Murdoch's Man In China

Can Gareth Chang expand News Corp.'s mainland beachhead?

Few businessmen can boast of better connections with Asia's political elite than Gareth C.C. Chang. And boast he does. "I know Habibie very well," says Chang, referring to the President of Indonesia. "Vincent Siew is a very good friend of mine," he says of Taiwan's Premier. And most important of all, Chang knows both Chinese President Jiang Zemin and Premier Zhu Rongji.

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