By Paul Johnstone
Being rich in China can be dangerous – unless you have a bodyguard. The security business
in China is booming.
On a cold January morning, visitors streamed in and out of the Southern Chinese Shanxi office of Li Haicang. Nothing was out of the ordinary until alone assassin produced a sawn off rifle and fired a bullet into Li’s body. Until that fateful moment, Li was the Chairman
of a multinational company and 27th on the Forbes list of China’s richest people. Only several weeks later in February, a Chinese millionaire from the wealthy enclave on Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province, was stabbed to death by five men outside his home in a pre-planned assassination attack.