Why Xi Jinping’s corruption purge may soon make its way to Hong Kong

Peace and Freedom

Given the volume of mainland money channelled through Hong Kong over the past three decades, it is likely some billions will have corrupt origins

By David Dodwell


I have just finished reading Hack Attack, the shocking exposé of journalistic telephone hacking in Britain that revealed Rupert Murdoch’s News International at the heart of a massive and flagrantly illegal hacking enterprise that exerted corrupt influence to the very top of Britain’s most powerful institutions – including the police and political leaders.

The British scandal, which ended with a commission of inquiry and numerous prosecutions, provided epic evidence of how megalomania and huge corporate power can combine to blur the line between normal fierce competition, and criminally corrupt behaviour that can link a country’s power elite.

That got me thinking about the anti-corruption campaign being waged on the mainland by President Xi…

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