29th May 2018
China is increasing its influence in Ireland by acquiring Goodbody Stockbrokers by one of its state run companies - Zhong Ze Culture Investment Holdings.
The Chinese are using their financial power to exert their authoritarian control over other parts of the world. The Chinese are actively working to suppress freedom of expression around the world
Don't expect anyone in Goodbodys to say anything negative about China or anything contrary to Chinese policies. You certainly won't be seeing any Dalai Lama quotes on their websites. Goodbodys will now only be invested in companies and funds that the Chinese deem favourable to their regime.
By giving the Chinese control over companies and jobs in Ireland, we are putting them in a position of power over us and weakening our democracy and republic.
Source: independent.ie 26 May 2018