The Panama Papers are super awkward for Beijing

April 4, 2016 10:36 AM

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The Panama Papers are super awkward for Beijing

The Panama Papers, a massive report that claims to document shady business dealings by a who’s who of the global elite, landed in China on a national holiday, presenting the authorities with an interesting, probably vexing, question: How to scrub the web of the juicy-but-as-yet-unconfirmed charges against politically connected Chinese?

The findings -- the result of a year-long collaboration between a German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 media outlets --sets out to expose “a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, ...

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