Friday, August 22, 2014

A master guitar work DIAMOND HEAD - audio only !

Rare audio LA WOMAN - live in Dallas

THE STANDARD here about Mr Rafael Hui

Article copied directly from THE STANDARD - this Mr Hui is representing a certain kind of corrupted managers - he even do not have any idea something is wrong in his actions. He more feels himself as a VICTIM of something not explainable...................Poor Hong Kong !

BEA wins bankruptcy order against ex-chief secretary Rafael Hui
(11-27 11:40)
A court this morning issued a bankruptcy order against former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan.
Hui, 65, allegedly owes Bank of East Asia HK$60 million. The bank had filed a lawsuit claiming unpaid debts from Hui in April.
The lawyer representing the lender said Hui did not respond to the the bank nor did he has submitted any payment as of yesterday.
BEA asked Hui to pay all money due under two overdraft facilities and two credit cards the bank had provided.
Hui is also facing at least three more lawsuits filed by three different creditors seeking loan repayment.
On August 29, Standard Chartered Bank sued him for unpaid debts amounting to HK$1.2 million.
Earlier, Honour Finance -- owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties -- filed a suit against Hui over a loan of HK$3.16 million made to a company in which Hui acted as guarantor.
Chong Hing Bank also claimed that Hui owes it HK$9.8 million.
This brings to about HK$74 million that Hui allegedly owes banks and other financial institutions.
Hui is facing eight charges, including misconduct in public office and conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, while Sun Hung Kai Properties' Kwok brothers -- Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen -- face similar charges. --The Standard

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

And here just click it CHINA SMACK has some crazy stories here - LIVE FROM CHINA !!!!


I copy/paste this one exactly from HONGKIETOWN - you also can find the link in right hand reading pane - no further comment - use your brain:
Hong Kong – Can It Get Any Weirder?

