China has fewer rich lawmakers but their fortunes have grown
March 2, 2018
HONG KONG (AP) — Members of China's billionaire-studded ceremonial legislature are even richer than last year.
It's all the more remarkable considering the number of superrich lawmakers dropped by about a quarter, according to wealth compiler Hurun Report, China's version of the Forbes rich list.
Hurun's report released Friday found 152 super-wealthy delegates to the National People's Congress and its advisory body, which are set to meet next week in Beijing.
That's down from the 209 who attended last year's session of the rubber-stamp parliament.
The group's collective wealth, however, s...