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News Founder Liu Had Been Arrested on Suspicion of Rape

Sep 05 , 2018

Chinese billionaire Liu Qiangdong was arrested last week on suspicion of rape, Minneapolis police said on Tuesday as they continue to investigate the entrepreneur’s actions during a residency at the University of Minnesota.

Mr. Liu was released on Saturday and returned shortly thereafter to China. He appeared at an event in Beijing on Tuesday for the e-commerce site he founded, Inc., underscoring what business observers describe as his extraordinary confidence

In Minneapolis, where Mr. Liu spent last week at a residency for a Ph.D. program in business administration offered by the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, authorities continued to investigate what people familiar with the situation say is a complaint against Mr. Liu by a female student from China.


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