In-depth: The rise and fall of China's Sun King

A close-up look at the life of Shi Zhengrong – from China to Australia and then from start-up to billionaire to bust-up.

In a 2010 speech before a packed ballroom of university students in Sydney, Shi Zhengrong, founder of Chinese solar-panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, listed the people who had been important in his rise to fame and riches.

Two were of particular note: Yang Weize and Wang Rong, senior Communist Party officials from the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi.

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