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Taiwan Cement chief Koo Cheng-yun dies at 62

Brother-in-law Nelson Chang takes over reins, expresses optimism for 2017

Taiwan Cement Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Koo Cheng-yun passed away on Monday after a fall.

TAIPEI -- Leslie Koo Cheng-yun, chairman and chief executive of Taiwan Cement, the island's top cement maker and the sixth largest in China, passed away on Monday a day after he sustained serious injuries from falling down a flight of stairs at a Taipei hotel. He was 62.

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