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Also alarming was that Chinese officials wanted to build the pagoda with materials shipped to the US in diplomatic pouches, which US Customs officials are barred from examining, the sources said.    

Federal officials quietly killed the project before construction was underway.   

That's one hell of an unsubtle red flag. Glad the US is waking up that playing nice and trusting China was a huge mistake.