The Department of Homeland Security raided the U.S. subsidiary of a Chinese auto parts manufacturer outside of Dayton, Ohio on January 18, 2023. The agency won’t comment about the nature of the search warrant executed against Harco Manufacturing other than that it was part of a federal investigation, the Dayton Daily News reports. Harco was acquired in 2015 by Qingdao Sunsong, a brake hose maker.
While there isn’t a direct connection to the search, Qingdao Sunsong has been accused of trade fraud by members of Congress. Two Republican representatives on the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party wrote an open letter pushing Homeland Security to take action against Qingdao Sunsong. The letter claims:
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