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Missing China mogul returns with US$1b for brain research

Chen Tianqiao tells why he gave up his life's work years ago and ceded the market to Alibaba and Tencent

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Mr Chen and his wife Chrissy Luo live in Singapore. Out of the US$1 billion set aside for brain research, the couple have given US$115 million to the California Institute of Technology to establish the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience.

Washington

A DOZEN years ago, the largest Internet company in China wasn't Alibaba or Tencent, but game developer Shanda Interactive Entertainment. Its founder was a young man named Chen Tianqiao, who had become a billionaire at 30. Mr Chen was more

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