So the deal as you all should know by now is that there is this group called Occupy Central With Love and Peace. Their deal is that should they decide that the preparations for the 2017 elections in Hong Kong are not truly democratic, they will stage a protest that will possibly bring Hong Kong’s Central district to a standstill.
They’ve been talking about this for more than 18 months now and every Beijing loyalist and card-carrying member of the Communist party has been predicting the destruction of Hong Kong if this takes place. The walls (and the banks) will come tumbling down! No more foreign investment! Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky, rivers and seas boiling, earthquakes, volcanos, the dead rising from their graves, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together … you get the idea.
So this group of brainiacs decided that the best way to protest this coming protest would be … to stage a protest! And so yesterday we had the Alliance for Peace and Democracy (sigh) staging a protest march from Victoria Park to Central.
As the New York Times and other sources have noted, it would appear that many of the participants of yesterday’s march were mainland Chinese.
Typical was Kitty Lai, an investment adviser wearing an orange T-shirt and a baseball cap emblazoned with the logo of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations, a group that represents people from the coastal province across from Taiwan.
“We want everything to be stable,” Ms. Lai, 50, said in Mandarin Chinese. “We want everybody to live harmoniously.”
Many participants brought along their Indonesian and Filipino domestic helpers, who also donned the T-shirts and hats, with some given Chinese flags to wave.
“Hong Kong people desire peace. They’re not afraid of speaking out, and the silent majority has spoken,” Robert Chow, a spokesman for the alliance, said in an interview. “Why should they follow Occupy Central and try to hold Hong Kong hostage? If they really want universal suffrage, negotiate with Beijing. Negotiate with the government.”
That phrase “silent majority” has irritated me since the days when Nixon and Agnew used it to try to defend the Vietnam War. “The protesters may be against it but there’s a silent majority who love it!” or something to that effect. How does a “silent majority” speak, anyway? And how does one negotiate with a totalitarian government bent on maintaining control at any cost?
After the demonstrators had left, the detritus of protests, including posters, water bottles and flags, was strewed across the park, in contrast to the aftermath of pro-democracy rallies, when volunteers patrolled the ground, cleaning up everything, including wax from candle drippings.
You’d think all those rich people who’d brought their maids along would get them to do a bit of cleaning up afterwards. But nooooo ……
From the SCMP:
Clans that hailed from all corners of the mainland made up a crucial part of the turnout. Their origins were on full display – T-shirts of the same colour to depict a certain hometown and banners held high proclaiming the same.
Some had their fill at sponsored dim sum lunches in restaurants before setting off from nearby Victoria Park.
But under the gruelling sun, some abandoned their mission to oppose Occupy just 500 metres into the march, near Sogo department store.
The clans were not the only ones putting up united fronts; dozens of South Asian protesters were dressed in red T-shirts – curiously – carrying the logo of the Federation of Hong Kong Shenzhen Associations. They refused to say if they were members of the federation or had been paid to take part. “We are tourists,” a man said.
Yesterday’s rally proved lucrative, at least for Causeway Bay restaurants. At Cheers in Windsor House, 30 tables were reserved by the Hong Kong Hubei Fraternity and An Kwei Clans Association to treat protesters before the march started. In the same building, all of King’s Cuisine and several more tables in Choi Fuk Royal Banquet were taken up by the Hong Kong Hakka Association. About 30 protesters were decked out in blue T-shirts with the logo of Ying Wah Construction Group.
A woman with another company said her mainland employer had mobilised staff. “I join the July 1 pro-democracy rally every year. I would not have joined [this march] if there was no pressure,” she said.
The SCMP also live-blogged the march.
“Keep your Hong Kong and China flags as souvenirs, don’t throw them away,” organisers tell marchers at the finishing point.
Why would patriots need to be reminded not to throw away their country’s flag?
4.20pm: One woman taking part told the Post that she had only joined the march after direct pressure from her seniors at work. The woman, who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisals, said she was from Hong Kong but some of her colleagues had travelled from Shenzhen. “I would not have joined if there was no pressure,” she said, adding that she normally took part in Hong Kong’s July 1 demonstration.
4pm: Some minor confrontations have been reported between marchers and Occupy Central supporters. One marcher threw a tray of 24 eggs at members of People Power, who support the Occupy movement, but the eggs hit a woman police officer, according to reports.
3.55pm: The march is rather a lacklustre affair, according to Post reporters on the ground. Marchers are plodding along, shielding themselves from the sun with umbrellas, while there is no chanting of slogans or creative costumes often seen during Hong Kong demonstrations. “Whistles blown half-heartedly can be heard from time to time but most people look indifferent. It seems like a march without a soul,” reports Nectar Gan.
No one was arrested for the egg-throwing incident, a clear indication of the police turning the other cheek when it politically suits them.
Also a clear indication of how stupid the police look is their estimation of 118,000 marchers in this event, as opposed to their estimate of just 98,000 for this year’s July 1st protest. Comparing overhead photos of the two events, as many have been doing on Facebook, shows the truth pretty clearly – that July 1st’s march had many times more participants than yesterday’s dog and pony show.
So there you have it. A protest to protest a protest. Made up of people bussed in from across the border with the promise of a free meal and people coerced by their employers. And the icing on the cake is the lying by the police.
I wonder when someone will stage a march to protest the real rulers of Hong Kong – Cheung Kong, Sun Hung Kai, New World, etc.

German sentenced death penalty in Xiamen...............

A german passportholder from southern Germany has been given death sentence in Xiamen today - full story here: quote FROM AFP China sentences German to death for double killing A Chinese court has sentenced a German national to death for double murder, Berlin said on Wednesday (Aug 20), vowing to do all it can to stop his execution. BERLIN: A Chinese court has sentenced a German national to death for double murder, Berlin said on Wednesday (Aug 20), vowing to do all it can to stop his execution. A court in Xiamen, Fujian province, on Tuesday sentenced the man to death, a foreign ministry spokesman told a press conference. The man has not been named. It is thought to be the first time in modern history China has imposed the ultimate punishment against a German, and a rare case of a Chinese death sentence against a European. Germany opposes capital punishment, especially when it comes to its own citizens, and will do everything it can to get the sentence withdrawn, spokesman Martin Schaefer said. He added that the ruling does not have force of law until it is confirmed by a higher court in Beijing, and that it can still be challenged. German news agency DPA reported that the 36-year-old man from the southern German state of Bavaria killed his Venezuelan former girlfriend and her new partner with a hammer and a knife on a street in Xiamen in 2010, then failed in a suicide attempt. The Intermediate People's Court in Xiamen confirmed only that a German man was sentenced to death Tuesday for murder without giving his name or any further details. "The German government categorically opposes all forms of capital punishment... and this of course applies all the more so when German nationals are threatened with the death penalty abroad," Schaefer said. "Therefore, I can assure you that the federal government will do everything within its power with the aim that this sentence ... if at all possible, is not carried out or that it is changed".UNQUOTE

