Insight - Chinese Investors Target Hotels, Wineries, Mineral Water in British Columbia

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - When Liu Chuang landed in Vancouver in 2013, he noticed that most of the Chinese immigrants he met were heavily invested in residential real estate and hungry to diversify.

Flipping houses didn't appeal to the 39-year-old entrepreneur, who is launching a Vancouver-based tech incubator to help his Chinese-born friends invest in local start-ups.

"The Chinese I know ... they've already bought quite a few houses, they really don't want to buy any more," said Liu, who was also born in China and co-founded venture capital firm Nextplay Ventures. "Now they want to invest in technology or other industries that can give a good return on investment." Liu represents what real estate agents, lawyers and immigration consultants say is a transformative shift in where wealthy Asian individuals and families, primarily from mainland China, place their money in British Columbia, the West Coast province.

Vancouver has been a top destination for Asian immigrants for decades, helping make it Canada's most expensive housing market and one consistently ranked as North America's least affordable. Houses and luxury condos in the Vancouver area have been the investment of choice for both well-heeled new arrivals and China-based investors putting money abroad.

But with the Vancouver market looking pricey, many of these investors are seeking other opportunities. They range from hotels and golf courses targeting Chinese tourists to berry farms, mineral water sources, and wineries that export to Asia.

"The days of parking capital in five houses in Vancouver have passed," said Richard Kurland, a local immigration lawyer.

While provincial agencies and industry associations contacted by Reuters do not collect figures for foreign investment in commercial property, there are threads of data that support the anecdotal evidence.

Hotel sales to buyers with ties to China increased to four in 2014 from just one in 2011, according to sales information provided to Reuters by global hotel consulting firm HVS. And reports of rising demand for wineries and farms has coincided with a 60 percent jump in the value of British Columbiawine exports to China from 2010 through 2013, and a doubling in the value of agricultural food exports to China in that same period.

Those servicing the new wave says Chinese investors are also looking to put down roots and build a local business for their children, with British Columbia's mild climate and clean air increasingly seen as more desirable than China's pollution-hit cities.

This marks a shift from a tradition among many wealthy families who had lived in Canada just long enough to secure citizenship, and to put their kids through school, before returning to Asia.

The recent rise in demand for commercial land, tourism properties, and even entire villages has coincided with China President Xi Jinping's "Operation Fox Hunt," which aims to nab allegedly corrupt officials who have moved abroad and to seize their assets.

The corruption crackdown has even legitimate business people concerned about the future and looking to diversify their holdings, say those serving this community "It has to do with the perceived political climate in China," said Alice Chen, managing director at SKY Capital Group, which advises wealthy Chinese on acquisition opportunities.

"Economic and political policies can change at any minute, which affects their businesses, so they see Canada as the more stable environment." The recent hotel deals were mostly in the C$15 million to C$30 million range, said Carrie Russell, managing director for Canada with HVS. Chinese buyers are also seeking to acquire expensive luxury hotels, though they have not been as successful in winning the bidding for those, she said.

Chinese groups are also looking to crack into property development, seeking land to build condos or major mixed-use projects, said David Goodman, a real estate agent with HQ Commercial.

"Over the last three or four years, they were dipping their feet in. Now they are really setting up shop," he said.

These investors are also looking outside of coastal Vancouver to agribusiness and tourism opportunities in British Columbia's interior and remote north, such as the ghost town of Bradian, which sold to a group of Chinese investors in December. They plan to turn it into a mini Whistler-style resort for everything from skiing to snowmobiling and fishing.

Among the most popular investments are wineries, which appeal to buyers looking for a lifestyle business that can be passed on to the next generation, said Christa Frosch, an agent with Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

In 2009 there was just one Chinese-owned winery in British Columbia, said Frosch. But now she estimates about 10 percent of the province's 230 licensed wineries are owned by people with ties to mainland China.

Chinese ownership has risen in tandem with trade, and now roughly 90 percent of the province's wine exports go to China.

Some investors are eyeing another luxury export - spring water.

Immigration consultant Alex Liao said he has clients looking to spend at least C$20 million to buy a well and set up a bottling plant to export mountain water to China, where the economic boom has also meant higher pollution.

