Miami Mayor Concerned That China City Is Government Owned

Miami mayor Mayor Tomás Regalado has expressed concern that Capital at Brickell developer China City Construction is owned by the Chinese government.

“We have not seen a foreign government build in Miami as a developer before. That’s a concern,” Regalado told Andres Viglucci of the Herald. “It’s very strange that a government will venture into developing in Miami. We don’t know what their goals are.”

Regalado was responding to a TNM report last week revealing that the company was owned by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China. China City has a majority stake in both Capital at Brickell and another project at 6747 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.

An attorney for China City said that the company will soon file plans for an 80-story, twin-tower condo, hotel and retail project at the Capital at Brickell site designed by Arquitectonica.

 

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

for those of us who don’t understand why that would be an issue… why is it a concern that the chinese govt. wants to develop in miami? i really don’t understand… is there a law being broken?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Sigh. Old Cubans still fighting yesterday’s battles.

Anonymous
5 years ago

My sentiments exactly. Miami would fair much better if we could diminish their influence and power.

go home
5 years ago

out with the cuban mafia old guard! these greaseball politicians are constantly pulling favors for each other and keeping each other in office. they are the one true thing standing in the way of miami’s growth.

suomynona
5 years ago

“We don’t know what their goals are.”

Hey, idiot. Their goals are to profit off of their investment, like everybody else who’s building downtown. Unless you think their goal is to take over Miami as their first step in turning the US into a Chinese colony state.

When can I vote this moron out of office?

Anonymous
5 years ago

I always wondered by this out of touch mayor got elected. He also hates meaningful development like the Innovation distract and All Aboard Florida. He’s also dragging his feet when it comes to the Baylink. I can’t wait to vote him out of office.

Anonymous
5 years ago

The Chinese just bought the Chicago Exchange. I think that a tower in Miami is the least of the worries. The mayor has I vision. I’m sure he’s done some good things but doesn’t seem innovative enough to keep up with Miami’s momentum.

miami1
5 years ago

At this point who cares, Castro could come here and build a tower and nobody would care either..sadly

Coach
5 years ago

Have they done it in other countries? Or even other us cities?

Anonymous
5 years ago

is he concerned why an englishman would built a stadium in his city? grow up, grandpa

Anonymous
5 years ago

Dear Mr. Regalado,

Half of the TNM commenting board could of told you that. lol . But we were wondering as well.

But they hired Architectonica. So this is going to play out interestingly. lol .

Anonymous
5 years ago

I don’t care for the mayor either, however a government is much different than a civilian owning real property in a foreign country, especially a communist country such as China, whose relationship with the US is currently tenuous at best. I suspect the Mayor wants to seek clarification before proceeding. The fact that they might have done it in other cities doesn’t make it legal, if in fact it turns out to be illegal.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I think it is a valid concern given that China is taking over islands that don’t belong to them and has always shown disregard for human rights. Besides, why WOULD the Chinese gov’t put hundreds of millions of $ into Miami? Better to ask than to regret. China City plans to bring thousands of wealthy Chinese buyers.