In generally we must be aware that CHINA PRISON is NO FUN. For foreigners it is even much more NO FUN. Okay prison everywhere in the world is NO FUN at all. If you have been put into prison there shall be some reasons (at least in 75%). This man killing 2 people on the street with a hammer & a knife - mmhhhhhh doesn't sound too much being a "nice guy" - at least he was able to do something LIKE THAT - that needs a certain kind of very destructive nature in general. Surely the idea getting the brain blown out by bullets from some chinese policemen is not very delighting. Also facing the HANGMAN (who will def. enjoy doing his job on a gweilo) also not so nice. Sending him back to Germany & serving life sentence there seems the best alternative for that guy (food is better - he will understand the TV - some relatives will be able to visit him).

ONE ISSUE EVERYBODY NEED TO LEARN FROM THIS: Be careful how YOU behave in a country like CHINA - this is different from what you expect to get in RETURN if things go WRONG, compared with the place you are originally coming from..................only if coming from NORTH KOREA - China maybe is still like a heaven.............................

Message to all the better knowing people - I serve you a lunch - maybe some dim sum & you go around the blocks


Hong Kong in WAR ??

Watch that here - EVE OF DESTRUCTION ! This is my last warning to all the INTELLIGENCE FROM UNIVERSITY ABROAD STUDENTS WANNA IMPLEMENT THEIR IDEA OF DEMOCRATIC MATTERS - better think twice ! If you love Hong Kong - just BEHAVE !!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Suggets to make CENTRAL a kind of GAZA STRIP - once all are in......

apply all kinda military force - bomb them out - clear the area.............Good idea ? So anybody please tell me when tis is going to happen ? I need to stock some expensive cheese & parma ham from the GREAT SUPERMARKET & do not want to get bothered by any kind of nonsense protesters..............

Spoiled brats: Jaycee Chan - Son of Jackie Chan got BUSTED in Beijing

The link here - spoiled brats in TROUBLE ! Sorry is all in chinese. Lets follow up if famous daddy can help..........................

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Upsetter

Lee Scratch Perry - The Upsetter:

Occupy Central will not do good for Hong Kong at all...........................

Here the link to the OCCUPY CENTRAL webpage. If clicking the english language button only half appears in english. Did Jimmy Lai not pay enough for that webpage ?
Click here for that OCLP page.

Anyhow end of August China will make some announcements - some people here will make some announcements - others will comment the announcements and others will comment on the comments of the announcements.

Any idea to start OCCUPY CENTRAL is totally against Hong Kong. It is totally against Hong Kong people. AND IT WILL NOT DO ANYTHING AT ALL. It will have more opposite effect.

Politics is known to be dirty - in Hong Kong it is extra dirty.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Movie trailer night SIN CITY

