Liu Han

Empire lacks leader after tycoon detained

Empire lacks leader after tycoon detained

Even by the rough-and-tumble standards of China's entrepreneurs, billionaire Liu Han's brushes with death mark him out. After dodging a hitman's bullets in 1997, which led to the execution of a rival tycoon and two of his relatives almost a decade later, Liu is ensnared in more killings.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2013, 4:57am

Chinese police say missing tycoon helped fugitive

Liu Han. SCMP pictures

Police disclosed on Friday that a Chinese tycoon whose disappearance threatened to disrupt deals with mining companies in the United States and Australia is being held on suspicion he helped hide a brother who is a murder suspect.

23 Mar 2013 - 10:14am

'Detention' puts hold on General Moly loan

Workers rest near a pile of iron ore in Tianjin Municipality. General Moly and Australia's Sundance Resources have expressed concern about a US$1.4 billion bid from China's Hanlong Group. Photo: Reuters

General Moly, owner of the largest rare-earths deposit in the US, suspended work on a US$665 million loan after a report that the chairman of the Chinese company arranging the credit has been detained in China.

22 Mar 2013 - 2:03am