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21. Li Xiaolin
21. Li Xiaolin
Company: China Power International
Country: Hong Kong
Title: Chairwoman and CEO
Age: 49

Chairwoman of China Power, one of the top five power generation companies in China, Li is pioneering the cause of clean energy in a country that remains dependent on coal. She has acquired key hydro-power assets, which contributed to revenue of $2.2 billion, up 32% in 2010, and profits of $131 million, up 57%. Hydro capacity at China Power accounts for about 22% of the generation mix, making it the greenest power company among Hong Kong's listed firms. Her challenge: to keep her business profitable while leading the country's efforts in renewable energy.

-- R.A.

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Last updated April 19 2011: 5:21 AM ET
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