THE HOBBIT - far fetched away - but simply a masterpiece


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Zhou Family Ties

Zhou Yongkang, a member of China’s ruling Politburo Standing Committee from 2007 to 2012, is the subject of one of the highest-level corruption investigations in the history of the People’s Republic of China. Several members of his family, over the years Mr. Zhou was in power, made investments in companies with ties to the China National Petroleum Corp., the state oil company formerly run by Mr. Zhou, although there is no evidence to show that Mr. Zhou was personally involved in the dealings. Related Article
Whether to wipe out Mr. Zhou’s influence or to send an unmistakable signal to the entire party elite, Mr. Xi appears to be rewriting the rules. He has widened the inquiry into Mr. Zhou to include his wife, a son, a brother, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law and the son’s father-in-law, all of whom have been taken away by the authorities in recent months, according to relatives and witnesses.
Zhan Minli, one of the few members of the clan who remain free, said her granddaughter — who is also Mr. Zhou’s granddaughter — has been left in the care of a kindergarten in Beijing because the rest of the family is in custody. “It is too cruel for a 5-year-old child,” she said in an interview in her home in Southern California. “The government needs to answer to the people as well as the leadership itself,” she added.
Officially, the Chinese leadership has said nothing about the corruption investigation into Mr. Zhou or the detention of his immediate relatives, and Mr. Xi’s ultimate intentions about how to handle the case remain a matter of speculation.
Some political analysts argue that a leader of Mr. Zhou’s status would not face an inquiry of this kind unless Mr. Xi regarded him as a direct threat to his power. In other words, Mr. Zhou is the loser in a political struggle. His family’s financial dealings lost their immunity only because Mr. Zhou fell from favor, not because elite business dealings were being criminalized.
But another school of thought is that Mr. Xi considers the enormous agglomeration of wealth by spouses, children and siblings of top-ranking officials a threat to China’s stability by encouraging mercenary corruption and harming the party’s public standing. Those people say he has pushed the Zhou investigation beyond traditional bounds to signal that the rules have changed and that top leaders will be held responsible for their family’s business activities, even though Mr. Xi’s own family members have been among those who have grown rich.
If that is so, the case has the potential to alter the political compact of China’s boom years. For many elite clans, like Mr. Zhou’s, acquiring stakes in lucrative enterprises that did business in the realm that the family patriarch supervised was not effectively banned — and sometimes not even well disguised.
An investigation by The New York Times of the assets held by Mr. Zhou’s relatives highlights the considerable sums involved and illustrates how deeply invested members of the party establishment are in industries where political connections are important.
Three of Mr. Zhou’s relatives — a sister-in-law, a son and Ms. Zhan, the son’s mother-in-law — hold or have controlled stakes in at least 37 companies scattered across a dozen provinces, from Audi dealerships to property firms, according to corporate documents filed with the government. Seventeen focus on investments in energy, mostly in ventures with the state-owned oil giant China National Petroleum Corporation, which Mr. Zhou headed in the 1990s. Nine center on Sichuan Province, where Mr. Zhou served as party chief from 1999 to 2002.
“Because of his connections to energy, land and the internal security system, in effect the family had kind of carte blanche to go into anything they wanted,” said Andrew Wedeman, a professor of political science at Georgia State University who studies corruption in China.
In all, the holdings examined by The Times are worth at least one billion renminbi, or about $160 million, though that estimate is based on a limited assessment of each company’s value and does not include real estate or overseas assets, which are more difficult to identify and assess.
Even so, these assets make Mr. Zhou the third member of the nine-man Politburo Standing Committee that ruled China from 2007 to 2012 to have family members with documented wealth exceeding $150 million.
In 2012, The Times reported that relatives of Wen Jiabao, then the prime minister, controlled investments worth at least $2.7 billion. And Bloomberg News linked hundreds of millions of dollars in assets to the extended family of Mr. Xi, who was China’s vice president and leader in waiting at the time. There is no indication that authorities have investigated the financial dealings of Mr. Wen’s or Mr. Xi’s relatives.
Long Ties to Oil Industry
