China’s Wealthy Leaders
The U.S. Congress is a rich people’s parliament, But…
August 20, 2013
1. The 70 richest members of the National People’s Congress have a combined wealth of about $90 billion.
2. The combined wealth of the 535 members of the U.S. Congress is about $7.5 billion.
3. The wealth of China’s leaders has led China expert James McGregor to quip, “Members of China’s National People’s Congress have become so wealthy that their meetings may best take place in a bank vault.”
From China’s blurred line between bribery and bureaucracy by James Kynge (Financial Times)