A reckoned Chinese billionaire has been jailed for 18 years. It is the latest news in the string of punishments against the corporate bosses. Sun Dawu is the owner of the latest private agricultural business in the country at Hebei.
Sun is 67 years old. He has always been an outspoken person about human rights and on other political topics. He had an accusation of picking up quarrels and provoking trouble.
The other charges against him include the illegal occupying of the farmland, assembling the crowd for attacking state agencies. Also, he has received charges for obstructing the workers of the government from performing their duty.
The company of this Chinese Billionaire is among the biggest in the nation. This business ranges from meat piercing to pet food for hospitals and schools. He has been detained since last year with 20 of his relatives and business accounts. This took place over a land dispute along with a farm run by the government.
Sun is also close to some prominent Chinese political dissidents. He has criticized the government in the past for its rural policies. He has been one of the few people who have accused the government openly of covering up the African swine flu. It will affect his farms in 2019. Later it devastated the industries in the country.
He also received a sentence in prison in 2013 for illegal fundraising. However, the case overturned after the outpouring of support from the activists and many publics. Sun has denied many of the accusations against him during his pre-trial hearing. He has described himself as an ” outstanding communist party member.” However, he has admitted to making some of the mistakes.
He said, “The way they’re investigating me now is making those close to us suffer and those who hate us rejoice. I wish to take the charges upon myself, even if they’re severe, in exchange for the release of others. We are people who have made contributions to society,”
China is on the verge of cracking down on the entrepreneurs and the businesses in the country. Major companies like Didi, Tencent, Alibaba are receiving investigations for a range of regulatory issues.