He acquired Hisense Kelon, Meiling Electrical Appliance, Jinnuoer, Qihuawa, Xiling[disambiguation needed], Yanxing Bus and Xiang Bearing. In 2001, Forbes magazine ranked him as China's 20th richest man.
As an outcome of the Lang–Gu dispute, in January 2008, Gu was sentenced to 12 years in prison and a fine of 6.8 million yuan after a conviction for falsifying corporate reports. An appeal against the conviction was rejected in April 2009. Hisense Kelon also won damages of 30.15 million yuan in a civil case against Gu.
- see China vitae and Guangdong Kelon Electrical Holdings Co. Ltd “Its former chairman Gu Chujun and six other senior executives were arrested in September” (2005) (china.com)
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