Latest News

June 30, 2014 2:33 PM

Mogul from China takes Manhattan

Lunch at Central Park’s Loeb Boathouse is an elegant affair, popular among well-heeled tourists and alumni networking associations for its lakeside view and excellent service. But this week, the restaurant hosted hundreds of homeless people, dozens of journalists, several bodyguards watching over a silver case most likely filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, two badly disfigured survivors of self-immolation, and one Chen Guangbiao. A 45-year-old recycling tycoon and self-proclaimed “China’s Top Philanthropist,” Chen was in Manhattan to stage a charity event. What he ended up creating was something more like theater of the absurd — think of it as Samuel Beckett with Chinese characteristics.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

After 40 years at St. Thomas Aquinas, football coach Jay Connolly is retiring 01:47

After 40 years at St. Thomas Aquinas, football coach Jay Connolly is retiring

Shape shifting bacteria: E. coli 01:18

Shape shifting bacteria: E. coli

Artist Markus Linnenbrink paints mural high above Miami 01:01

Artist Markus Linnenbrink paints mural high above Miami

Former Haitian President Michel Martelly discusses past, future 08:52

Former Haitian President Michel Martelly discusses past, future

Giovani Reyes learns to walk again after traumatic brain injury 00:14

Giovani Reyes learns to walk again after traumatic brain injury

USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks about Fabrice Fafa Picault 01:03

USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks about Fabrice Fafa Picault

The McDuffie Riots 02:37

The McDuffie Riots

Miami's Maria Navas wins $1.7 million in lawsuit against Regal Cinemas 03:18

Miami's Maria Navas wins $1.7 million in lawsuit against Regal Cinemas

Adonia passengers return from Cuba 02:29

Adonia passengers return from Cuba

Don Mattingly Talks About The Marlins 6-4 Win 02:00

Don Mattingly Talks About The Marlins 6-4 Win

Coral Springs Charter junior pitcher Ally Muraskin strikes out 13 and tosses a no-hitter in a Class 5A state semifinal win at Dodgertown in Vero Beach 01:27

Coral Springs Charter junior pitcher Ally Muraskin strikes out 13 and tosses a no-hitter in a Class 5A state semifinal win at Dodgertown in Vero Beach

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos