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Mr. Liang Goes To Beijing: China's Richest Man Enters Politics

Liang Wengen, founder of industrial giant Sany, will stand as a candidate for the Communist Party Central Committee. It is a sign that the status of the entire group of Chinese private entrepreneurs is rapidly changing.

Liang Wengen (rt) meets with a local Chinese politician (sany)
Liang Wengen (rt) meets with a local Chinese politician (sany)
Kai Yue

Liang Wengen, China's richest businessman, is going into politics. This is not just a personal success for Liang, but also a breakthrough for the entire Chinese private-sector economy.

Liang Wengen is a candidate as an alternate member of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee (CPC), nominated for the post by the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce. Liang's outstanding personal qualities are what make him stand out.

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