The first hint of a move against Mr. Zhou came in late 2012, shortly after Mr. Xi formally became China’s top leader. Within three weeks of Mr. Xi’s elevation, and Mr. Zhou’s retirement, party investigators detained a senior official in Sichuan Province who had risen under Mr. Zhou’s wing. Since then, the authorities have detained and announced investigations into more than two dozen of Mr. Zhou’s former aides and colleagues, and their business allies, including seven men who worked as senior managers at China National Petroleum Corporation or its listed arm, PetroChina.
No evidence has emerged that proves Mr. Zhou, 71, was involved in the investments or did anything illegal. Nor is it clear that his relatives violated any Chinese laws or actively used their relationship with Mr. Zhou to secure deals. But Mr. Xi appears confident that he has enough evidence to eliminate Mr. Zhou’s influence.
The son of a beet farmer who caught eels as a sideline, Mr. Zhou rose to become one of the most feared politicians in China. He began his career as an oil field technician, spending more than a decade in the 1970s and early 1980s working his way up the administration overseeing the Liaohe Oil Field in northeastern China. He kept rising through the ranks until he became head of C.N.P.C., the nation’s largest energy company, which accounts for more than half of China’s oil production and three quarters of its gas production.
Mr. Zhou later became party chief of Sichuan, one of the country’s most populous provinces. In 2002, he was appointed minister of Public Security and, in 2007, he joined the Politburo Standing Committee, the party’s top echelon, and assumed control of the body overseeing the police, courts and intelligence agents.
But even as a domestic security chief, Mr. Zhou kept a proprietorial eye on the oil and gas sector, occasionally visiting C.N.P.C. facilities in China and abroad. Mr. Zhou’s last known public appearance was a visit in October to his alma mater, the China University of Petroleum in Beijing, where he exhorted students to abide by the university’s motto: “I will contribute oil for the motherland.”
Mr. Zhou’s relationship with C.N.P.C. gave him influence over a unique player in the Chinese economy, a giant firm with annual revenue in excess of $400 billion, operations from Sudan to Venezuela and tendrils in every corner of China. Enjoying near monopoly status in some regions and industries, the company is a magnet for politically connected people seeking money-making opportunities.
At least three of Mr. Zhou’s relatives profited from C.N.P.C.’s rise: his oldest son, Zhou Bin; Ms. Zhan; and his sister-in-law, Zhou Lingying, the wife of a younger brother.
Zhou Bin, 42, is majority owner of a Beijing company that sells equipment to Liaohe as well as to C.N.P.C. oil fields in at least three other provinces, corporate records show. His mother-in-law, Zhan Minli, 71, owns companies selling natural gas with C.N.P.C. in two provinces. And Zhou Lingying, 63, teamed up with C.N.P.C. to sell natural gas in another province and owns stakes in companies that also work with C.N.P.C. in western China, according to the documents.
All told, the three relatives hold or have recently held ownership stakes in at least 11 companies that have done business with C.N.P.C. or the other state-owned oil giant, Sinopec, company documents show. At least four of the companies are owned in part by C.N.P.C. subsidiaries.
In each case, the investments came long after Mr. Zhou left C.N.P.C. and had ascended to the Politburo.
An Office Suddenly Closes
A short walk south from C.N.P.C. headquarters in Beijing, the offices on the 21st floor of the gleaming New Poly Building are dark and locked. It was here that Zhou Lingying and her business partners, through their company, Beijing Hongfeng Investment Company, bought control of C.N.P.C. assets in Sichuan, the province Mr. Zhou ran until 2002.
Late last year, employees abruptly stopped coming to work after government officials showed up one day to examine the company’s records, a security guard said. A wilted potted plant remained as evidence of a sudden end to business. The offices are on the same floor as the China Investment Corp., the country’s $575 billion sovereign wealth fund.
Much of what can be traced of Ms. Zhou’s businesses leads to the New Poly Building. She owns stakes in at least seven companies with addresses there, investing in energy, mining and real estate projects across the country. They include a mining project in China’s far western Xinjiang region, property and energy investments in Sichuan and a struggling potash mine there acquired from C.N.P.C.
Zhou Lingying began her career as a shop girl at a general store, working her way up to become manager and later running a supply company before retiring at age 50 in 2001, according to a résumé included in corporate documents and residents in the Zhou family village of Xiqiantou in eastern China.
But Ms. Zhou made a major new foray in December 2007, weeks after her brother-in-law was elevated to the Politburo Standing Committee, setting up her principal holding company, Beijing Honghan Investment Company, with her son, Zhou Feng. Records show at least four other companies linked to Mr. Zhou’s relatives sprang up about the same time.
