Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was responding to a question from KHJ News if his government was concerned at the number of local businesses being sold to Chinese interests.
Major sales of Samoan businesses to Chinese interests include the two Sheraton Aggie Greys resorts and the Tree House Hotel at Malololelei.
And more recently the Catholic Church has sold a major beach property on the northern east coast of Upolu island to another Chinese organisation.
The sale of Samoan land continues to be a major concern for many and was the cause of a recent peaceful march led by many overseas based academics.
Tuilaepa pointed out that Chinese owned businesses now employ more Samoans than other companies.
He said these companies are providing employment for the thousands who graduate every year.