One of the Thienpont brothers has sold his two Medoc properties to a Chinese state-owned energy firm. Luc Thienpont will remain as technical director for s minimum of two years. Reports say Liaoning Energy is to have Lina Fan as a Chinese director alongside Thienpont. Fan has worked in France for years and previously worked in Champagne and the Loire. She is the widow of Peng Wang, the financial advisor and interpreter killed in the recent helicopter crash in the region.