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Jing Shuping (Chinese: 经叔平, 7 July 1918 – September 14, 2009) was a Chinese businessman who founded the Minsheng Bank, the first privately owned bank to open in the Communist People's Republic of China, in 1996.[1]

Jing Shuping
Born7 July 1918
DiedSeptember 14, 2009(2009-09-14) (aged 91)
Beijing, China
NationalityChinese
OccupationBusinessman

Jing Shuping graduated from Saint John's University in Shanghai in 1939.[1] He was Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference until 2002, and held the rank of a national leader of China. He also became a director within the China International Trust and Investment Corp, which is now known as the CITIC Group, the Chinese government's state-owned investment group.[1]

Jing founded Minsheng Bank in 1996. He resigned as chairman of the bank in 2006 citing declining health. However, he remained the honorary chairman of the bank following his retirement.[1] Additionally, Jing opened China's first law firm, consulting firm and accounting firm since the 1949 Chinese Revolution.[1]

Jing Shuping died on September 14, 2009, in Beijing at the age of 91.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Founder of China's private Minsheng Bank dies". Reuters. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2009-09-21.