Is China really the country we wish to sell our land to?
China dissident wins Nobel Peace prize
China has condemned the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a jailed dissident as obscene, saying that it went against the aims of the award and would harm the country's relations with Norway.
Pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize for decades of non-violent struggle for human rights, an award that Beijing had anticipated and bitterly criticised.
Is this really the country we want to sell our land to? A country that fights Nobel peace awards from being handed out to peaceful dissidents against their totalitarian regime? A country that empowers their companies with 0% interest loans? A country that won't allow foreigners purchase land in their country?
One of the arguments thrown up by liars like Cathy Odgers is that criticism of China purchasing our farm land is racist. Billshit, I am as against selling our land to any overseas owners. I say we allow overseas powers to lease land in NZ, but not buy it out right.
Writing legitimate concerns about foreign ownership off as racist by liars like Cathy Odgers is simply lazy, and as the save our farms people point out...
Land-sale lobbyist rejects racism tag
Remuera property developer John McKearney - the man behind the Save Our Farms group opposing land sales to foreigners - says he is no racist and welcomes overseas buyers prepared to move here and become New Zealanders.
...beyond wider issues of foreign ownership I come back to my original point, do we really want to sell our land to a country that denies our ability to buy their land, artificially props up their companies with 0% finance and rages against Nobel peace price winners?