Alan Qiao, CEO of Dease Lake Jade Mines, inspects a boulder at the firm’s Wolverine mine site in far northern British Columbia. Photo: SCMP Picture/Handout Alan Qiao, CEO of Dease Lake Jade Mines, inspects a boulder at the firm’s Wolverine mine site in far northern British Columbia. Photo: SCMP Picture/Handout
Alan Qiao, CEO of Dease Lake Jade Mines, inspects a boulder at the firm’s Wolverine mine site in far northern British Columbia. Photo: SCMP Picture/Handout

Green is the new gold for Canadian jade miner, once a Beijing banker

Alan Qiao hopes to strike it rich in the wilds of British Columbia - and he's become a reality TV star along the way

Alan Qiao, CEO of Dease Lake Jade Mines, inspects a boulder at the firm’s Wolverine mine site in far northern British Columbia. Photo: SCMP Picture/Handout Alan Qiao, CEO of Dease Lake Jade Mines, inspects a boulder at the firm’s Wolverine mine site in far northern British Columbia. Photo: SCMP Picture/Handout
Alan Qiao, CEO of Dease Lake Jade Mines, inspects a boulder at the firm’s Wolverine mine site in far northern British Columbia. Photo: SCMP Picture/Handout
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