tensions over security and trade. In nearly a dozen statehouses and Congress, a decades-old worry about foreign land ownership has spiked since a Chinese spy balloon traversed the skies from Alaska to South Carolina last month. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who is expected to launch a presidential campaign this week, signed the bill on May 8. His office did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Infrastructure restrictions The law is set to take effect on July 1. It will be a felony for Chinese people to buy property in restricted areas or...