In appearance, newly minted Chinese tycoons bear no resemblance to fattened geese. In reality, their ultimate fate may be little different. Unprotected by the rule of law, Chinese tycoons -- and their wealth -- are easy prey in a one-party state.
The latest incident demonstrating the precariousness of China's super-rich occurred in the dead of night on Jan. 27, the eve of the Year of Rooster. Six Chinese security agents abducted 46-year-old magnate Xiao Jianhua from his luxurious Four Seasons serviced apartment in Hong Kong.