Natural Dairy NZ shouldn't be able to buy Crafar Farms as easily as they have bought the National Party
China link to Nats' $200,000
The National Party has received $200,000 from a wealthy Chinese New Zealand couple linked to the businessman behind the foreign bid for the Crafar dairy-farm empire. The sum is one of a number of large donations to the party's campaign war chest, which has swelled by $355,000 in recent weeks. Auckland woman Susan Chou donated $150,000 last month on top of $50,000 the month before.
Well, well, well so the Government has taken $200 000 from the Chinese backers of the Crafar Farm bid, I don't think that when NZers went to the polls in 2008 voting for 'change' that this was the 'change' they voted for! Taking $200 000 from Natural Dairy NZ (does it fuck anyone else off that a Chinese company has stolen our country name, brand and product all in the one corporate label?) means this Government CAN NOT in good faith allow the deal to go through. I don't care what Bill Ralston says, allowing China to buy up our productive land when they are able to gain 0% interest loans directly from the Chinese Government is not the Free Market at work, and why should we allow China to buy land here when they don't allow 'foreigners' to buy land in China?
I say we allow China to test their lowest cost capitalism out here, but we don't allow them to buy land as easily as they have bought the National Party!