You’ll remember Ballard’s The Index, where the reader is invited to create a story from the index of a lost biography. In the same spirit here are the names and job titles of ten men caught in a honeytrap scandal in Chongqing. Each were taped having sex with a mistress provided for them by a corporate blackmailer. There’s more background here, but you can spend an amusing half hour trying to working out the scam from the list.
Peng Zhiyong, Party secretary of Jiulongpo District, sex tape with Zhao in Sep, 2008.
Han Shuming, Disctrict head and deputy party secretary of Changshou District, sex tape with Zhao at Jinyuan Hotel
Fan Mingwen, Party secretary of Bishan County, sex tape with Zhao in Aug, 2008, at Yutong Hotel
Luo Guang, Chairman and deputy party secretary of Southwest Securities, sex tape with Zhao in Aug, 2008 at Guoling Hotel
Su Zhiguang, Vice general manager of Chongqing Urban Development Investments, LTD., sex tape with Zhao in Mar, 2008, at Donghe Garden Hotel
Xie Huajun, Chairman and party secretary of Chongqing Machinere & Electronics Holding, LTD.
Ai Dong, County head and deputy party secretary Zhizhu Zhuang ethnic autonomous county
He Yubai, Chairman and party secretary of Chongqing International Funds, LTD.
Zhou Tianyun, Chairman and party secretary of Choingqing Land Group
Luo Dengyou , Secretary of Transportation Discipline Commission
Incidentally, I must say that from a safe distance I’m enjoying the age of Xi. It reminds me of Stalin in 1935: ‘life is more cheerful, comrades!’ But it’s not like I have to breathe the air or anything.