April 22, 2012

A Body, a Scandal and China

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

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IT all began with a dead body, in a hotel in the Chinese city of Chongqing. The corpse belonged to a British businessman who was said to have drunk himself to death — odd, considering that he rarely drank.

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