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Defying Mao, Rich Chinese Crash the Communist Party

The Wall Street Journal’s James T. Areddy explores the intersection of wealth and power in today’s China: China has been grappling of late with political and social tension over its murky policy-making process and...

Wahaha Chairman Tops Forbes Rich List

CDT previously reported on the Hurun rich list and the effect of the widening wealth gap in China. Forbes has released a report naming China’s 100 Richest individuals. Coinciding with the Hurun rich list,Wahaha founder and...

China's Billionaires Double in Number

The rich are getting richer in China, according to the most recent Hurun Rich List. From the Telegraph: China now has the second most billionaires in the world, after the United States with more than 400. “The numbers are...

Forbes: China’s 400 Richest

Forbes has published its latest list of China’s 400 richest people: A quick comparison of our new Forbes China Rich List with that of the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, published in September, appears to tell a...

Beijing Tops Hurun Rich List with 143,000 Millionaires

China Daily reports on the release of the annual Hurun “rich list”: Beijing has the largest number of wealthy people in China, according to the report. It said there are 143,000 multimillionaires and 8,800...

Market Slump Takes Toll on China Rich List

Shanghai-based researcher Rupert Hoogewerf compiled the list of richest people in China for the third time. From Reuters Many of China’s richest people grew a bit poorer this year as stock and property markets tumbled, but...

Crisis Takes Toll On China’s Rich

From The Financial Times: China’s top 50 richest people lost almost a third of their wealth in the past year, the first decline since 2002, according to Hurun’s 2008 China Rich List, published on Tuesday. Steep declines in...

Taiwan’s 40 Richest

From Forbes: For decades after the end of World War II, Taiwan’s relationship with China was strained because of politics. Today, changes on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are leading to hopes for better relations between...

Fortune List of the 2008 NPC Members

A list of the richest 2008 NPC members who are listed on the Hurun Report of the wealthiest Chinese is being circulated in Chinese cyberspace. CDT translated some samples, from Zhang Yin & family – 2007...

China’s Top-grossing Authors of 2007 – Peijin Chen

Similar to the Fortune list of Chinese entrepreneurs, 2007 fortune list of Chinese authors was just released. According to the list, young Chinese around age 20 are the main readers of the book market as the winner Guo Jingming was born in 1983. Many of his books are about teenagers’ coming-of-age and romantic experiences. His […]

Forbes: 26-year-old Woman is China’s Richest Person – Joe McDonald

Yang Huiyan, a 26-year-old woman worth $16.2 billion, is China’s richest person, according to the new Forbes list. From USA Today: The China list’s rankings change sharply from year to year, reflecting the rapid evolution of the booming economy, which expanded by 11.9% in the most recent quarter. This year, there were 20 new names […]

Woman tops China rich list – Andrew Yeh

The Financial Times reports on the latest “rich list” in China, which for the first time is this year topped by a woman: A female paper recycling entrepreneur worth an estimated $3.4bn has topped the latest list of mainland China’s richest people, marking the first time a woman has been ranked as the wealthiest person. […]

A Chinese Forbes Billionaire And His Bribery

From China Business News (translated by CDT): How did a construction worker in Sichuan province become a Forbes China Billionaire? Bribery. Wang Dejun, who 20 years ago was a plasterer, was listed in 2004 on Forbes magazine’s list of Chinese billionaires with assets worth 1.1 billion yuan. In June this year, he stood trial on […]

In China’s Frontier, a Fortune Is Made – Peter S. Goodman

From the Washington Post: The Communist Party officials who run this grimy steel town on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia had big ambitions but little finance. So they called in one of China’s most successful capitalists, Yan Jiehe, and let him handle almost everything. Yan used the same plan he has applied across China’s vast […]



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