How a murky company with ties to the People’s Liberation Army set up shop in B.C.

The opening of a gallery and North American headquarters here by Poly Culture was the culmination of intense behind-the-scenes courting by local politicians — especially Liberal MLA Teresa Wat, then B.C.’s international trade minister — and was hailed in government documents as a major economic win and “significant day for British Columbia in its relationship with China.”

But at a time when Canada’s review of foreign investments has come under increased scrutiny — such as in the case of Anbang, an opaquely structured insurance corporation with links to China’s leading families and military figures — questions abound about the long-term investment plans by Poly Culture and China Poly Group, a company with deep military roots and a controversial past.

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