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Nikki Haley's campaign has accused Florida Governor Ron DeSantis of hiding evidence of his state's economic development push in China, after a state agency appeared to scrub mentions of a Hong Kong satellite office from its website.
It comes after Haley and DeSantis, both candidates for the GOP presidential nomination, traded barbs on their China records, in a brewing feud that is expected to carry over into the next debate on November 8.
On Tuesday, the Washington Examiner published a report on the spat, noting that DeSantis used to chair the state's public-private economic development partnership Enterprise Florida, now called Select Florida, which sought Chinese investment in the state.
By Thursday morning, Select Florida's website had removed an 146-page 2020 report that mentioned China 75 times, as well as a map showing an international satellite office in Hong Kong, according to The Messenger.
'Ron DeSantis has been knee-deep in recruiting Chinese companies to Florida for years,' said a Haley spokesperson in a statement. 'Now that he's running for president, he's going to great lengths to hide all the evidence. The more Ron DeSantis loses, the more he lies.'
Nikki Haley's campaign has accused Florida Governor Ron DeSantis of hiding evidence of his state's economic development push in China, after a state agency appeared to scrub mentions of a Hong Kong satellite office from its website
The map identifying a satellite office in Hong Kong was removed from the Select Florida website between Wednesday and Thursday, according to a new report
Spokespersons for DeSantis' campaign and administration did not immediately respond to requests for comment from DailyMail.com on Thursday night.
However, the administration told The Messenger that the website changes were part of a larger overhaul resulting from the state law that dissolved Enterprise Florida and created Select Florida in its