When a Chinese company bought farmland there was an uproar even though they couldn’t take it away, they have to operate it here and employ people who live here and use local goods and services to do that.
Contrast that to the reaction since Chinese company Haier issued a takeover notice for Fisher and Paykel.
Since it’s a company they can take it, its jobs and intellectual property away.
There has been concern about job losses but nothing like the fuss there would be if this was foreigners buying a farm.
Why is land special when F&P’s not?