A rural community in Michigan has hailed a 'huge victory' after a Chinese-owned industrial firm backed out of buying local farmland. Residents of the idyllic Green Charter Township, around 50 miles east of Lake Michigan, say they were 'bullied' into accepting the takeover, but refused to do so. Why are we allowing them to buy land here and we can't buy land in China? Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D.) has welcomed Gotion's $2.4billion investment in Green Charter Township, which she said would create 2,350 'good-paying jobs'. Jim Chapman, supervisor of Green Charter Township, told DailyMail.com that the 'majority' of residents saw the deal as 'an unbelievable economic opportunity' and accused those who opposed it of displaying a 'NIMBY attitude'.