- Shanghai police have detained a man in relation to the suspected poisoning death of the wealthy founder of a video games company. Lin Qi, 39, died on Christmas Day, eight days after he was taken to hospital with “acute symptoms of illness”, according to his company, Yoozoo Games Co, known for the Game of Thrones.
- Shanghai police said the hospital had determined Lin had been poisoned. The police said they had detained a 39-year-old colleague of Lin’s with the surname Xu. The police statement said Xu was a suspect, and had been detained “in accordance with the law while the relevant investigative work is carried out”.
- Lin, who founded Yoozoo in 2009, is believed to have had a net worth of about 6.8bn yuan (£770m), according to the Hurun China Rich List. News reporting his death was viewed about 300m times on the Chinese social media site Weibo.
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