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Former China Merchants Chairman Opens Up About Long Friendship With Late CITIC Leader

By Caixin / Jun 26, 2019 02:13 PM / Business & Tech

Wang Jun. Photo: VCG

Wang Jun. Photo: VCG

Qin Xiao, former chairman of China Merchants Bank, has fond memories of the long conversations he shared with mentor and friend Wang Jun.

“During the 15 years we spent together, be it at the office or during business trips, the two of us chatted a lot, sometimes late into the night,” Qin said. “He loved to share his life experiences. Usually the sessions began with a pot of hot tea and a few chess games, before the conversations rolled on. His stories were full of legends and inspiration, and imprinted in my mind.”

Wang, who died this month at the age of 78. Wang was the former chairman of Citic Group, one of China’s largest state-owned conglomerates. Read the full story at Caixin Global.

Related: Former Citic Group Head Wang Jun Dies at 78

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