"One of my clients is exporting - I cannot believe it - 200 container loads of mineral water from B.C. to China every single month," said Liao. "Lots of people, right now, are buying wells." Julie Wei, a residential agent with Macdonald Realty who now also helps clients find commercial opportunities, says the desire to buy a Canadian business is motivated in some cases by children who have spent years in Vancouver and no longer want to return to China.

That's what happened to Ben Bi, who came to Canada for university and ended up staying. Backed by his family's real estate business in China, Bi has bought a tract of land and is designing a high-end multi-home development.

The project is the first of many the 34-year-old hopes to tackle, as he looks to shift more of the focus of the family business to Canada from China. His parents first resisted the plan, but changed their minds after learning more about Vancouver.

"They actually want to see the next generation, and even the generation after me, have a better life," he said.

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The Sphincter of Oddi is also prone to spasms, which can be caused by alcohol consumption, smoking, fatty meals, and stress.How does Genuine Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt heal the Pancreas?The pH of pancreatic fluid is alkaline because digestive enzymes can only become active in an alkaline setting. To maintain proper alkaline conditions, the pancreas must use a lot of minerals and bicarbonates. Therefore, the pancreas normally stockpiles a large amount of these trace minerals and bicarbonates. But both the pancreas and its pancreatic fluids lose their alkalinity when the whole body is getting too acidic. The loss of alkalinity can cause valve blockages and spasms in the Sphincter of Oddi.Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water contains a complex and beneficial composition of minerals and bicarbonates, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, sulfates, chlorides, bicarbonates. It also contains necessary trace minerals, including cobalt, zinc, selenium, copper, lithium, and more. Necessary components of pancreatic fluids, these minerals and bicarbonates enhance the flow and production of the pancreatic fluids, digestive pancreatic enzymes and decrease the pressure inside the pancreas by opening the Sphincter of Oddi. The healing mineral water prepared from the Genuine Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt can naturally increase the production end release of digestive pancreatic enzymes in healthy and sick people. It is very difficult to do all these above by the conventional medicine.Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water also helps the duodenum to manufacture and release digestive hormones, as well as regulates digestion in the liver and gastrointestinal tract. These digestive hormones let the pancreas know the amount of bicarbonates and enzymes that will be needed for digesting starches, sugars, lipids, and proteins that will be arriving in the duodenum en route from the stomach.Karlovy Vary water made from the Genuine Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt has been used for centuries by generations of Europeans as a natural, non-drug approach to treating chronic pancreatitis.The information on this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment and advice of a qualified licensed professional.
In Morocco Even Bottled Water Can Be Dangerous
Faucet and sometimes bottled water in Morocco is not of high quality. The water is the reason of many intestinal diarrheas, from which not only tourists suffer but also natives. There are no cities in Morocco, where you can drink pure faucet water: sewage of big cities of the country and industrial flowing are thrown down to the area of rivers and to the sea without preliminary purifying.The Morocco authorities are worried about the ecological condition of basins and, as a result, low quality of faucet water. By 2008 building of new purifying constructions and 35 km of a sewerage drain in the city of Tetouan is planned in Morocco.We remind that this year the World Bank loaned to the Morocco authorities US$ 100 million for water sector development. The close date of this program is the 31st of December 2007. The program is designed to provide annual budget support and sustain the incremental implementation of a broad program of reforms in Morocco's water sector towards more efficient and sustainable water management and service delivery. Guided by principles of integrated resources management, demand management and performance management, the program tackles central sector governance and financing issues while supporting sub-sectoral reforms in resource management, irrigation, and water supply and sanitation.Till that time guests of Morocco are recommended categorically not to drink water from basins and water-pipes without preliminary boiling. You should better buy bottled water of factory packing, at the same time paying attention to impermeability and safety of bottles. You should remember that Morocco natives practice swindling with water: they can pour faucet water in a used bottle and put it for sale. Usually small stores and street shops sin with it.Besides you should not order drinks with ice at bars: nobody guarantees that the ice is not frozen faucet water. Juices with ice, which are offered everywhere, you should also drink with big prudence: many bartenders add to juices either not very pure ice or faucet water.Travelers recommend the following local sorts of mineral water: "Sidi All", "Sidi Harazem", "Ulmes", the main thing is safety of packing!At many hotels faucet water is quite safe because of water filters, but it has an unusual for European or American stomachs composition of micro elements, so it can also cause digestive disorders.
