China Owns Properties Across the UK
United Kingdom government registries show that China owns more than 250 properties across Britain through various offshore entities, the Guardian reported January 27.
- UK Land Registry records revealed that the China Investment Corp. (cic) has spent at least £580 million (us$713 million) on UK real estate.
- Records show the cic invested mostly in critical regional infrastructure, retail parks, trading estates and distribution centers, some of which control the flow of food and goods to multiple regions of the UK.
Disguised: The cic is known to be an investor in UK property; however, the Guardian revealed that the cic hid itself as the true buyer by purchasing the properties through offshore companies. Duncan Smith, chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, explained, “You sometimes have to go back several links to discover who actually owns the company.”
Prophecy says: In his book The United States and Britain in Prophecy, Herbert W. Armstrong explained that Britain is one of the main descendants of ancient Israel, so prophecies for end-time Israel apply to Britain today. Deuteronomy 28 prophesied that if the nations of Israel rejected God, He would allow curses to come on them to turn them back to Him.
Verses 43-44 warn that foreign peoples would come among Israel and gain its wealth and possessions that would overpower Israel: “The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.” China’s growing ownership of UK property should alert the nation and the world to these prophecies.
Learn more: Read “Wake Up to the Threat From China.”