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Friday, 27 April 2012

Big Money_Big Crime series_Anatomy of China’s Money and Murder Scandal follows earlier post based upon a Harlan Coben quote a Thriller

With hindsight I guess I can consider myself to be a relatively intellectually sheltered, strongly committed, perhaps over committed, and focused scientist and engineer. Little did I suspect that the theme "Big Money_Big Crime" could develop to such an extent bringing to light, so to speak, the darker side of "human endeavour." The very stuff thriller crime writers thrive on. Could it be that reality surpasses fiction by a long chalk!

Today's news and video  on Yahoo news:

Anatomy of China’s Money and Murder Scandal_Video Link
by Christiane Amanpour, Matthew Drake, Iva Zoric, David Miller and Mark Monroy

can safely be added to the rapid first list drawn up in my earlier post Big Money, Big Corruption_Quotes from Thrillers_Harlan Coben BETA VERSION_HOT TOPICS

"Allegations of bribery, corruption, even charges of murder ha s one of China's most powerful families sitting on the outside of power looking in.
Bo Xilai was once a superstar in the Chinese Communist Party, but no longer. He's been under the microscope for his own abuse of power and lost his job because of it. Additionally, his wife is accused of murdering a influential English business man, and his son can't stay out of the tabloids for his partying ways.
But this is about more than a corrupt family. This scandal has rocked China's Communist Party and has pulled back the curtain on the Chinese political system, giving us a chance to take a unique glimpse into an increasingly fractured government.
Joining us to discuss China's public relations nightmare is Richard McGregor, Washington Bureau Chief for the Financial Times." source Yahoo.

Let me apologise for the ,as yet, bias in my preliminary list and of suspects mostly political-dictatorships and the likes. The obvious poor coverage of say the business sphere, a somewhat greyer area in which fortunately there must be more ethical, if only because of strong legislation and financial and economical controls, internal and external to the business venture,  natural (market) or man made (Gov, expert Auditing etc. )  without going into detail, each of us can remember cases in the business and commercial world  or too whereby common sense and decency are thrown to the wind. Currently in France, certainly not alone,the continuing rising gap between minimum wage evolution has lost all comparison with rewards in the CAC40 Top Dogs.  (bonuses, golden parachutes...)

I encourage readers to drop a line on their own personal experience and knowledge of cases of "Big Fortunes - Big Crime and the contrary, well earned well deserved rewards be it reward in terms of money,  scientific,  medical or social endeavour.

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