Chu Shijian, China’s Tobacco King, who went on to produce the country’s favourite oranges, has died, aged 91. Chu Shijian, China’s Tobacco King, who went on to produce the country’s favourite oranges, has died, aged 91.
Chu Shijian, China’s Tobacco King, who went on to produce the country’s favourite oranges, has died, aged 91.
China economy

‘An extraordinary man’: China’s tobacco and orange king, entrepreneur Chu Shijian, dies aged 91

  • He made his name by turning Yuxi Tobacco Company – later renamed the Hongta Tobacco Group – into a thriving national tobacco giant in the 1980s and 1990s
  • He was also head of an orange-growing empire in a remote, mountainous area of Yunnan province, southwest China, called Chu Oranges

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Chu Shijian, China’s Tobacco King, who went on to produce the country’s favourite oranges, has died, aged 91. Chu Shijian, China’s Tobacco King, who went on to produce the country’s favourite oranges, has died, aged 91.
Chu Shijian, China’s Tobacco King, who went on to produce the country’s favourite oranges, has died, aged 91.
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