Dirty Business

In its never-ending battle against venality, Hong Kong's much feared Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) regularly investigates the city's most nefarious industries. It should be well prepared, then, for its latest target: Canto-pop. Responding to complaints that music-industry players offered favors to TV executives in exchange for promotion of particular artists' songs on a music-chart show, the ICAC launched a full-scale investigation of Hong Kong's entertainment world last Wednesday and has since arrested some 28 industry bigwigs. Those arrested include singer Juno Mak; his father Clement Mak, the chairman of CCT Telecom, which owns Mak's management company, Mellow Studio; Alex Chan,...

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