Picture a teenage boy from a humble neighborhood in China. His father is a factory worker, and his mother is a homemaker. The stock market is about as familiar to them as clouds are to fish. But this high school student starts reading books, attending lectures and, while still in school, investing in Shanghai’s nascent stock market. For decades, Xu Xiang was incredibly successful, managing vast funds for Chinese elites. Then it all came crashing down when the authorities arrested him for financial crimes. Alex W. Palmer reports from Beijing about the fall of “Xu the Legend.” getAbstract recommends this thoughtful profile on China’s erstwhile stock market tsar to readers with an interest in China’s financial markets.
About the Author
Alex W. Palmer is a journalist based in Beijing, China.