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Author Shum, Desmond, author.

Title Red roulette : an insider's story of wealth, power, corruption and vengeance in today's China / Desmond Shum.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2021.


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Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description 310 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Summary "After the 1949 Communist Revolution, Desmond Shum's grandfather was marked as belonging to a despised "black category" that included former landlords and rich peasants--meaning the Shums would be stigmatized and impoverished. As Desmond was growing up, he vowed his life would be different. Through hard work and sheer tenacity, Shum earned an American college degree and returned to China to establish himself in business. There, he met his future wife, the highly intelligent and equally ambitious Whitney Duan, who was determined to make her mark within China's male-dominated society. Whitney and Desmond made an effective team, and, aided by relationships they formed with top members of the red aristocracy, vaulted into China's billionaire class. Soon they were developing the massive air cargo facility at Beijing International Airport, and followed that feat with the creation of one of Beijing's premier hotels. They were dazzlingly successful, traveling in private jets, funding multi-million-dollar buildings and endowments, and purchasing expensive homes, vehicles, and art. But in 2017, their fates diverged irrevocably when Desmond, while residing overseas with his son, learned that his now ex-wife Whitney had vanished along with three coworkers. This is both Desmond's story and Whitney's, because she cannot tell it herself."---Dust jacket flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-293) and index.
Subject Shum, Desmond.
Duan, Whitney.
Zhongguo gong chan dang -- Corrupt practices -- History -- 21st century.
China -- Politics and government -- 2002-
Political corruption -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Businesspeople -- China -- Biography.
Upper class -- China -- History -- 21st century.
Detention of persons -- China -- Case studies.
Political prisoners -- China -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Title Insider's story of wealth, power, corruption and vengeance in today's China
ISBN 1982156155 (hardcover)
9781982156152 (hardcover)

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