The Gate Of God Mystery

Approximately 7 or 8 years ago, we were intrigued as to why a large independent corporation from China would be interested in buying a remote area of land in Romania. An area devoid of any useful commodities such as oil, coal, corn etc. Yes, this area had forestry, but it is so far from the beaten track that it is not accessible by car. Surely, it would have been far more cost-effective to purchase readily available tracts of wooded land for commercial purposes? Furthermore, why would the Romanian government steadfastly refuse to sell this land to this successful Chinese corporation? Why was China so interested in this land and why would the Romanian government refuse to sell?