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China Arrests Former CEO Of JPMorgan Asia

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Just one day after the FBI issues arrest warrants for 5 Chinese military officials, Caixin reports that Fang Fang - the former CEO of JPMorgan Asia - has been arrested in Hong Kong by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (or anti-graft agency). Coincidental timing we are sure; and while details are sparse, the arrest appears linked to the hiring of the children of Chinese officials. Bloomberg reports that Fang declined to comment after being released on bail (under restrictions not to leave Hong Kong).



Caixin reports (via Google Translate),

48-year-old Morgan Chase vice chairman of investment banking in Asia and the former CEO of China Fang Fang was arrested recently in Hong Kong by the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the reason is still suspected of hiring a child of officials to get projects and getting burned.




Two independent sources of information on condition of anonymity, told reporters that the news respectively...


Sources pointed out that square and was released on bail after exit restrictions. Need to wait and cooperate with the investigation and judicial developments related to the case.




"Scandals fermentation, someone to pay the price." Person close to JPMorgan Chase earlier told the new financial reporter




"China's internal JPM Asian investment banking team now feel insecure." Who comes close to JP Morgan, JP Morgan Chase also helped bankers hired lawyers to deal with possible future investigation. "The major investment banks in the self-examination, lawyers are busy now."




"Although the U.S. Department of Justice is to blame investment banks, but investment banks will generally push to individuals looking for a scapegoat." An investment bank executives said.

Or simple old retailation? Of course - the big retaliation will be signing the 'holy grail' gas deal with Russia tomorrow.

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Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:40 | 4779976 Meat Hammer
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Does China have guillotines?

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:48 | 4779999 IridiumRebel
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They have multiple Fangs it seems.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:51 | 4780012 Al Gorerhythm
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I think I'm turning Chinese, I think I'm turning Chinese, I really think so.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:12 | 4780064 economics9698
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We all need a feel good story every now and then.  

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:15 | 4780066 OldPhart
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And the Chingrish wasn't so bad...

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 01:12 | 4780143 JoeSexPack
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He hired the wrong kids.


Like Hunter Biden.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 03:01 | 4780202 Four chan
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the wong kids.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:55 | 4780269 old naughty
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searched Caixin, no news about Fang.

Second independent news --- not SCMP.

Strange news about ICAC arrest, not reported in HK MSM !!! 

The guy "was retired" for months.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 05:12 | 4780285 ebear
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He made the mistake of sticking around.

The winds of heaven change suddenly; so do human fortunes.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 06:44 | 4780375 Mesquite
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Joined a different futures market...


Wed, 05/21/2014 - 02:19 | 4780184 buyingsterling
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fangs, but no fangs.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:20 | 4780078 svayambhu108
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They're having also multiple faps a day, see Wolf of Wall Street.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:33 | 4780099 G-R-U-N-T
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"Fang Fang" Classic!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 07:21 | 4780459 lakecity55
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"Fang Fang."

You can't make this stuff up.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 01:34 | 4780154 Milton Waddams
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Unfortunately not. THey imported all of them to the "dollar store," Word on the street is target buyer is using them to chop hotdogs

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:42 | 4779980 SafelyGraze
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very troubling.

if jpm doesn't hire children of chinese officials, then who will?

once again, jpm is being targeted by overzealous prosecutors

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:44 | 4779986 napper
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well, perhaps JPM has been hiring the wrong ones.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:58 | 4780037 SafelyGraze
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we are lucky that the ceo hasn't just walked away from the job and washed his hands of all the burdens that go with running the most prosperous financial engine of all time




Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:48 | 4780000 The Most Intere...
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r u kidding me? those little fuckers don't need a job!

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:53 | 4780017 mbutler101
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I'm sure this is a simple misunderstanding...do you know we're looking for interns at our Hong Kong branch?

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:43 | 4779984 beavertails
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What! No self inflicted Nail Gun Injury during the arrest?  Must not be a true banker

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:45 | 4779985 yogibear
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I'm sure he has plenty of neckties.

When these guys are convicted the Chinese  have no problem with using people like him as target practice.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:45 | 4779990 Duc888
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They like executing people for white collar crime over there. 


Here's hopin'.............................................



Wed, 05/21/2014 - 02:12 | 4780181 wee-weed up
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Yep, Fang Fang may go Bang Bang.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:47 | 4779994 The Most Intere...
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 released on bail 


they r going soft over there

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:52 | 4779998 Sticky Wicket
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Won't somebody please think of the children of Chinese officials?!

On another note, it's funny watching the American media go ballistic over the inevitable signing of the Russia-China gas deal.

WSJ: Russia, China Struggle to Close Gap on Gas Deal

BBG: Russia Fails to Sign China Gas Deal at Shanghai Meeting

Reuters: Putin yet to seal gas deal on China visit

NYT: China and Russia Fail to Reach Deal on Gas Plan

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:32 | 4780098 infiniti
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How is the US media going 'ballistic' over the failure of the Russians to agree on shipping theoretically available gas thousands of miles via pipelines that don't exist to a country that will give them one of the most worthless currencies in history as exchange? Even the fucking Russians don't want Chinese shit paper because there's no international clearing CNY bond market to invest in.


