Plans by a Chinese company to build components for electric vehicle batteries in Sidney, Ohio, have met resistance from residents who are fearful about incursion by what they see as a representative of an enemy state. Photo: Shutterstock
Plans by a Chinese company to build components for electric vehicle batteries in Sidney, Ohio, have met resistance from residents who are fearful about incursion by what they see as a representative of an enemy state. Photo: Shutterstock

China-based Semcorp bets big on ‘Made in America’ despite some Ohio locals’ suspicions

  • Semcorp, the biggest producer of a key component in lithium-ion batteries, will invest around US$1 billion to build a manufacturing plant in Sidney, Ohio
  • As the project was being considered, some residents voiced concerns about a Shanghai-based company coming to town. The Chinese ‘are not our friends’, one said

Plans by a Chinese company to build components for electric vehicle batteries in Sidney, Ohio, have met resistance from residents who are fearful about incursion by what they see as a representative of an enemy state. Photo: Shutterstock
Plans by a Chinese company to build components for electric vehicle batteries in Sidney, Ohio, have met resistance from residents who are fearful about incursion by what they see as a representative of an enemy state. Photo: Shutterstock
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