As Vladimir Putin annexes Crimea, China already owns 5% of the Ukraine. They took it over last September when nobody was paying attention. And they're also buying up land in Canada and America.
The communist-run but very capitalist nation of China needs food for its hungry workers.
With too few farms in China to feed a burgeoning population, Chinese immigrants have started buying up agricultural lands in Canada and shipping produce to Asia.
Provincial authorities counted a half dozen large investment firms buying up farmlands in the province of one million people, but could not say if any of them are linked to Beijing, nor estimate the size of their land holdings. MORE