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Billionaire Brings Fresh Air To China - In A Can
China's Chen Guangbiao, the eccentric philanthropist known as much for his wacky charitable endeavors as for his generous humanitarian deeds, is reportedly making a killing in his "canned fresh air" business venture.
Chen, believed to be one of China's richest individuals, recently began selling canned fresh air in response to Beijing's ever-worsening air pollution problem. Offered in a variety of flavors, such as"pristine Tibet" and "post-industrial Taiwan," the air is being sold for about 5 Chinese Yuan ($0.80) a can.
Though Chen's idea was initially seen by some as an outlandish publicity stunt or a mere novelty, it appears that his promise of fresh, clean air has become irresistible to many urbanites, wrapped this week in an unusually thick blanket of toxic smog.
On Friday, Want China Times reported that Chen has sold "more than 8 million cans" of fresh air over the past 10 days.