According to the Financial Times, the most expensive house, Rutland Gate in London, is owned by the boss of the Chinese real estate group Evergrande.
The mansion was purchased and signed off in secret for about $227 million (£210 million), made just before the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK.
The representative purchasing this luxury home is Cheung Chung-kiu (Zhang Songqiao), a Chinese real estate entrepreneur whose CCLand company owns the “Cheesegrater” skyscraper in London. According to sources, the controlling person behind this mansion is Xu Jiayin of China Evergrande.
Many owners previously owned this villa. Yunak Corporation purchased the mansion in London in the early 1980s, managed by the late Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, and donated to the crown prince of Saudi Arabia in 2005. Rutland Gate was previously sold by former Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz for a record price in January 2020.
Additionally, it is reported that the London mansion is still for sale, although there is no formal process.
Record-breaking pink diamond sells for $57.7 million at Hong Kong auction
According to Chinese media, on October 7, at Sotheby’s Fall 2022 auction in Hong Kong, a private collector from Florida, USA, sold a rare pink diamond weighing 11.5 carats for $57.7 million (HK$453.2 million), setting the highest unit price per carat in the history of global diamond and gemstone auctions.
As reported by The Guardian, Williamson Pink Star is the second largest fancy vivid pink diamond to ever appear at auction.
The other is a 59.6-carat pink diamond named “Pink Star,” which sold at a Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction in 2017 for HK$553 million ($70.4 million).
Viral video about Chinese drone mounts’ robot dog’ attracted people attention
Recently, a video of a Chinese drone carrying a “robot dog” went viral on the Internet.
Footage shows a Chinese drone landing on the roof of a building in an urban area at the beginning of the film. After that, it unloaded the armed robot dog and flew away. The armed robot dog is suspected of carrying a Chinese QBB-97 light machine gun.
According to U.S. military media, “THE WARZONE,” The username that shared this video on Weibo is “Kestrel Defense Blood-Wing.” The name was related to “China Kestrel Defense Company.”
Kestrel Defense Blood-Wing said, “War dogs descending from the sky, air assault. Red Wing Forward heavy-duty drones deliver combat robot dogs, which can be directly inserted into the weak link behind the enemy to launch a surprise attack. Or can be placed on the roof of the enemy to occupy the commanding heights to suppress firepower. And ground troops [can] conduct a three-dimensional pincer attack on the enemy in the building.”
Netizens have left many comments after watching this video. On the social networking platform Twitter, many people underestimate this weapon.
@travis_brooks said, “This is clearly some sort of toy. The camera is trying to make it look bigger, but the propellers’ debris is too big and the antenna on the bot shakes too fast. Like pre-cgi bad special effects.”
@mozzis said, “This looks too much like Boston Dynamics robot dogs to be an accident. Also, the Drone is being pilot by human, and badly so.”