Rejuvenate with Food
Inactivity, along with poor diet, are largely responsible for premature aging of our bodies. Hormonal production during puberty, and for half a dozen years after, is almost unaffected by poor food choices or inactivity. That is why we cannot see the correlation of inactivity with poor diet as major contributors to aging. Not until we approach our forties do these truths begin to convince us that exercise and diet are so crucial to health and well being.Overeating causes our bodies to respond negatively, producing hormones that are responsible for fat storage and negating production of rejuvenating hormones like growth hormones or testosterone. The interplay between exercise and diet is a critical union that needs to be choreographed.What do we know for sure?We eat too much - excessive calories.We eat too large a meal at most sittings - binging, 2nd helpings.We eat poor quality, fast, saturated fat foods - fried fast foods.We eat for taste and emotional comfort - pleasure and emotion dictate our appetite.We do not see the link between health and diet or performance with food - nutrient content is ignored when making food choices.What is the easiest way to start the change to a healthy, performance enhancing, rejuvenating, hormone producing diet?Eat less calories-smaller portions, baked vs. fried foods, less saturated fat.Eat more often-nutritious snacks every 3 hours can replace some meals. Planned meals with lean meat, raw vegetables, and low glycemic carbohydrates.Eat more fresh fruit & vegetables-put on your grocery list fresh berries, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, brussel sprouts, asparagus spears etc... Eat your strawberries, blueberries, raspberries raw and your vegetables raw. When you cook your fruits and veggies you lose a lot of vital nutrients. Instead of salad dressing, use lemon juice on your salads.Eat more intelligently by planning your meals from the grocery store to the dinner plate. Have at least the next 2 nutritious meals planned before hand. Balance lean protein with fibrous carbohydrates (vegetables) along with a small portion of starchy carbs. Reduce the use of fats like butter, sour cream and creamed sauces.Train your taste buds to enjoy, even relish good food. Try to recognize the subtle flavors' of a variety of vegetables devoid of creamy sauces and fats that mask everything into a gravy of artery clogging, fat laden stew. Every meal can be a discovery of nutritious foods.The short course on a quasi-nutritious meal.Take one fast food "meal".Add one apple for desert.Replace the over sugared, caffeinated drink with mineral water.Save some of the frozen, deep fried French fries for your dog. (don't let the Humane Society know!) Take half of the bun to scrape off the condiments (discard this discreetly) and eat the patty and the other half of the bun.There it is, limited bodily damage plus hydration, fiber and vitamins.What most people need to do to for a nutritious healthy diet!Do your own grocery shopping.Do some cooking.Read product labels (sodium content, calories, fat, sugar, preservatives, expiration dates etc...) Avoid any food that makes you hit the couch within an hour of eating it.Not eating while watching television! You need to think on what, why and how much you are eating.What most people should not do for a nutritious diet!Buy diet food or drinks.Buy a diet program or book.Buy meal replacement shakes.Buy meal replacement bars.Buy any packaged food that could be used for Halloween treats for kids.The golden rule of good food-"If you do not have to peel it, wash it, refrigerate it or throw it out within a week of bringing it home.......it is not likely good food" These are just some basic thoughts of food that can rejuvenate, rather than degenerate our bodies.Tags:
Pack These 11 Long-haul Flight Essentials
As an avid traveller and travel writer, I've become a whiz at packing, breezing through airport security and finding the best deals. I can honestly say that I love airports (ok, fine, I love airport lounges) and at 6' 4", have few issues when flying coach. However, like most travellers, I find long-haul flights burdensome. Over the years, I've tried numerous things to break the oppressive yoke of long flights in order to make them enjoyable. No traveller should board a plane without a neck pillow, sleep mask, sweater/scarf, and earphones and earplugs so I'll be skipping those. But here are 11 products/tips that are essential for you to have an comfortable experience while aboard a long-haul flight.Once you've stowed your carry-on luggage away in the overhead compartment, change the time on your watch and smartphone to that of your arrival destination and abide by that time zone. What I mean is, if it's bedtime where you're heading, pull on that eye mask, pop in those ear plugs and get some sleep. Setting your body clock to that of your arrival city will reduce, and in some cases, eliminate jet lag.This should be a no-brainer, as