A little more than two months after her bugged conversation with Wang Jing, a senior officer at the Madrid branch of the state-controlled Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), bank client Xu Kai was arrested in August 2012 as part of an investigation, code-named Operation Emperor, a sweeping crackdown on Chinese organized crime. Police found 34,530 euros (US$40,656) in cash when they raided the couple’s home, according to a police report on the raid.
A few minutes before 8pm on Aug. 8, 2012, two Chinese living in Spain — a banker and her client — held a blunt telephone conversation. Wang Jing was a senior officer at the Madrid branch of the state-controlled Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). The client, Xu Kai, was an alleged top figure in an international money laundering group that was suspected of using the bank to transfer illegal income to China.
MADRID, Aug 1 (Reuters) - In Spain's Chinese community, Gao Ping was the ultimate immigrant success story. He was a young man when he arrived more than two decades ago and took a job as a cook in a Chinese restaurant. By 1997 Gao had opened an import business and begun building a commercial empire that would make him the highest-profile Chinese in Spain. He became a patron of the arts and cultivated political ties in Spain and in his native Zhejiang Province.
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Selecting a term
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