People to Watch in International Business

People to Watch in International Business

LI XIAOLIN Star Power

When China Power International launched its Hong Kong IPO in mid-October, the local press treated CEO Li, 43, like a movie star. She got more space in the South China Morning Post than did Elton John, who had performed in Hong Kong that week. That's because in Asia, Li is almost royalty. Not only is she the first female boss of a foreign-listed, state-owned Chinese company, but her father is former Chinese Premier Li Peng, a controversial figure who became the public face of the Communist Party's hard line against democracy protesters in 1989. Li Peng, who...

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