‘Chinese Rockefeller is coming’

Published on 12 September 2013 at 11:07


China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, has announced his intention to build “an enormous tourist resort with hotels, a shopping centre, restaurants and leisure facilities,” reports Standart. “He wants to build in a region close to archaeological sites, and use mineral water springs to develop spas".

The billionaire, who is estimated to be worth €14bn, met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Orecharski at the Dalian economic forum in China. He is expected to travel to Sofia in October.

The daily explains that Chinese investment in Bulgaria has risen from €14m in 2012 to €85m in 2013. However, it still only represents 0.21 per cent of foreign investment in the country.

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