More prejudice re the Chinese
February 18, 2012
David Farrar discussed the Crafar court decision in his NZ Herald column. The comments below were from one of those who commented on David Farrar’s article.
Adam suggests that the comment reveals an interesting mindset and a distinct lack of knowledge around the issues.
TheOwl (Auckland City)04:00 PM Friday, 17 Feb 2012So who would have the overpayment for the farms certainly not the crafter estate, would the receivers have kept it? Chinese business practice is well know for its fair trading and honesty.
1 There is no question of an over payment for the land by the potential Chinese buyer, that is the amount they are willing to pay.
2 The implication that any so called over payment would have been kept by the receivers is scurrilous and betrays a singular lack of knowledge, unless this is a wilful mis-statement. Under the law the receivers have a legal duty to obtain the highest amount possible for the farms. It is not their concern as to whether that price is paid by foreigners or New Zealanders.
3. The comment about Chinese business practice is outrageous, xenophobic and suggests that all Chinese are corrupt. It is prejudiced and yet another example of NZ intolerance.