Chinese businessman blows the lid on dark forces in Beijing after his billionaire ex-wife went missing FOUR YEARS ago
- Chinese businessman exposes communist party’s dark underbelly in memoir
- Demond Shum claimed partner Whitney Duan was kidnapped in Beijing in 2017
- He was preparing to publish explosive claims in memoirs when he got a phone call
- The call was from his wife who begged him not to publicize the scathing attack
A Chinese businessman has blamed Beijing authorities for the mysterious disappearance of his ex-wife four years ago.
Desmond Shum is certain that his billionaire ex-partner Whitney Duan, also known as Duan Weihong, was kidnapped from Beijing in 2017.
In his new memoir, “Red Roulette: An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption and Vengeance in Today’s China,” Shum accused the Chinese government of silencing and silencing wealthy businessmen.
Speaking out in 60 Minutes on Sunday, the distraught businessman revealed that his suspicions about his wife’s fate were confirmed when he received an unexpected phone call leading up to the publication of his book.
A Chinese businessman has blamed the Chinese Communist Party for his former wife’s mysterious disappearance after she disappeared four years ago
Desmond Shum is certain that his billionaire partner Whitney Duan, aka Duan Weihong, was kidnapped after she mysteriously disappeared from Beijing in 2017.
The call was from his estranged ex-wife urging him not to make the allegations public.
‘The purpose of the call is to ask me to stop the book launch. That’s exactly what she said,” he said 60 minutes.
Mr Shum believes his former partner was reading from a script when she suggested publishing the book would endanger lives.
‘Are we talking about my life? Our son’s life? Or is it your life?’ he said.
Ms. Duan was one of the richest women in China, managing investments of relatives of former Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
She then suddenly disappeared without a trace, leaving her husband and their 12-year-old son behind.
Mr Shum fled to the UK with his son on the assumption that Mrs Duan had died.
He said the brief conversation he had with his former partner during the phone call indicated that she had been kept in seclusion for the past four years.
Her mother passed away in June. She didn’t know that,’ he said.
“She hadn’t known the pandemic was happening for two years.”
Ms Duan has joined a long list of high profile figures to mysteriously disappear with Australian television host Cheng Lei and businessman Jack Ma.
Mr. Shum believes his former partner was kidnapped by the Chinese Communist Party for its business dealings.
“I think she’s most likely associated with the wrong mob or the wrong faction of the power struggle,” he said.
In his new memoir, “Red Roulette: An Insider’s Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption and Vengeance in Today’s China,” Shum accused his government of silencing and silencing wealthy businessmen.
“Or maybe she’s learned something that’s really annoying to the management.”
Ms. Duan also had business contacts with Sun Zhengcai, who has been suggested as a possible successor to Xi Jinping.
Xi then launched an anti-corruption campaign, which critics say is a pretext to attack his political opponents, and jailed Mr Zhengcai in 2018.
He said the phone call with his wife was the first conversation he had with her in four years.
“In two calls that I believe were made on behalf of senior Communist Party officials and monitored by the Chinese security services, Whitney told me she has been released on a temporary basis and could be re-detained at any time,” he said. Australian Financial Review.
“She asked me to cancel the publication of the book. She said that refusing to do so could anger the Chinese government and security forces. She used the Chinese warning: ‘No good comes to those who are against the state’.