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Chinese investors open schools, shellfish hatchery, more to come in former resource town

May 2nd, 2016 · 2 Comments

I heard that a Chinese private school was looking to partner with the local school board in Powell River to start a new kind of venture, where the Chinese company would build a school and dormitories for 400 students while the district handled all the teaching.

That was interesting enough. But once I started calling around to get more information, I found out there was so much more going on: another Chinese investor, another piece of property and talk of joint programs with the local university satellite campus; a shellfish hatchery just opened by still another Chinese investor; and Chinese entrepreneur immigrants coming in to the community through the entrepreneurship program.

My story that sketches out the bare bones of this is here. I imagine there will be more to come in future.

I think we have no idea at all what kind of change is going to be wrought on this province by these investors from one of the world’s biggest economies, who seem to have a fascination with the province equivalent to what the Germans do.


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