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NY homeless angry at China tycoon 'publicity stunt'

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A three-course lunch hosted by an eccentric Chinese millionaire for 250 homeless New Yorkers in a posh restaurant degenerated into fury Wednesday when guests were denied $300 cash handouts. 

A waiter serves meals as Chinese philanthropist Chen Guangbiao hosts a lunch for 250 homeless people on June 25, 2014 at The Boathouse restaurant in New York's Central Park

It had seemed such a good idea. Recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao last week took out ads in American newspapers promising a first-rate meal at the Boathouse in Central Park and $300 each.

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