Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Cinnamon

How China fell for a Rothschild. No, not one of those Rothschilds.

1 post in this topic

BEIJING — An upper-class English accent and a famous family name can get you a long way in China.

This is, after all, a country obsessed with power, status and wealth, with a distinct fascination with traditional British culture and a huge audience for TV shows such as “Downton Abbey” and “Sherlock.”

Enter Oliver Rothschild, a 64-year-old British entrepreneur and self-declared “International Man of Excellence,” with the accent, the swagger and above all, the famous name, to impress.

For the past few years, Rothschild has been enjoying the red-carpet treatment in China. Media reports show him meeting government officials, touring cities, visiting companies, and delivering speeches at business forums and at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University.

At Tsinghua, he was billed as a “core member” and “ninth generation” descendent of the fabulously wealthy Rothschild family.

<snip>

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/how-china-fell-for-a-rothschild-no-not-one-of-those-rothschilds/2016/03/30/ac276679-b6f2-40f3-8402-5ff1174785d9_story.html

Maybe the other Rothschilds will adopt him, after all, he's good at everything they do... lies, deception and a penchant for the extravagant at other's expense. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Restore formatting

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.