Friday, June 02, 2006

Lai Chang Xing

Lai Chang Xing has been in Canada several years now. He is supposedly China's number one criminal, and is urgently sought by Beijing under extradition procedures. He was in business and has been accused of importation corruption to the tune of $10 billion. Many government officials were recipients of "largesse." So his story is hitting the headlines in Canada as our top court rules on whether or not to deport him, given he may face torture or execution or surreptitious death in the sealed off prison gulag in China. Apparently the evidence against him would not stand up in Canadian courts. Is he a political pawn? How much of his sullied reputation was manufactured and just political propaganda? Wish I knew.
Source; Yahoo website.