THE G.O.P.'S OWN CHINA CONNECTION

A HONG KONG MOGUL RESCUED REPUBLICANS DURING TWO CAMPAIGNS

The eight-page subpoena opened with the word Greeting, but there was nothing friendly about it. Coming from the Senate committee investigating the campaign fund-raising scandal, it directed what's left of the Dole campaign to hand over all documents connected to a familiar cast of 46 political donors and suitors. As the subpoena was faxed around Washington last week, it set off a minor panic among lobbyists and fund raisers worried about who might be called to testify. But their fretting was misplaced: the name of the G.O.P.'s most generous foreign benefactor wasn't even on the list.

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