Millionaire recycling tycoon and self-proclaimed ‘Beloved Chinese Role Model‘ Chen Guangbiao has seemingly bounced back unperturbed after a failed attempt to purchase the New York Times, and is now telling reporters that he has his eyes set on the Wall Street Journal. Oh, and that he is ‘very good at working with Jews’.
“I am going to talk to the Wall Street Journal and find out if it’s for sale,” he said in an interview with New York-based Chinese TV station Sinovision. The statement’s shock-value is somewhat lessened by the fact that the media hound has already tried to purchase a billion dollar stake in the New York Times, an endeavor which, fortunately, ended fruitlessly.
According to SCMP:
Chen said he was aware that many American papers were Jewish-owned. He said he was up for the job since he had “equally competent IQ and EQ” compared with Jews.
“I am very good at working with Jews,” he said.
Chen also added that his chances of purchasing the Times most likely fell apart because he leaked his plan to the media.
During a press conference held in a Manhattan hotel (which kicked off with a song composed by Chen himself), the philanthropist said that there were three matters of business that needed to be taken care of during his trip to the US:
The first is to buy The New York Times; the second is to underwrite a series of plastic surgeries for a mother and daughter; the third is to expand his recycling business to the US, and to site visit a bridge in San Francisco that needs to be demolished.