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December 22, 2022 - 7:01pm | By Ty Schonert
(Pierre, South Dakota) -- South Dakota's governor is pressing Congress to end their investments in China.
Governor Kristi Noem is continuing her efforts to stop divest from China, through letters sent by South Dakota's Governor's Office. Her office says she wants to stop "state taxpayer dollars from being sent to nations that hate us, like Communist China."
The Governor wrote a letter to Congress, asking them to pass legislation to endorse state efforts that divest from China. She also wrote to investment company Vanguard, asking it to create an emerging markets' fund that does not include investments in China. The South Dakota Investments Council has already divested from three Chinese companies.