This wealthy Chinese businessman is hiding in the U.K. from the Chinese government with his son. His ex-wife – a billionaire in her own right – was “disappeared” by the government off the streets of Beijing several years ago. Why? Apparently she wasn’t on the side of the right political team, or she knew something dangerous. Her husband doesn’t know for sure.
Now he has written a book about it. It is called
It’s no scoop to tell you the Chinese regime is thin-skinned. Anyone criticising Beijing does so at their own peril and can expect immediate – and often, heavy-handed – payback. And it’s not just foreigners who face the consequences. Desmond Shum is a Chinese tycoon who used to be feted at the highest levels of the Communist Party. The businessman could do no wrong until four years ago when he and his equally prominent ex-wife, inexplicably tumbled out of favour. Now Desmond is a pariah of the state, so he’s decided to fight back by revealing the many secrets of China’s elite leaders.
One point he makes that I think is very important is that China threatens even countries, not just individuals, and the reason they aren’t threatening the USA seriously – yet – is because they haven’t yet caught up to us monetarily. If and when they do, they will step on the USA just as they have many other countries, including Australia.