Australians not only do not want China to own Virgin airlines but they do not want Beijing involved “own our assets, our housing our agriculture and our land”, according to One Nation leader Pauline Hanson.
As Virgin struggles to remain viable due to travel restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, three Chinese airlines are reportedly in talks to buy out the embattled airline.
Senator Hanson told Sky News domestic industries have “outsourced” key manufacturing industries to China, which is now Australia’s largest trading partner.
She said a Chinese airline buying Virgin “would be a nightmare.”
“I am not against free trade, I’m for fair trade,” Ms Hanson said.
“We have lost our independence in Australia to produce the products we need for our own survival.”