China: Shareholders of China Shanshui Cement have voted to keep Chairman Zhang Bin at a meeting on 13 October 2015 amid a fight for control of the nation's seventh-largest cement maker that has been ongoing since April 2015.
China Shanshui Cement held an extraordinary general meeting during which a proposal from its largest shareholder, Tianrui International Holding Co, to get rid of Zhang was rejected after receiving a 99.9% no vote. Tianrui International, which has a 28.16% interest, has been trying to change Shanshui's management and had another failed attempt in July 2015.
Shareholder clashes may become more common in China as President Xi Jinping encourages the culling of weaker companies in industries that are grappling with overcapacity. Two of Shanshui's other shareholders, China National Building Material Co and Taiwan's Asia Cement, which combined hold 37.6%, said in September 2015 that they will make a joint conditional cash offer to acquire all the outstanding shares they don't already control. The duo reiterated on 9 October 2015 they're still considering that course of action.
China Shanshui Cement had also initially called the extraordinary general meeting to vote on the appointment of Li Liufa, a founder of China Tianrui Group Cement Co, as Chairman of China Shanshui Cement. But China Shanshui Cement said on 12 October 2015 that it hasn't yet received a notice regarding that, making the proposed appointment no longer applicable.
Shareholders voted 95.1% in support of the removal of Zhang Caikui, Zhang Bin's father, as an Executive Director at the 13 October 2015 meeting. Li Cheung Hung and Wu Xiaoyun also had 99.9% of votes cast for their removal. Li was the Joint Company Secretary of China Shanshui Cement while Wu is a professor of the University of Nankai.