When gang leader Chen Xinfu was apprehended he asked his arresting officers to “take good care of me, for old times’ sake”. Photo: Miaopai.com

China’s war on organised crime, corrupt officials sees 79,000 people detained

  • Nationwide effort seeks to round up gang bosses and the ‘protective umbrellas’ who allow them to act with impunity
  • Leaders see campaign’s success as evidence of Communist Party’s legitimacy to govern, expert says
Topic |   China Society

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When gang leader Chen Xinfu was apprehended he asked his arresting officers to “take good care of me, for old times’ sake”. Photo: Miaopai.com
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China Create Capital Chairman Zhang Wei (in white) with Henderson Land Development’s executive director Fung Lee Woon-king, who is also the sister of the developer’s chairman Lee Shau-kee, during a signing ceremony in Macau on January 5, 2018. Photo: Handout

Soldier-turned-entrepreneur Zhang Wei arrested by Shenzhen police, who call his China Create Capital a ‘mafia-like gang’

  • China Create Capital, established in 2004 as an investment holding firm, owns stakes in at least 10 Hong Kong-traded companies, valued at a combined HK$346.8 million
  • The company, headed by Zhang Wei, is a ‘mafia-style gang’ involved in a range of crimes, Shenzhen police said after arresting Zhang and 43 other of his colleagues
Topic |   Corruption in China

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China Create Capital Chairman Zhang Wei (in white) with Henderson Land Development’s executive director Fung Lee Woon-king, who is also the sister of the developer’s chairman Lee Shau-kee, during a signing ceremony in Macau on January 5, 2018. Photo: Handout
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