Welcome to Arcadia, a Californian suburb that is being transformed by an influx of wealthy Chinese buyers who are purchasing multimillion dollar homes in all-cash, rarely public deals.
On February 3, 2015, Dr. Michael Pillsbury, Director of the Hudson Institute’s Center on Chinese Strategy; Representative J. Randy Forbes, Chairman of the Congressional China Caucus; and Hudson Senior Fellow Husain Haqqani discussed how to maintain U.S. competitiveness against China’s 100-year strategy.
Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Chin tracks the rise and fall of one of China’s more infamous political scandals: the career of Bo Xilai that involved corruption, political intrigue, and murder.
Kleptocrats are individuals who use political power to misappropriate a country’s wealth for their own purposes. The following stories highlight the secret world of havens where kleptocrats hide their wealth.
Kleptocrats use large-scale corruption to leverage political allegiances, cement positions of power, and profit at the expense of their citizens. These “top reads” expose the players—the kleptocrats and their cronies, the Western enablers, and the consequences of kleptocratic influence on our national interests.
On November 21, 2014, the Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative hosted a discussion with Minxin Pei on the origins and implications of Chinese kleptocracy.
Many people are working to counter the threat posed by kleptocracies. Meet the journalists, agencies, and NGOs dedicated to fighting pervasive corruption, exposing criminal enterprises, and unraveling the secretive world of offshore finance.