Chinese overseas investment projects on the shores of Lake Baikal have once again aroused heated discussions. In recent years, the Chinese have bought lands and real estates on the shores of Lake Baikal in Russia, which has caused dissatisfaction among some local Russian residents. US media hype: 50,000 Russians petitioned to stop the Chinese from buying land on Lake Baikal. What is the purpose?Russian people prevent Chinese people from buying land
The cooperation between China and Russia has deepened in recent years, and some western media have frequently "chugged things." On the last day of 2017, the heads of state of China and Russia exchanged congratulatory messages for the New Year, but the American media turned over the "old accounts" that day.
"Behind the friendly atmosphere of Sino-Russian relations, how Russian society and people really view China is showing a completely different picture," US media reported on December 31 that many Chinese companies have invested in the Baikal region of Russia. Russian media and local people have recently accused China of "invading" Lake Baikal. In early December 2017, a petition calling for the Chinese people to stop the massive purchase of land on Lake Baikal and destroy the local ecology has been signed by more than 50,000 people.
Lake Baikal is located in the territory of the Republic of Buryatia and Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. According to a report by International Online on December 8, 2017, at that time, local people had co-signed a letter to the Russian government, asking the government to regulate the purchase of Lake Baikal by foreigners. They are worried that this area will become "a province of China."Chinese buying property on the shore of Lake Baikal
Residents of Lake Baikal expressed their concerns in this joint open letter: Listvyanka, a characteristic local town 10% of the land is no longer owned by Russian natives, and the owners of these lands have become Chinese. If this continues, after five to ten years, this Russian village will "inevitably become a province of China." Local villagers called on the Russian government to formulate relevant policies and regulations to regulate the right to purchase and use land near Lake Baikal, and to stop the Chinese from opening hotels on the grounds of housing construction.
Sofia Buentovskaya wrote in the letter as a villager's representative: "On the fence of the village houses, it is written in Chinese on how to find the houses for sale. The entire Listvyanka is covered in Chinese. Or an advertisement in Korean that sells musk and other rare plants and animals."
The letter specifically emphasized: “After some Chinese bought our land, they brought in heavy machinery, flattened the slopes, and destroyed the natural scenery by the lake, which has been preserved for 25 million years without being moved. They built large hotels from one end of the village to the other end of the village, and they registered private residences without paying taxes."
Local resident Yevgeny Kravl wrote on social networking sites: "We are not opposed to the Chinese, or most of the people (coming to travel). We are just for the purity of Lake Baikal and for the pollution of the environment. Even the slightest improvement is for the birds, fishes and various wild animals that live in the Baikal region. I hope that those who come here are polite guests, not those businessmen who will not let go of any profit."
On December 31st, US media quoted people in the Russian tourism industry as saying that China is carrying out a large-scale economic expansion in Russia, introducing Lake Baikal into China’s past territory, and it has also become a place for some Chinese tourism companies to advertise and attract tourists. The main selling point.