BEIJING - Reports that an Englishman attended numerous social events in China by posing as a scion of the Rothschild banking family are sweeping across China after a university official questioned his background.
Tsinghua University vice president Yang Bin told reporters at a business forum that there were "oversights" in Tsinghua's "screening"
The Rothschilds hold a particular place in the Chinese popular imagination. A book claiming to uncover the family's influence in European politics has been a bestseller, while wines from Chateau Lafite Rothschild are so favored by Chinese nouveau riche that they are widely counterfeited.
Oliver Rothschild did not immediately respond to a LinkedIn message seeking comment.