China's top butcher tries to sell US on

China's top butcher tries to sell US on takeover
Associated Press

In this Tuesday June 4, 2013 photo, Wan Long, 72, chairman of Shuanghui International, prepares himself before an interview in his office in Luohe, in central China's Henan province. At an age when most Chinese executives are long retired, the country's top hog butcher is taking on a daunting new job persuading Americans to allow him to complete China's biggest takeover of a U.S. company. Shuanghui International's $4.7 billion bid for Smithfield Foods Ltd. has the endorsement of the American company's board. But facing anxiety over food safety scandals in China and complaints about Chinese cyber spying, Wan has launched a charm offensive to reassure Americans they have nothing to fear and possibly much to gain from the tie-up. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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