China

Who owns Australia? Our biggest land barons

You’d be surprised to learn that the billion dollar barons of Australian farmland are a Canadian government worker super fund, a New York teacher insurance fund and an Australian pastoral giant backed by a Dutch pension fund

Chinese soybeans grown in Russia want subsidies

China grow more soybeans in Russia to replace imported American soybeans. More than 70 companies from Heilongjiang province already grow soybeans in Russia and there are eight foreign agricultural "industry parks" covering an area of 600,000 ha. The main threat of the soybean ventures appears to be incursions of Russian territory as China effectively colonizes its distant, empty Far East.

再见 Hengfu (Goodbye, Hengfu)

Almost a decade since government of Cambodia granted 40,000 hectares land concession to five Chinese companies believed to be subsidiaries of a single Chinese owned firm, Hengfu. The whole project that affected indigenous Kuoy community has now fallen apart.

Massive Chinese sugarcane firm disappears from Preah Vihear

Chinese sugarcane concessionaire Rui Feng and four linked firms seemed to have shut down their operations in the combined 40,000-hectare sugarcane plantation in northern Cambodia, with little public notice of the closure. All firms have faced multiple land disputes, especially with indigenous minorities.