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If I could start over

“I would live with my family, take good care of them and run a small business, such as a stall in a market”

Liu Han, former chairman of Hanlong Mining, smokes a cigarette during a conference in Mianyang

Liu Han

Some of the last words of disgraced tycoon Liu Han prior to his execution. The 50 year-old Sichuanese billionaire was revealed to have been a murderer and a mobster, with close connections to former Chinese security tsar Zhou Yongkang. Liu gave a three hour 40 minute exclusive interview to Chutian Metropolis Daily, but only a few of his comments were published by the paper, including “I was too ambitious. I made a lot of mistakes. I am guilty. Be sure to treat family and friends well and to abide by the law.”


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