Chinese tycoon Li Jianhua and daughter Carol Li Xiaoqi are fighting over a Vancouver real estate fortune, including the two multimillion-dollar properties pictured in the background. Photos: Guangdong Weihua Corporation/Eastmoney user photo/Ian Young. Montage by SCMP

Chinese tycoon Li Jianhua fights daughter over Canada real estate fortune in lawsuits depicting knife violence, fraud and corporate turmoil

  • The former Chinese politician denies ‘each and every allegation’ by daughter Carol Li Xiaoqi in their battle over Vancouver assets worth millions
  • She says he brandished a knife in a confrontation over dying wife’s shares, while he says daughter fraudulently had him sign English documents he could not read
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Chinese tycoon Li Jianhua and daughter Carol Li Xiaoqi are fighting over a Vancouver real estate fortune, including the two multimillion-dollar properties pictured in the background. Photos: Guangdong Weihua Corporation/Eastmoney user photo/Ian Young. Montage by SCMP
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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.