October 15, 2021

Chinese Billionaire Sun Dawu Is Sentenced To 18 Years For ‘Provoking Trouble’

Chinese Billionaire Sun Dawu Is Sentenced To 18 Years For ‘Provoking Trouble’

Chinese Billionaire Sun Dawu Is Sentenced To 18 Years For ‘Provoking Trouble’

28 July 2021
Emily Feng

BEIJING — Sun Dawu, one of China’s best-known rural entrepreneurs, was handed an 18-year prison sentence on Wednesday amid broader efforts by authorities in China to rein in powerful businessmen and limit the influence of private enterprise.

The billionaire pig farmer was found guilty of eight charges by the Gaobeidian District People’s Court in Hebei province. The charges included gathering crowds to attack state agencies, illegal fundraising and “provoking trouble.”

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