Very Risky Business

Gray puddles fill the ruts along a cinder-paved alley leading to the Lianjiao Metal Processing Factory. The scene is typical of urban China's industrial districts; in Nanhai, a small city in booming, rough-and-tumble Guangdong province, scores of factories cluster together, their front yards choked with piles of twisted metal, junked plastic and old computer parts. But the killers who struck in the predawn hours of July 16 knew exactly which path would take them to their targets: Hou Kuo-li and Yeh Ming-yi, a pair of middle-aged businessmen from Taiwan who lived in the Lianjiao plant. Their bodies were discovered later that...

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