Even as Mr. Zhou prepared to retire, his sister-in-law was still working to forge relationships with C.N.P.C., forming a venture with a subsidiary to sell natural gas and invest in gas filling stations in the family’s home city of Wuxi.
At a condominium development in Wuxi sprinkled with ponds and walking paths, Ms. Zhou and her husband Zhou Yuanqing lived in a fourth-floor duplex, where the authorities detained them in early December. Asked if the couple were still living in the apartment, one of the two security guards at the gate jested, “No, and they probably won’t be in ever again.”
Links Stretch to California
On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, Zhan Minli lives in an Orange County, Calif., retirement community of ranch-style homes and broad lawns. Short and silver haired, she opened the door to her house after reading written questions passed under her door about the companies she owned in China.
Ms. Zhan said the holdings in her name were actually controlled by Mr. Zhou’s son, Zhou Bin, who is married to her daughter, Huang Wan. She said it was customary in China to put assets in the name of one’s parents, and suggested that her son-in-law used her name because his own mother had died in a traffic accident.
Ms. Zhan said she and her husband were longtime United States passport holders despite Chinese documents that said they had retained Chinese citizenship. Property records show they have lived in the United States for nearly three decades, moving from Maryland to New Jersey and finally to Southern California, where their house has an estimated value of more than $700,000, according to the online real estate database Zillow.
Ms. Zhan’s home in Beijing looks to have been much more expensive. In 2010, a company document listed her residence in a luxury development in northeastern Beijing where units can sell for more than $11 million.
Her official business address was listed several miles away inside a dusty compound at the end of a dirt road. The building appears long abandoned, but for the red light on a surveillance camera peering from above the front entrance and the ferocious barking of a dog.
Several firms in deals with C.N.P.C. are registered at the address under Ms. Zhan’s name and that of a business partner, Mi Xiaodong, 43, identified by the Chinese business magazine Caixin as a college friend of and proxy for Mr. Zhou’s son. The companies have invested in gas projects on Hainan Island and in Hebei Province outside Beijing as well as in a housing development outside the capital. Ms. Zhan and Mr. Mi also owned a Beijing company, dissolved in February 2009, that held an oil drilling firm in northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province, where C.N.P.C. ran an oil field.
Ms. Zhan denied any wrongdoing or having much knowledge of these investments. “I’ve never seen the oil field we owned,” she said. “I don’t know how money laundering works.”
An Elusive Figure
Mr. Zhou’s son, Zhou Bin, is more elusive, though records show he is also plugged into the family business.
Zhou Bin studied English at an oil industry university in Sichuan, according to recent profiles of him in Chinese news media. He then moved to the United States, attending the University of Texas at Dallas and living in the state for much of the 1990s, according to school and property records.
Ms. Zhan described her son-in-law as “taciturn” and “plain-spoken,” a “good kid” who was introduced to her daughter by a mutual friend. When they started dating, Ms. Zhan said, she did not even know he was the son of Zhou Yongkang.
He remained a shadowy figure when he returned to China more than a decade ago, with few photos or media reports about him published even abroad despite his father’s prominence.
His name appears in the records of only one of the 37 companies examined by The Times, an energy investment firm in Beijing named Zhongxu Yangguang Energy Technology Company. His wife and his wife’s parents also feature in the company’s filings.
Though Ms. Zhan denied any knowledge of Zhongxu, company records show she owned 80 percent of it when it was set up a decade ago. Its assets climbed more than sixfold in the years after Zhou Yongkang joined the Politburo Standing Committee in 2007, to $27 million in 2012.
In 2009, Zhou Bin assumed control of the firm, taking Ms. Zhan’s stake. An audit that year showed the company was selling products to C.N.P.C. oil fields across the country. It also sold sales management systems to 8,000 C.N.P.C. filling stations.
Even Zhou Yongkang’s other brother, Zhou Yuanxing, a farmer turned liquor distributor, was placed under 24-hour police surveillance in Xiqiantou, a village of 400 people near the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province, neighbors said. Among the Zhou family members, he at least is certain to escape prosecution. He died of bone cancer in February

