Christchurch mayor, Garry Moore, was on Newstalk ZB today. When questioned by Mike Yardley, on the proposed , to a subsidiary of Hutchison-Whampoa, a company with ties to the Chinese Army, Moore was less than forthcoming. He referred questions on Hutchison-Whampoa’s links to the PLA to the CEO of Christchurch City Holdings Ltd, Bob Lineham.
A letter, by Sue Hunt appeared in the Christchurch Press today questioning the sale and Hutchison-Whampoa’s ties to the Chinese government.
This deal may not be as straightforward as Garry Moore thinks.