China buys a lot of commodities from canada - wood, minerals, potash - they could exert enough commercial pressure on the government to get the deal approved if they want. They are the big dog in that game.
My head is overlooking all the #$%$ down below. What I said is this: From the perspective of a company looking for acquisitions: I would make an offer for Blackberyy millions times before I think of Nokia.
I didn't talk about whether blackberry or the Canadian government is ok with it. Plus we don't know the terms of an acquisition, maybe there will be some conditions that will take care of employment in Canada as well as sensitive issues as security.
Anyway, Nokia is up 10% today not on a buyout but on a rumor of a buyout.
And I'm just commenting that a BBRY rumor buyout makes more sense: And we all know that BBRY has no debt and the different assets that it has whether patents, subscribers, platform and network..