Laura He is a senior correspondent based in Hong Kong. Previously, she worked as Asia financial correspondent for Market Watch, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.
In response to the tragedy, issued a statement last weekend on its official Weibo account.
“After verifications, [we found that] the late We Phone founder Su Xiangmao and his ex-wife Zhai Xinxin are both jiayuan.com’s members and have completed real-name authentication respectively, ” the statement said.
He said We Phone would suspend its services after his death.
The suicide note has been widely circulated on China’s internet, topping the news search on Weibo on Wednesday.
Prior to Forbes, Laura served as an editor for Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, and later became an anchor and chief financial correspondent for Xinhua in Hong Kong.
She has an MA in digital communication from Stanford University.
Su, from Beijing, leaped to his death from an apartment building roof after uploading his suicide note to Google .
In it, he claims Zhai, whom he had married after dating for two months, drove him to despair by demanding 10 million yuan from him in return for her silence over taxes she said he owed.
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