Around China: Billionaire commits suicide (4)

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Forum supporting tea held

The 2010 Summit Forum on "Tea and the World" was held in Xinyang of Central China's Henan province on Wednesday.

Delegates from 35 countries attended the event, which aims to promote tea culture as well as to strengthen tea economy exchanges among major tea-producing countries.

Xinyang is well-known for producing Maojian green tea, which won a gold medal at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition.


Billionaire commits suicide

A billionaire in East China's Anhui province committed suicide in Feixi county by ingesting pesticide on Monday, information portal reported on Tuesday.

Hou Yefu was the chairman of the board of the Hefei Senmiao Company Group, a leading enterprise in Anhui engaged in chicken products.

Hou was elected a deputy to the provincial people's congress in 2008 and honored as one of the province's top 10 private entrepreneurs for his contribution to society.

Police are investigating the case.


Shenzhen ranked most dense city

Shenzhen has the most dense population in China and has embraced the largest floating population in the country, Yangcheng Evening News reported on Wednesday.

Xu Qin, executive deputy mayor of Shenzhen, said at a family planning conference on Tuesday that the city ranked fifth in the world's most congested cities, referring to a list released by Forbes magazine this year.

Shenzhen has surpassed Beijing and Shanghai to become the most dense city in China with a population density of 17,150 people per square kilometer, the report said.

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