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Forty Percent of Icelanders Want Chinese Investment

Approximately 42 percent of respondents in a survey by Fréttablaðið and Stöð 2 agree that the piece of land Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum in northeast Iceland should be leased to Chinese investor Huang Nubo, who plans to develop tourism in the region.


Grímsstaðir. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Almost 31 percent of respondents said they oppose such plans and 27 percent were neither for nor against, Fréttablaðið reports.

A total of 1,326 people were called at random or until 800 people had responded to the survey on May 23 and 24.

The response rate to the question on Grímsstaðir was 94.6 percent. Respondents were asked to which extent they approved or disapproved of leasing the land to the Chinese investor on a scale from 1 to 5.

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