Chinese billionaire Hu Keqin bought farms in Indre and Allier and recently opened a first bakery in a chic Beijing complex. Photo: AFP

Billionaire Hu Keqin has bold plan to conquer China with baguettes – and he’s snapping up French farms to do it

Hu Keqin used legal loopholes – buying almost all of each farm rather than the entirety – to skirt rules that can allow the French government to block sales of farmland

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Chinese billionaire Hu Keqin bought farms in Indre and Allier and recently opened a first bakery in a chic Beijing complex. Photo: AFP
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