Wed, 05/21/2014 - 03:27 | 4780218 Drifter
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Debt-based currency bias showing?

USD backed by debt (that never will be repaid) is better than CNY backed by a highly productive economy, and soon backed by gold?

Your "international clearing bond market to invest in"  is just plain bullshit.  A damn shell game. 

USD is a currency backed by accounting fraud where non-performing debt is considered a backing asset.  And no, rolled over debt is not performing.  Performing is when it's being paid back.   US govt isn't paying back any debt.  Just borrowing more and building up more debt. 

Sounds like switching from USD to CNY is a pretty smart move by Russia considering CNY WILL be the next reserve currency.


Wed, 05/21/2014 - 05:20 | 4780294 ebear
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The Russians have lots of experience trading with soft currency nations:


Plenty of experience laying pipe as well, although I expect western interests will get a piece of the action.  You know... the rope to hang you with?

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:49 | 4780007 IridiumRebel
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His name is kickass. Fang Fang.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:53 | 4780020 The Most Intere...
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hang hang fang fang

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 03:31 | 4780226 BeetleBailey
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Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:50 | 4780010 Seize Mars
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Oh shit!

Some guy who issues fake money has been arrested...by...people who...issue fake money.



Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:53 | 4780018 Duc888
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"Won't somebody please think of the children of Chinese officials?!"


Sure, there's probably a few more bullets laying around to ventilate them too.

Apples don't fall far from the tree and all that....

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:57 | 4780034 user2011
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Is this really hurting US ?  or actually hurting more Chinese ?

I am confused.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 03:33 | 4780227 Notsobadwlad
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It hurts no one. It is just for show.

At least the Chinese have given a signal that they realize the real puller of the puppet US government's strings is the international banking cartel. Hopefully when the time comes to create the third world war, the Chinese (and Russians) will be very selective in their targeting, to include Basel, Zurich, the City of London, Wall Street and Tel Aviv. They have shown that they know who the real enemy is. Taking out a few selected financial centers would give them the upper hand in an otherwise rudderless world.

What would the paid puppets do without their masters?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:04 | 4780048 Moonrajah
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"...and the former CEO of China "


Wait, there's a CEO of a whole country?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:12 | 4780061 dirty belly
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Something seems to be working. Friday, June 15, 2012

3. Visualize members of the physical dark Cabal, such as central banking criminals Rothschilds and Rockefellers, and other members of this Cabal such as Henry Kissinger, George Bush, the Jesuits etc.  peacefully surrendering and stepping down from their positions of power, releasing control over the financial system and the mass media. Visualize civil authority arresting  those members of the Cabal that do not wish to surrender. Visualize this process taking place worldwide peacefully and smoothly. Visualize the world finally being free from financial slavery, free from all evil dictators and corrupt politicians.

4. Visualize bright new future for humanity, with new and fair financial system put into place, with all debts canceled, prosperity funds for humanitarian projects released, advanced technologies introduced, ecosystem healed and human beings finally being free from all oppression.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:12 | 4780062 Atomizer
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 suspected of hiring a child of officials to get projects (shovel ready Bitchez).

Sounds like a pit of Washington DC officials are next in line.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:16 | 4780071 Yen Cross
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   Did the arresting officials also confine him to the ground floor of any building and check his personal effects for a nail gun?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:17 | 4780072 nosoeawe
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i will personally buy yellen a one way first class ticket to hong kong

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 02:48 | 4780199 sessinpo
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nosoeawe       i will personally buy yellen a one way first class ticket to hong kong


cheapskate. where'a the private jet?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:20 | 4780080 TruthTalker
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Too bad they did not call Jamie D to visit the Hong Kong office and then arrest him.  That would have been something worth celebrating!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:29 | 4780091 kchrisc
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Hey, that doesn't look like Corzine?!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:50 | 4780124 Bear
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Those crooked old farts all look the same.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:36 | 4780108 williambanzai7
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Suggest they hire Hunter Biden for consultations.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:42 | 4780113 Atomizer
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R. Hunter Biden

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 00:48 | 4780118 Bear
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I wish that would happen here. Obama's uncle collecting money for the Muslim Brotherhood gets tax exempt status approved in one day by Lois Lerner and Michelle's relatives get 100s of millions to develop Healthcare.gov before having it thrown out and starting all over again. Our regime in the most corrupt, indulgent, and elitist in US history. Hard to top the Clintons but these people have done it ... In contrast,  when Harry Truman left the White House in 1953, he packed all his accumulated belonging in his new Studebaker and drove home to Missouri. 

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 01:40 | 4780162 DIgnified
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China: "Oh yeah?"

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