Mayor accused of secretly selling land to Chinese

Rapperswil (c) Roland Fischer, Zürich

Local politicians in Rapperswil are unhappy the mayor sold 2,000 m2 of land to a Chinese company for CHF 2.4m in secret last year.

The sale has now come to light as the company has submitted a planning application to build an innovation centre.

The Chinese say the centre is aimed to help Swiss start-ups.

Members of the Social Democratic Party have filed a complaint with the canton – Sankt Gallen – complaining about then deal and say it was done without the agreement of the commune. 

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