Wang Xing, the co-founder, chairman and chief executive of Meituan Dianping, prepares to hit the ceremonial gong on Thursday during the Beijing-based company’s trading debut at the Hong Kong stock exchange. Photo: Reuters

Wang Xing: the graduate school dropout behind China’s Meituan Dianping meal-delivery empire

Despite a series of early setbacks, internet entrepreneur Wang Xing has managed to build what is now considered as China’s leading on-demand services platform – Meituan Dianping

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Wang Xing, the co-founder, chairman and chief executive of Meituan Dianping, prepares to hit the ceremonial gong on Thursday during the Beijing-based company’s trading debut at the Hong Kong stock exchange. Photo: Reuters
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