Keeping an eye on Communist, Totalitarian China, and its influence both globally, and we as Canadians. I have come to the opinion that we are rarely privy to truth regarding the real goal, the agenda of Red China, and it's implications for Canada [and North America as a whole]. No more can we rely on our media as more and more information on China is actively being swept under the carpet - not for consumption.
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BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 23: (CHINA OUT) Actor Jackie Chan attends "Skiptrace" press conference on October 23, 2014 in Beijing, China.
Although most of the seemingly guilty parties recognized thus far in the scandalous Panama Papers offshore holdings leak have been international politicians, their family members, and FIFA executives, a few people called out following the initial shock may sound a little more familiar.
One such name: actor Jackie Chan.
The martial arts expert and famed "Rush Hour" actor is reportedly linked to the Papers via Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm that originated the documents, according to Time Magazine. Chan owns six businesses that the firm manages.
At this point, however, there's no reason to believe Chan was directly involved with any money laundering or other illegal activities. His name may mean nothing as far as criminal wrongdoing,
Other entertainment figures named so far in the Papers include Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, who holds four companies in the British Virgin Islands, and director Pedro Almodovar, who canceled press screenings on Tuesday for a new film when it was revealed that he and his brother held an offshore company for several years in the early '90s with which they redirected money from an early film.
For its part, Mossack Fonseca has released a lengthy response to all of the ICIJ's allegations, which you can read in full here.
The Papers have already ripped through the political realm, and have at this point caused at least one prominent politician, Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, to resign.