Police Confirm Assault on Zong Qinghou
   2013-09-18 12:26:03    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Jiang

Zong Qinghou, chairman of China's leading beverage company Wahaha Group, attends a press conference on July 18, 2013 in Beijing, China. [File Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]

The public security authority in Hangzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province, has confirmed that Zong Qinghou, formerly China's richest man, was injured in an attack on Friday morning near his home in the city.

Police now have a suspect that allegedly attacked Zong Qinghou in custody. Xinhua news agency reported, citing local law enforcement. Earlier reports incorrectly indicated that multiple assailants were involved in the attack that left China's second-richest with injuries to his left hand.

The man in question is a 49-year-old from Suzhou City that media reports identified only as Yang. According to the preliminary investigation, Yang went to Hangzhou looking for work, with no success. After seeing a TV program about Zong Qinghou helping migrant workers, Yang decided to seek out his assistance. After finding Zong Qinghou and pleading his case, he was turned down. That is when Yang was said to have carried out the attack.

A hospital in Hangzhou reported to web portal zjol.com.cn that a 67-year-old male patient with hand injuries was admitted under the name "Zong Qinghou" on Friday.

Zong Qinghou is the chairman of China's leading beverage company, Wahaha Group. He was recently surpassed by real estate tycoon Wang Jianlin as China's richest man.

The beverage mogul was ranked second in the Hurun Rich List, with a fortune of about 115 billion yuan.

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