Billionaire NPC member Zheng Jianjiang, and the home that once stood on a Vancouver lot owned by his wife, He Yiju. The home was hit with a C$249,313 (US$190,000) vacancy tax bill. Photos: Xinhua/BC Supreme Court affidavit via SEAL Consulting

Vancouver fights back in tax battle over US$20 million property linked to Chinese billionaire NPC member Zheng Jianjiang

  • Enforcement of a US$190,000 vacancy tax bill on a home owned by the wife of air-conditioning tycoon Zheng Jianjiang is ‘reasonable and correct’, the city says
  • The home, since demolished, was uninhabitable and filled with ‘large amounts of human/animal faeces’, says the owner’s lawsuit against the tax bill
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Billionaire NPC member Zheng Jianjiang, and the home that once stood on a Vancouver lot owned by his wife, He Yiju. The home was hit with a C$249,313 (US$190,000) vacancy tax bill. Photos: Xinhua/BC Supreme Court affidavit via SEAL Consulting
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Ian Young

Ian Young

Ian Young is the Post's Vancouver correspondent. A journalist for more than 20 years, he worked for Australian newspapers and the London Evening Standard before arriving in Hong Kong in 1997. There he won or shared awards for excellence in investigative reporting and human rights reporting, and the HK News Awards Scoop of the Year. He moved to Canada with his wife in 2010.