Even more interesting considering that both this Economist article and the Bloomberg exposé are currently blocked in China.
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The Chinese media have been given greater freedom to report on corruption and the financial shenanigans of large companies of late 윈도우 7 마이크로소프트 다운로드. Which makes it all the more striking that reporting on the business activities of the Central Committee’s wives and offspring is still strictly forbidden 스톰송 다운로드.
So one can only imagine the consternation caused by yesterday’s sensational exposé by Bloomberg, which details the financial assets belonging to the family of China’s president-in-waiting, Xi Jinping…
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