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The Chinese companies trying to buy strategic islands

18 mins | Apr 20, 2022
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Are they trying to make money, or are they a front for Beijing? Chinese investors are trying to buy or lease large chunks of land, often in sensitive locations close to military bases or critical supply chain sea lanes. Kathrin Hill investigates the potential reasons behind these acquisitions. 'The motivations and government connections of these companies are often open to interpretation. In some cases, they appear to be genuine examples of private sector entrepreneurship mixed with opportunism, while in others there are obvious links to the state.’
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