DeSantis signs anti-China bill banning farmland purchases

Florida is at least the seventh state this year to limit foreign land purchases.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday sought to put a stamp on his foreign policy platform ahead of a likely presidential campaign, signing three anti-China bills that aligns Florida with the steps other red states have taken this year.

The new laws bar foreign purchases of farmland and any land near critical infrastructure, ban gifts to universities, and block Chinese apps from state and local devices.

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