Not surprisingly, his business success made Gao one of the more high-profile Chinese entrepreneurs in Spain.Eight years ago he acted as mediator during a shoe-burning storm, when local businesses torched Chinese footwear in a protest against low-priced imports.「可以期待這裡面包含了滿滿的誠意。像是一種很直接的...你也知道，就像是它本就是我日記上的一頁，但我不寫日記，我會把我生活中的點滴寫到歌曲里。它像是一種對摩城式音樂的回歸，並有著當時流行音樂的影子，所以也算是在五六十年代音樂和當代音樂影響下創造出的混合品。」 ("They can expect a lot of honesty. you know, it's like it used to be pages from my diary, instead of keeping diary, I would write songs about what was happening in my life. It's a Motown throwback and pop at the same time, so it's '50s and '60s inspiration mixed with today.") 「我喜愛瑪麗亞·凱莉。甚至可以說她是這個星球上我最喜歡的人了。當然啦，惠妮·休斯頓也是我大愛。只要高音藝術不衰敗，惠妮和瑪麗亞的影響力就會持續地滲透下去。我也喜歡菲姬。她人很有趣，也滿懷著激情。我也很喜歡她能rap得如此的好。就仿佛，她那嗓音仿佛是一個奇蹟，不需要太多的努力，便可做到在G調和A調間收放自如地歌唱。她只要隨口一唱，我就感覺很驚艷了。」 ("I love Mariah Carey. She is literally my favorite human being on the planet. As far as vocal influences go, Whitney and Mariah pretty much cover it. Gao has also been honoured for his contribution to Sino-Spanish ties at home, with his appointment to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a political advisory body, as a delegate for Zhejiang.Gao’s political aspirations might have to be postponed, of course, now that he’s facing charges in Madrid for running the Chinese mafia in Spain.More than 2,000 enterprises now operate within the district, making it one of Europe’s largest wholesale centres for Chinese products.El Pais, the Spanish newspaper, reports that Gao reportedly also had a complete monopoly on all the supplies to Chinese bargain stores across Spain.
Changjiang Daily reports on one case in which Gao’s wife annoyed TV viewers with an interview in which she started pulling Hermès bags out from under her bed.His detention follows a national sweep from Spanish police, which raided 120 warehouses and homes.The authorities claim this was the culmination of a two-year investigation called “Operation Emperor”, which also led to the arrest of a further 58 Chinese suspected of being Gao’s gang members. Initially he worked as a cook in his aunt’s restaurant.This lets you to do lots of useful things over the internet that would normally require you to turn up in person.
But what makes the place unusual is that half its citizens work abroad and that most of them seem to have chosen one destination in particular to live: Spain.
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