A Chinese tycoon who raised eyebrows this week by traveling to New York with the hopes of purchasing The New York Times — and purportedly turned heads with a less than modest business card — says he’s not cowed by the number of Jews in US media.
Chen Guangbiao, who made a fortune on recycling construction materials, admitted that he failed in his bid for The New York Times, but had set his eyes on The Wall Street Journal.
However, the South China Morning Post reported that Chen had dismissed possible worries over the fact that “many American papers were Jewish-owned,” as the paper puts it, by saying he was just as smart as any circumcised Semite.
According to the paper, Chen said he could keep up since he had “equally competent IQ and EQ” in comparison with Jews.
“I am very good at working with Jews,” he said.
The New York Times is owned by the somewhat Jewish Arthur Sulzberger Jr. but The Wall Street Journal is controlled by the decidedly goyish Rupert Murdoch.
Chen, known for publicity stunts such as selling canned air in smog-ridden Beijing, became a hot topic on social media Wednesday when a photo of a business card purporting to be his began circulating on Twitter and other sites.
Among other plaudits, the card describes Chen as “the most prominent philanthropist of China,” “a China moral leader” and a “China earthquake rescue hero.”
most confusing title on Chen Guangbiao's card: Environment Preservation Demolition Expert pic.twitter.com/z6kAlV2BjW M
— Pete Sweeney (@petesweeneypro) January 9, 2014
No word, though, if he plans to put his skills at working with Jews on his illustrious calling card.
"I am very good at working with Jews," says Chen Guangbiao. Maybe put that on your business card? http://t.co/XvsOZBU8tG
— Adam Pasick (@Adampasick) January 9, 2014