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Chinese billionaire sees baguette goldmine in French fields

Hu Keqin has bought 3,000 ha of wheat fields to provide some of the flour for 1,500 French bakeries in China

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Over the past four years, Chinese billionaire Hu Keqin has quietly bought 3,000 ha of wheat fields in the central Indre and Allier regions of France (above).

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Over the past four years, Chinese billionaire Hu Keqin (above) has quietly bought 3,000 ha of wheat fields in the central Indre and Allier regions of France.

Thiel-sur-Acolin, France

IN THE peaceful French village of Thiel-sur-Acolin, retired farmer Marc Bernardet is ambivalent about having a Chinese billionaire for a neighbour. Over the past four years, Hu Keqin has quietly snapped up 3,000 ha of wheat fields in the central Indre and Allier...

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