Voice of America Chinese Edition recently reported that the White House held a briefing not long ago, announcing the Biden administration will propose nearly $1 billion to renovate 85 airports across the United States over the next five years. The plan includes updating equipment such as security checks, baggage handling, and more. A lot of environmental protection and security equipment on the market is made by Chinese companies or in Xinjiang. White House officials told VOA that the supply chain situation has been considered, and equipment made in the United States will be used to ensure U.S. national security. Mitch Landrieu, senior White House adviser and infrastructure project implementation coordinator, said that 5,000 projects are already under construction in this plan, and national security considerations are indeed one of the challenges. President Biden hopes to ensure that all products are Made in the USA. Meanwhile, Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council, has been planning for a year, and the White House is satisfied with the results so far. Landrieu said that the Biden administration also adopts the “All Hazards Approach” to ensure that all construction projects are in the national security interests of the United States, including this airport construction plan.
Source: VOA Chinese, July 7, 2022