While you focus on symbolic trivialities (a payment arriving on the day of a filing. So what?), you miss the big picture. This company was a leader in automotive battery production, went bankrupt due to a recall on one product line, and China is itching to buy the rest of the product lines.
This isn't a story of a failure. This is a story of a success being transferred to China because of the short-shortsightedness of a particular group of partisans.