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article imageChinese philanthropist plans to sing a song at a luncheon

By Ryan Hite     Jun 21, 2014 in Business
New York - A Chinese recycling tycoon who has tried to buy the New York Times aims to throw feasts for 1,000 homeless Americans, starting with a lunch in New York City's Central Park next week, where he also plans to perform his own song.
Chen Guangbiao made his fortune in the recycling business before becoming a well-known philanthropist in China and recently took out advertisements in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal on Monday inviting America's poor to the lunch at Central Park's Loeb Boathouse.
During the lunch that will happen next Wednesday, Chen plans to sing "We Are the World," a 1985 hit song performed by dozens of stars, to his guests in English.
"I want to spread the message in the U.S. that there are good philanthropists in China and not all are crazy spenders on luxury goods," Chen was quoted as saying in an interview with the South China Morning Post.
After the lunch, Chen says he will host up to three other lunches as part of his plan to feed 1,000 poor Americans.
Chen's lunches seem to be a part of a quest to buy the New York Times from the Ochs-Sulzberger family, which has owned the paper for generations.
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