My Opinion : Housing needs to crash ! locals cant get in , EB5 to crate Amerifornia as Blue sates get taken over by CCP money In 2018, the Chinese government barred the press from covering a controversial project involving Jared Kushner, son-in-law of then-US President Donald Trump. The project involved a luxury apartment complex in New Jersey developed by Kushner Companies, which had sought to raise money for the project by soliciting investments from Chinese investors through a government program known as EB-5. The EB-5 program allows foreign investors to obtain US green cards by investing a minimum of $500,000 in a US business that creates at least 10 jobs. Kushner Companies had been using the program to raise money for the One Journal Square project, a $1.2 billion luxury apartment complex in Jersey City, New Jersey. The project had come under scrutiny from the media and government watchdog groups, who had raised concerns about the potential conflicts of interest arising from Kushner’s role as a senior adviser to the President and his family’s real estate business. In particular, critics had pointed to Kushner’s close ties to China and his efforts to court Chinese investors as potential sources of conflicts. In early 2017, Kushner’s sister had reportedly urged wealthy Chinese investors to invest in the project in exchange for US green cards at a conference in Beijing. The event was widely criticized as an inappropriate attempt to leverage Kushner’s political connections for personal gain. In May 2017, the New York Times reported that the project had received $50 million in funding from a Chinese firm with ties to the government, raising concerns about whether the investment was linked to Kushner’s political position. The report also suggested that the investment may have been made in exchange for preferential treatment by the US government. In response to these concerns, a group of Democratic lawmakers had called for an investigation into whether Kushner had violated ethics rules by soliciting foreign investment for his family’s business while serving as a senior adviser to the President. The Chinese government’s decision to bar the press from covering the project may have been intended to avoid further scrutiny of Kushner’s ties to China and his family’s real estate business. China’s government-controlled media outlets have a long history of censoring news and information that is unfavorable to the government or its allies. By preventing the press from reporting on the project, China may have hoped to prevent negative coverage of Kushner and his family’s business dealings from spreading within the country and beyond its borders. The decision to bar the press may also have been influenced by broader geopolitical tensions between China and the United States. In recent years, the two countries have been locked in a trade war and engaged in a range of diplomatic and military disputes. China may have viewed the project and its ties to Kushner as a potential tool for influencing US policy and sought to limit scrutiny of its involvement in the project. Whatever the motivation behind the Chinese government’s decision to bar the press, the episode highlights the potential risks and conflicts of interest that can arise when senior government officials have close ties to the business world. Kushner’s role as a senior adviser to the President and his family’s real estate business had raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest from the outset of the Trump administration. The Chinese government’s decision to bar the press from covering the project only added to those concerns. Overall, the decision to bar the press from covering the project involving Jared Kushner and his family’s real estate business highlights the complex and often murky relationship between politics and business, particularly in the context of US-China relations. While the episode may have been intended to protect China’s interests, it also raises questions about the potential conflicts of interest that can arise when senior government officials have close ties to the business world, and the need for greater transparency and accountability in government decision-making.