torsdag 3. desember 2020

Chinese company buys Australian island, then bans Aussies from living there: report

A Chinese real estate company that bought an Australian island has blocked its Aussie residents from living in paradise. Residents say they can’t go back to their homes since developer China Bloom bought a 99-year lease to take control of Keswick Island in 2019.

“I just don’t think they want Australians on the island,” former island resident Julie Willis told the news program “A Current Affair.” “I think that they want to have this island solely for the use of the Chinese tourism market.” The Chinese developer has gone as far as banning residents from renting their homes on Airbnb, which residents say has ruined tourism, and blocking them from entering the island from air, land, and sea.