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Select Chinese billionaires gain riches amid coronavirus turmoil

Xu Hang, founder of ventilator maker Mindray, now wealthier than Samsung chairman

The Shanghai Stock Exchange. Chinese stocks have fared better than their overseas peers during the pandemic, boosting the fortunes of some billionaires.    © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- The surge in demand for medical equipment, online learning and videoconferencing amid the coronavirus outbreak has increased the wealth of a number of Chinese billionaires by as much as 77% in just two months, according to Shanghai research company Hurun Research.

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