|"Daddy bought me Canada for my birthday."|
The Road to Serfdom
- All over the world nations are selling off and/or stealing private property in order to sell it to socialistic government owned or backed businesses.
- Chinese "settlers" in Canada are buying up land and businesses with funds often provided by state-owned firms back in China.
With too few farms in China to feed a burgeoning population, Chinese immigrants have started buying up agricultural lands in Canada and shipping produce to Asia.
Provincial authorities counted a half dozen large investment firms buying up farmlands in the province of one million people, but could not say if any of them are linked to Beijing, nor estimate the size of their land holdings.
After Chinese state-owned firms poured vast sums into neighboring Alberta's oil sands -- which forced Ottawa to tighten its investment rules to try to prevent foreign governments from controlling Canadian resources -- many in rural Saskatchewan are quick to believe that Beijing is now targeting their farmland to feed its people reports Agence France-Presse.
"Some people say that the Chinese state is behind this. That's wrong," said Andy Hu, the 39-year-old chief executive of Maxcrop, an upstart investment firm that deals in rural Saskatchewan real estate.
One example is Howard Yong, a Chinese entrepreneur who immigrated to Manitoba last year and is now a permanent resident, owns the 320 acre farm east of St. Laurent.
FACT - Most immigrants don't show up with the cash to buy 320 acre farms. They are backed by "investors" connected and interconnected to and financed by the government of China.
Yong has been busy since his arrival, partnering with two University of Manitoba graduates, both of Chinese descent, to form a company called WYNN Agricultural Investment Management Ltd.
The partners have ambitious plans to create a network of Chinese owned farms near St. Laurent on the east side of Lake Manitoba.
“Our goal is to set up a special region, to set up a Chinese agricultural community,” said Will Yue, WYNN president and a University of Manitoba economics graduate, who previously worked as a business consultant for Chinese clients in Canada.
“If we go to cattle and grain together … maybe 100,000 acres. Or maybe bigger than that,” Yue said.
Since forming WYNN Agricultural Investment Management earlier this year, they have helped Chinese clients buy five cattle farms in the area, for a total of 3,000 acres.
However, they’re not satisfied with that progress because they were planning to have 10 or 20 farms by this time. “We hope it can be faster than this. There is really a lot of Chinese investors, they are very interested in farms,” said Yue, who is from Hubei province in China and has permanent resident status in Canada.
“But we have to do more extensive promotions and marketing (of our services).” The partners want to help Chinese investors interested in buying Canadian land and farms.
For the full article go to Farmland Grab.org
|Under a 50-year plan, Ukraine will initially provide China with at least 100,000 hectares - an area almost the size of Hong Kong - of high-quality farmland in the eastern Dnipropetrovsk region.|
A Chinese "Food Colony" the size of
Hong Kong in the Ukraine
Hong Kong in the Ukraine
The move is a significant step in China's recent efforts to encourage domestic companies to farm overseas as China's food demand grows in pace with urbanisation.
Under the 50-year plan, Ukraine will initially provide China with at least 100,000 hectares - an area almost the size of Hong Kong - of high-quality farmland in the eastern Dnipropetrovsk region, mainly for growing crops and raising pigs reports the South China Morning Post.
The produce will be sold to two Chinese state-owned grain conglomerates at preferential prices. The project will eventually expand to three million hectares.
Ding Li, a senior researcher in agriculture at Anbound Consulting in Beijing, said the deal was a big move for China compared with earlier overseas agriculture.
In April 2009, China had slightly over two million hectares of farmland abroad, he said. "So three million hectares would mean a very big project."
The agreement was signed in June between the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and KSG Agro, Ukraine's leading agricultural company, XPCC said in a statement.
XPCC, also known as Bingtuan, is a quasi-military organization established in Xinjiang in the 1950s to reclaim farmland and consolidate defences against the Soviet Union, whose "granary" at that time was, ironically, the Ukraine.
The statement did not reveal the value of the investment, but the Kyiv Post reported last month that it would be more than US $2.6 billion. The newspaper called it an "unprecedented foreign investment" in Ukraine's agriculture sector.
China has made substantial agricultural investments elsewhere, notably in South America.
Beidahuang acquired 234,000 hectares to grow soya bean and corn in Argentina, while Chongqing Grain paid US$375 million for soya bean plantations in Brazil and US $1.2 billion for land in Argentina to grow soya beans, corn and cotton.
Chinese Communists buy U.S. pork giant
The top executive at Shuanghui is a high-ranking member
of the Chinese Communist Party.
The Chinese targeted the American company Smithfield Foods which won national security clearance for its $4.7 billion sale to a Chinese meat processor. The deal recently closed and ownership changed over to China.
The Chinese firm Shuanghui is effectively controlled by the Chinese government meant that it presents a national security threat to the United States.
The top executive at Shuanghui “is a high-ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party,” and he was appointed to that job by the party. “If he does not do what they say, they will remove him or worse.”
In addition, the transaction is being financed in part by the Bank of China. “The Bank of China does not finance any transaction unless it is told to do so by the Chinese government”. “By any measure, this is a Chinese-controlled company.”
See the full article at Chinese Communists buy U.S. pork giant
|A Serf bows to his Lord.|
Free men own private property. Serfs own nothing and serve as tax slaves,
working the land and forced to turn over the wealth they produced to
their Lords and Masters in Government in return for "protection".
The world is moving toward a modern form of Neo-Serfdom where everyone works for the all-powerful State or businesses controlled by the State. A world where individual property rights and freedom do not exist.
Freedom is slowly vanishing. What happens when the major employers are owned by government backed investment groups, or your food comes from government owned farms, or your news is delivered by so-called "private" corporations that are in reality connected and interconnected to governments?
George Orwell had a name for it: Big Brother. Benito Mussolini had a name too: Corporatism or Fascism.
Please check out other stories in our Serfdom series.
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