Corruption is EVERYWHERE in CHINA

Here some disgusting news about some of the BIG SHOTS - please read carefully (be aware all you super honest people are soooo very stupid - you will never get rich: You do not know the RIGHT people - you are too honest - and youy are not BRUTAL enough - the guys in the coming story are excatly opposite). Enjoy reading & just wonder where did all that MONEY come from.................

Son of security tsar Zhou Yongkang at centre of China corruption investigation

Wealthy oil industry equipment investor Zhou Bin arrested for 'involvement in illegal business operations
Before the Communist party formally announced its corruption investigation into China's former security tsar Zhou Yongkang on Tuesday, his fate was a magnet for speculation about factional struggles at the top of the party hierarchy, painstakingly hidden from public view.
But at the centre of the investigation is a familiar story: the life and career of his 42-year-old son Zhou Bin, a wealthy investor whose ascent seems to embody the tight relationship between money and power at the top of the party elite.
On Tuesday, the Chinese independent magazine Caijing reported that Zhou has been formally arrested for "involvement in illegal business operations" by the procuratorate in Yichang, a prefecture-level city in eastern China's Hubei province.
Authorities had detained the younger Zhou as he was leaving Singapore for the US in December, according to Reuters, the South China Morning Post and others. While initial accounts claimed that Zhou was simply aiding the investigation into his father, a raft of brazen state media reports this spring suggested that he was under investigation himself.
Zhou was born in 1972, as his father – the head of China's domestic security until he retired in 2012 – was beginning to build a career in the country's state-owned oil industry. He moved to Texas in 1993 to attend university; there, he met his wife, Huang Wan, 42, who also has a family background in oil. They relocated to Beijing in 2000 and, until last year, occupied a multimillion-pound villa in the city's north-eastern suburbs.
Zhou Jr reportedly owns property in California, New Jersey and Texas. Although his holdings range from hydropower to real estate, most of his companies produce equipment for the oil industry, the core of his father's power base.
China's anti-corruption authorities detained scores of the elder Zhou's family members over the past year, as they expanded their inquiries. According to a New York Times investigation in April, authorities targeted Zhou's "wife, a son, a brother, a sister-in-law, a daughter-in-law and the son's father-in-law," all of whom had apparently used Zhou's political clout for financial gain.

Although Zhou Bin appears less severe than his perennially unsmiling father – he wears wire-framed glasses and coiffed hair – he "often acted as if the security apparatus commanded by his father was available for his personal use," anonymous sources told the Financial Times last autumn.
Zhou is not the only family member of a top government official to strike it rich – in 2012, Bloomberg found that current president Xi Jinping's family amassed millions of dollars in assets; a New York Times expose concluded that former premier Wen Jiabao's family had £1.68bn.
Yet Zhou Bin's case was unique for the vim with which Chinese media reported it, reflecting a high-level campaign to discredit his family. In March, the state-run Beijing News linked him to a major public housing scandal. The independent magazine Caixin explored his business dealings with a Sichuanese mafia boss.
According to an exposé in the Beijing News, Zhou acquired the rights to a neighborhood renovation project through his university roommate, Mi Xiaodong; he then "transferred the project to professional real estate companies for profit". Graft investigators detained Mi in October.
Caixin looked into Zhou's alleged connections to Liu Han, a Sichuan mining tycoon and "mafia style" gang leader, charged late last month with murder. Liu purchased tourism assets from Zhou at inflated prices more than a decade ago to win his favour, the magazine reported.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mainland tourism is DECLINING in Hong Kong

Please see here - it is def. a decline of mainland tourists coming to Hong Kong - thanks god - it is too many - too much uncomfortable situations - too many people crowding the streets, the MTR etc.
Please read this for getting some idea:

Sunday, August 10, 2014


Here is some copies from CHINAWHYS website...............................

CHINAWHYS is/was the company of Mr. Humphrey who have been jailed on Friday for 2 years - after serving the sentence he will be deported:

quote from webpage
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Investigation is required when companies become victims of fraud, bad deals or other crises. It helps to identify culprits, establish facts, purge rogue elements from the business and protect the company's reputation and bottom line. The objective is to mitigate risk, contain damage, and save money.

ChinaWhys consultants and investigators assist companies to connect the dots between people, companies, institutions, moments in time, transactions, events and places, to make sense out of the enigmas that often confront a multinational overseas.

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  • Companies that have employees who have committed fraud
  • Companies or law firms gathering evidence of wrongdoing
  • Companies looking for partners in an unfamiliar environment
  • Companies establishing new suppliers amid a lack of transparency
  • Companies setting up distribution networks or sales channels
  • Companies that scent fraud among their vendors or distributors
  • Companies hiring senior managers with access to technology and funds
  • Companies whose intellectual property is as precious as the crown jewels
  • Companies in a hurry to make money in China



    Humphrey Trial Shanghai

    Click here for some info about that Humphrey case. This smells.

    Here some more background info about that case including some TV footage from BBC:
    Please click here !

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    And you know what ?

    This show NIRVANA LIVE AT READING FESTIVAL is for CY Leung (doing NOTHING must be very exhausting), for that Madame Mo (it seems she spent all that "donations" for herself), for that Long Hair, for that Lee, for Jimmy Lai,for Mr Hui & the KWOKS,for Carrie Lam,for all that clever tourist office people corrupting millions of dollars, for Donald & Mickey, for Rock 188, for Mr Fung, for all that ill greedy tycoons: ENJOY THAT VERY LOVELY DESTRUCTIVE NIRVANA CONCERT - from real people for real people: