Well, They NEVER…
Backaways there was talk of enzed farmers’ officials regarding well, if rich Chinese investors wanted IN on kiwiland holdings then they – kiwis – should have equal rights to go buy land in China..
Ummmn… several sighed. Why would they want that.. the language, customs.. livings.. so different..
And then – dah-darhh – a dawning of sorts! Like who were these people.. these officials.. were they for themselves or repping for others.? mebbe both.. did they include brokers.. traders.. land being their flair, so to say..
Media had gotten on to things.. and here Reuters present their first SPECIAL COVERAGE of the same.. Quite a read.. yet so instructive.. and yes, likely containing the answers to those questions..
For the Chinese and more modern exemplars of hukou… of ‘hooked in’ and other dependent devices known to all and sundry.
For those seeking answers you will find them here. As the Markness Else hath said: to err is also human — and whether Chinese or kiwi they do have things in common.. 🙂