July 26, 2021

He Xiangjian: China arrests five after attempt to kidnap billionaire

Five people have been arrested in China after an attempt to kidnap one of the country’s richest men, He Xiangjian.

Mr He is the billionaire founder of the Midea Group, one of the world’s biggest home appliance manufacturers.

Police were notified of the break-in on Sunday at his luxury villa in Foshan city in southern Guangdong province by his son who eluded the intruders.

All involved were arrested and no one hurt, said police. Social media users likened it to an action film plot.

Mr He’s son reportedly snuck out of the property and swam across a nearby river to seek help.

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