The Strange Case Of The Disappearing Chinese Billionaires

Joseph P. Farrell Ph.D
January 14, 2016

Over the past few years we’ve tracked a lot of very strange stories having to do with high finance, from the Bearer Bonds scandals and all the high strangeness surrounding them, to the strange raft of banker suicides and deaths, and now we have the strange case of missing Chinese billionaires, in this article shared by Mr. R.R:

Amid Stock Market Panic, Dozens of Chinese Billionaires Are Mysteriously Disappearing

This case appears with the recent difficulties in the Chinese stock markets, which have made mainstream news. Here, however, it would seem there is something deeper afoot, as is suggested by the article:

Dozens of other wealthy executives throughout China have disappeared in the past year, many of them under different circumstances. It is apparent that there is a growing corruption investigation in which many of these executives are implicated. However, only a small number of them have been officially announced as being in government custody. With that being the case, it is likely that some of the executives have fled and are in hiding expecting that they will soon be jailed. It is also possible that the government is sweeping them up in the middle of the night, as secret police in dictatorships have been known to do throughout history.

Also, it is unclear whether these corruption investigations are witch hunts, designed to place blame for the declining economy, or if it is a legitimate effort to keep bankers and executives accountable for their actions. There is no doubt that the government was involved in whatever corruption may have been taking place, but as always they are in charge of the investigation so it is unlikely that any government agents or employees will be implicated.

One is tempted to point out that in any closed political and financial system that functions, ultimately, and at the top, that corruption will always run rampant. The article itself indeed hints at this, and hints that such investigations are the standard fare that one might expect in an authoritarian regime. “Business as usual,” in other words.

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