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

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 Cinnamon    14,310

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.



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. 

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