He owns a White House — and a back­yard Mount Rush­more

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Green­field pho­tographed real-es­tate mag­nate Huang Qiaol­ing in 2002, while shoot­ing a story about China’s emerg­ing rich. From the win­dows of his 55,000-square-foot White House in Hangzhou, the mogul, now 58, could see the 20-foot-tall heads of Washington, Jef­fer­son, Roo­sevelt and Lin­coln ris­ing from his mini-Mount Rush­more. “I don’t know where he got this love of Amer­ica,” Green­field said of the ty­coon, whose staff re­port­edly called him “Pres­i­dent Huang.” “He was quite for­mal as he showed us around the grounds, but it was ab­so­lutely amaz­ing. There was a full replica of the Oval Of­fice, with a por­trait of Ge­orge Bush.” She adds that things might be dif­fer­ent to­day, how­ever. When the pho­tog­ra­pher was in China in 2014, “Peo­ple do not feel as com­fort­able be­ing on cam­era, show­ing off one’s wealth and love of Amer­ica. What I saw in 2002, I dont­don’t think youdyou’d see now.now.”

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