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Chinese CEO takes 6,400 staff on a French holiday

A Chinese boss has taken 6,400 of his staff on a four-day holiday to France that finished with a world-record breaking human chain in the Cote d’Azur.

business Updated: May 11, 2015 14:05 IST
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A Chinese boss has taken 6,400 of his staff on a four-day holiday to France that finished with a world-record breaking human chain in the Cote d’Azur.

Tiens Group Company chairman Li Jinyuan, 57, who is featured on the Forbes list of billionaires, booked 4,760 rooms in 79 four- and five-star hotels in Cannes and Monaco, in addition to 146 buses, for his employees, News.com.au reported.

After some sightseeing, the employees arranged themselves on the Promenade des Anglais in the southern resort town of Nice to spell out the phrase “Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote d’Azur.” Guinness World Records inspectors declared that the visitors from China had created the longest human-made phrase visible from the sky.

The mass trip to France, and the stunt in Nice were organised to mark 20 years of the Tiens Group, which operates in diverse sectors from biotechnology to tourism.