China’s Detention of Entrepreneur Raises Fresh Concerns About Vulnerability of Private Firms

China’s Detention of Entrepreneur Raises Fresh Concerns About Vulnerability of Private Firms

Chinese authorities have detained an outspoken entrepreneur and taken control of his businesses, reviving a debate about the state’s dominance over private industry and rule of law in the world’s second-largest economy.

Sun Dawu and the conglomerate he founded, Dawu Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Group, had been publicly feuding with a state-owned farm in China’s northern city of Baoding over a long-running land dispute when police detained him, members of his family and other senior Dawu executives last week.

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