Wahaha Founder Zong Qinghou Injured In Knife Attack [UPDATE]

Wahaha founder Zong Qinghou

Founder and CEO of the Hangzhou-based Wahaha, Zong Qinghou, was reportedly assaulted with a knife on Friday and had tendons in his hand slashed.

Via SCMP:

Shenzhen-based Hong Kong Commercial Daily earlier said four tendons on Zong’s left hand were severed during an attack near his home at downtown Jiefang Road on Friday morning. It said Zong underwent reattachment operations in Hangzhou’s Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, quoting a nurse of the institution.

More details will be released later. In the meantime, a source told SCMP that Zong was back in the office as of this morning.

Zong, 67, is the second-richest man in China, according to this year’s Hurun Rich List, behind real estate tycoon Wang Jianlin — “despite Zong’s wealth growing 50%.” He ranked No. 1 in 2012.

China’s former richest man Zong Qinghou injured in knife attack (SCMP)

UPDATE, 2:27 pm: A suspect — a disgruntled job interviewee — has been arrested, according to Xinhua:

The suspect, a 49-year-old man surnamed Yang, was captured around 3 p.m. on Friday.

Police said Yang, a resident of Suzhou City in neighboring Jiangsu Province, came to Hangzhou earlier this year, hoping to find a job there.

After his failure in this regard, Yang hoped to seek a job in Zong’s company, according to the police.

On Friday, Yang came to the residential quarter where Zong lives and met him. After being declined a job opportunity, Yang committed the attack, police said.

2 Responses to “Wahaha Founder Zong Qinghou Injured In Knife Attack [UPDATE]”

  1. benji

    Couldnt have happened to a worse pirate – he f$#%ed his French Danone partner after Danone got him established in the yogurt business in China – basically he ripped them off by setting up two yogurt production lines – and siphoned off one for his own . the French lost multi millions $ in write offs after getting no redress from the Chinese courts (surprise,surprise). The attacker should have tried to sever a foot further down.

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    • RhZ

      The story I heard is similar, but was water not yogurt. He got into the water market with Danone and later opened a side business competing with their joint product. And yes, the courts were of no use to Danone.

      Reply

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