By Dawn Wang
Wang Shuo (right) with Jaycee Chan (left), son of Jackie.
On Thursday, a Weibo user claiming to be a reporter posted that she and her husband were beaten by Wang Shuo, one of the four famous Beijing fuerdai (second generation rich), on Wednesday night in Beijing. The tweet became Weibo’s number one trending item in less than 24 hours.
The journalist, whose real name remains unknown, said on Weibo that when she and her husband were driving on Taijichang Road, their car was headed off by a Bugatti.
“A short guy came out of the Bugatti and insisted that we were taking photo of his car,” she wrote “he was so crazy, and punched both me and my husband. We had to call to police.” Later she discovered that the person is Wang Shuo, one of the so-called Beijing ‘fuerdai’.
Wang, the son of a wealthy real estate developer in Beijing, is famous for his lavish lifestyle: expensive sports cars, celebrity girlfriends, and a mansion beside the Forbidden City. He was previously accused of pointing a firearm at another Beijing fuerdai.
According to @kimka1913, Wang Shuo later apologised by phone. Victims and netizens are unsatisfied with his apology however and continue to attack him online. The reporter later posted that Wang failed to show up to the police station as promised to settle the incident.