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Chinese state media escalate attacks on Li Ka-shing

Hong Kong -- Polemics between Li Ka-shing and Beijing's state media are heating up over criticism that the tycoon is selling some of his assets in China.

     Hong Kong's richest man should be prepared for "de-deification" since the Chinese now view him more as a profit-driven businessman than a patriotic one, warned state-run newspaper Global Times on Sept. 30 after Li rebutted earlier media attacks.

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