* Hurun rich list stirs Chinese zodiac discussion

English: The carvings with Chinese Zodiac on t...

English: The carvings with Chinese Zodiac on the ceiling of the gate to Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SCMP: “The publication of the Hurun Global Rich List 2013, which revealed the top 10 wealthiest Chinese billionaires, on Thursday has triggered discussion among Chinese netizens about the Chinese zodiac signs of the rich.


The dragon is the most common zodiac sign among the billionaires, followed by the horse, said a post by China’s Global Times.

Commenting on the list of billionaires, one netizen wrote, “Chinese officials must be laughing at this so-called ‘rich list’.”

Others chimed in with comments on Chinese zodiac signs. “Dragons are born with a kind of self-confidence. They are destined to play a strong role,” one said.

Another claimed, “I will give birth to a ‘dragon baby’ and a ‘horse baby’!”

A third wrote, “Global Times, mind your own business.”

The report, compiled by the Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute, showed that Hong Kong entrepreneurs make up the majority of the list, followed by those from Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

The top industry sector favoured by the Chinese billionaires on the list is real estate, followed by manufacturing, finance and investment, and information technology.”

via Hurun rich list stirs Chinese zodiac discussion | South China Morning Post.


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