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Waldorf-Astoria, sold to Chinese, longtime host to Chinese dignitaries
Waldorf-Astoria, sold to Chinese, longtime host to Chinese dignitaries

New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel holds a special place for many Chinese visitors — starting at the very top. The diminutive Chairman Deng Xiaoping stayed at the hotel during his first trip to the United States in 1974, where then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger threw a banquet in his honor. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said Anbang Insurance Group was founded in 2012 and that it had $700 billion in combined assets. It was founded a decade ago and has more than 700 billion renminbi, or $114 billion, in assets. ------------ Deng’s handpicked successors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao followed his example, as have luminaries including...

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