Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Illustration by Sam Ward Listen to SupChina editor-at-large and Sinica podcast host Kaiser Kuo read this article. In early 2017, just after Donald J. Trump entered the White House, an exiled Chinese billionaire named Guo Wengui began broadcasting sensational claims about corruption involving China’s top leaders — all from his $68 million penthouse apartment overlooking New York City’s Central Park. A self-styled whistleblower, Guo made his accusations on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and even — for a brief time — on the Voice of America. He claimed, for instance, that the HNA Group, a powerful Chinese conglomerate, had bribed Chinese officials and allowed Party leaders the use of its private jet to engage in extramarital affairs. He said China’s security chiefs were corrupt, bumbling Keystone Cops; and he posted ID cards, passport photos and even flight manifests to prove that the country’s top leaders were crooks who had billions of dollars in assets stashed offshore.HNA Group stronglSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.