The Chinese business tycoon revealing the secrets of Beijing’s elite
By 60 Minutes Australia
September 26th, 2021
It’s no scoop to tell you the Chinese regime is thin-skinned. Anyone criticising Beijing does so at their own peril and can expect immediate – and often, heavy-handed – payback. And it’s not just foreigners who face the consequences. Desmond Shum is a Chinese tycoon who used to be feted at the highest levels of the Communist Party. The businessman could do no wrong until four years ago when he and his equally prominent ex-wife, inexplicably tumbled out of favour. Now Desmond is a pariah of the state, so he’s decided to fight back by revealing the many secrets of China’s elite leaders.