Chinese Billionaire Zhang Xin 'The Old Model Doesn't Work Anymore'

In a SPIEGEL interview, billionaire real estate mogul Zhang Xin discusses the recent market crash, the end of China's building boom and why she views Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as a role model for the wealthy.
The Galaxy Soho office complex in Beijing designed by architect Zaha Hadid: "Twenty years ago, we were only able to build boxes," says real estate developer Zhang Xin.

The Galaxy Soho office complex in Beijing designed by architect Zaha Hadid: "Twenty years ago, we were only able to build boxes," says real estate developer Zhang Xin.

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Zhang Xin, CEO of SOHO China: "Isolation means a lack of growth."

Zhang Xin, CEO of SOHO China: "Isolation means a lack of growth."

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