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Majority of Icelanders Approve of Chinese Investment

By Iceland Review

The majority of respondents, 59.1 percent, to a survey conducted yesterday by the news media Fréttabladid and Stöd 2 approve of Chinese investment company Zhonkun Group’s acquisition of Grímsstadir á Fjöllum, a piece of land in northeast Iceland.


Jökulsárgljúfur, close to Grímsstadir. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

These respondents stated they were either rather supportive or very supportive of the investment, while 22.7 percent of respondents said they were neither for nor against it, and 18.2 percent were either rather or very opposed to it, Fréttabladid reports.

More men than women, 65.2 percent compared to 52.9 percent, approve of the acquisition, while 50 percent of respondents who support the Left-Green Movement take the strongest position against the sale compared to voters of other parties.

Supporters of the other coalition party, the Social Democratic Alliance, are more positive towards the acquisition than those of the Left-Greens: 65.6 percent said they favored the move, Fréttabladid reports.

Click here to read more about the acquisition plans, led by Huang Nubo, the man behind Zhonkun Group.


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