Disappearance of Chinese Tycoon Guo Guangchang

By He Qinglian on December 13, 2015
Source article in Chinese: 履险如夷的郭广昌还能平安否?
This abridged translation first appeared in the Epoch Time on December 28, 2015

The year 2015 was an unlucky one for wealthy tycoons in China. Many government officials and business tycoons were sent to prison or have committed suicide. The lucky ones chose to escape overseas. Among the many pieces of news, the one receiving the most attention was about Guo Guangchang, chairman of the board of Fosun Group. It was first said that he had disappeared, and later reported that he was “assisting in an investigation.” Guo once stated that he and his core team members would never acquire a foreign passport.

Regulatory Capture and the Chinese Stock Market

By He Qinglian on November 19, 2015
Source article in Chinese: 2015年金融反腐(2):权力与资本的关系能否重构?
This adapted and abridged translation first appeared in the Epoch Time on November 30, 2015

The Chinese leadership’s recent attempt to save China’s stock market, after its extraordinary meltdown this summer, failed. While key officials of China’s securities industry are being investigated, the big question is whether corruption and insider trading in China’s stock market will really disappear.