OBITUARY: Weiqiao Pioneering Group founder Zhang Shiping dies at 73

Zhang Shiping, founder and chairman of Weiqiao Pioneering Group, the parent company of the world's largest aluminium producer China Hongqiao, died on Thursday May 23 after a period of illness.

Born in a remote village in China’s Shandong province and armed only with a high school education, the self-made tycoon was widely regarded as “legendary” within the aluminium and cotton industries. Zhang began his career as a mill worker in a small cotton factory in his hometown of Zouping in...


Hui Li

May 27, 2019

02:00 GMT