Chinese official offered huge reward... if he can swim in polluted river

Photos Jin Zengmin posted on his Sina Weibo. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A Zhejiang entrepreneur is offering a 200,000 yuan reward to a senior official if he swims in a polluted river for 20 minutes, as part of an attempt to draw attention to the environmental plight in China's eastern province.

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013, 8:01am 6 comments

Cecil Chao hopes for 'natural cure' for gay daughter Gigi

Daughter Gigi Chao

Billionaire playboy Cecil Chao, who offered nearly HK$500 million to any man who could turn his lesbian daughter Gigi straight, has now said he hopes that the "change" will occur naturally.

Property magnate Chao, 76, offered the bounty after finding out about his daughter's marriage to her partner of eight years Sean Eav.

15 Oct 2012 - 4:04pm 2 comments

'Applications' coming in thick and fast for tycoon's daughter

Gigi Chao: manhunt

Tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung says "applications" have flooded in from around the world since he put up a HK$500 million bounty to find a man to win the heart of his daughter, Gigi.

"People send me letters, e-mails and faxes," Chao told the Post. He has received about 100 applications. "I haven't had time to read them yet. I'll have to discuss it with Gigi."

28 Sep 2012 - 4:26pm 7 comments

Property heir Gigi Chao has laugh over father's bounty on her heart

Gigi Chao says her father is in denial. Photo: SCMP

Gigi Chao, the daughter of property tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, said she thought the HK$500 million marriage bounty offered by her father to find her a husband was "quite entertaining".

Speaking in a light-hearted tone, Chao told the Post: "He [her father] has an interesting interpretation of me."

27 Sep 2012 - 8:55am 3 comments

Tycoon offers HK$500m bounty to find husband for gay daughter

Tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung and his "devoted" daughter Gigi

Wanted: kind, generous man to marry tycoon's daughter. Must be talented with a good heart. HK$500 million reward for the successful applicant. That's the bounty property developer Cecil Chao Sze-tsung is offering for the right man to marry his daughter, Gigi Chao. There's just one catch - she revealed her same-sex marriage last week.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:42pm 15 comments

Bond trader Jeffrey Gundlach offers US$1.7m for return of art collection

The haul included paintings by (clockwise from left) Franz Kline, William Wendt, Guy Rose and Philip Guston. Photos: Santa Monica Police Department

Even by Hollywood standards, the audacious art heist from the home of a wealthy Los Angeles money man is an intriguing whodunit.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:35am

US slams Pakistani minister’s filmmaker bounty

Muslim protesters hold a rally and march in Hong Kong on Sunday to condemn a film made in the US. Photo: David Wong

The United States on Sunday denounced a US$100,000 bounty offered by a Pakistani politician for killing the maker of an anti-Islam film that has triggered a wave of deadly protests.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am