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Yang Bing-yi, Din Tai Fung founder, dies at 96

Yang Bing-yi, the founder of the Taiwan-based restaurant Din Tai Fung, has died at 96. Din Tai Fung became famous for its soup dumplings and has several locations around the world.

According to CNN, the company released a statement Saturday saying he had passed away peacefully. The family has asked for privacy.

Focus Taiwan reports that Yang was born in China’s Shanxi Province in 1927. He moved to Taiwan in 1948 during the Chinese Civil War. Din Tai Fung’s website states that he had just 20 dollars in his pocket when he immigrated. A decade later he started Din Tai Fung Oil Retail and sold cooking oil. A portion of the shop was dedicated to selling pork soup dumplings.

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