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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