turbulence can result in bits of your in-flight meal or drops of red wine ending up on clothing. If you're travelling with kids, you'll definitely need and a few wet wipes.Celebrities have created a run on Japanese and Korean beauty products, resulting in sweeping popularity in the West. One such cult fave is the sheet mask. Chrissy Teigen swears by it, and even Guardians of the Galaxy actor has given it a whirl. The practice of 'masking' on airplanes is not just an Instagrammable , the hydrating sheets prevent the skin from dehydrating due to dry cabin air.Game changer! If you didn't know about , now you do! Similar to the widely popular , Avène offers a moisturizing and refreshing spray that's suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types. Fun fact: the practice of spraying mineral water on the face has roots in the ancient Greek dermatological practice of balneotherapy aka bathing in mineral water.Yes, there's a hydration theme here. Did you know that at 30,000 feet cabin pressure creates air that's as dry as a desert which affects the skin, eyes, lips and cuticles? I spend a lot of lotions and creams, however, whenever I travel comes to my rescue. The bamboo leaf extract makes this moisturizer intensely hydrating and corrects dryness, uneven texture, fine lines and dullness. A good moisturizer will have your skin looking like you flew private.You're going to need something to keep you occupied, especially if the in-flight entertainment isn't your speed, or in my (repeated) experience, the screen in the back of the headrest is out of service.Because no one should move around the cabin barefoot or just in socks. Ew. allow you to get comfy, and remain stylish and respectful of your fellow passenger. They also relieve your feet from swelling caused by high altitudes. Which brings me to the next tip...During long flights, travellers can develop gravitational edema - the swelling of the feet and ankles. This is due to the blood sinking to the feet after sitting for long periods. This can be alleviated by wearing looser clothing (say "ta-ta" to skinny jeans and leggings), staying hydrated, and walking around the cabin two to three times every five hours.Read above to see the many benefits of remaining hydrated during long flights. However, in this quest, you don't want to be a nuisance to the crew by incessantly pressing the call button for someone to refill the thimble of a cup that they use on flights. Foldable/collapsible , which take up very little space in your carry-on, can be filled in the galley and you won't have to wait when thirst strikes.You don't want your laptop to run out of juice while working on board, or land with five percent battery life. Ensure that you travel with portable laptop and cellphone and the proper cables to keep your devices fully charged without having to gamble with whether your flight has USB chargers on board.Yes, you'll need some to freshen your breath quickly, but chewing gum also allows you to pop your ears safely. Changing altitude can result in - the sometimes painful sensation that the ears are clogged. Chewing helps to open the eustachian tubes which regulate the pressure in the middle ear.
Know About These Seven Types of Water | the Times of India
01/8Know about these seven types of waterHas sparkling water something to do with sparkling wine? Is RO water same as distilled water? What is mineral water? Is flavoured water healthy? There are so many questions that accost us when we come across these various types of water in our day today life. Here is an attempt to clear some of the doubts around the water we drink on various occasions.02/8Infused waterAlso known as detox water, it is one of the most popular drinks these days. Chopped fruits, vegetables and herbs are placed in a jar to which chilled water is added. It not only tastes delicious but is also super healthy and is said to detoxify the body and aid weight loss.03/8Tonic waterOften used as a drink mixer for cocktails, tonic water has a bitter flavor that comes from the quinine added to it. Initially it was used as a medical tonic.04/8Sparkling waterSparkling water is a type of mineral water which has dissolved gases in natural form. But those manufactured artificially are basically carbonated water, but healthier because they do not have added sugar.05/8RO waterReverse Osmosis or RO as it is called uses high pressure to force water through a semi permeable membrane. It removes some dissolved salts, organics, bacteria and pathogens. However as the RO membrane ages in the filter it cannot be relied on removing all types of germs, especially viruses.06/8Flavoured waterFlavoured water can be both DIY and artificially manufactured. To make it at home, place herbs and fruits in a jar and muddle with spoon. Add water and drink. It will have an amazing flavor. The ones manufactured have added artificial flavours.07/8Mineral waterNatural water from springs and fountains that are rich in minerals, salts and sulphor compounds is known as mineral water. In older days, people visited these 'springs' for a cure, but now these waters are mostly bottled and sold.08/8Distilled WaterIt is the purest form of water (99.9%) and is obtained by the process of distillation i.e evaporating water to leave the contaminants behind. It is free from germs but also has no healthy dissolved salts.
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