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 Nate Kitch Eric Dai never swims in the large pool in the middle courtyard of his home in Parkland, Florida. Pointing at the fence just behind the pool, which marks the perimeter of his property, he explains that it would be easy for an intruder to climb over it and attack him defenseless in the water. Despite the two guards who patrol his property and the dozens of white security cameras watching over his every move, the risk is too great. Dai doesn’t like to eat at restaurants either. When he is forced to eat out — by his kids, for example — he doesn’t email or text anyone where he is going beforehand. He only makes plans verbally and in person. He has also given up hiking, previously his favorite pastime, due to safety concerns. “I worry about someone being sent out there to kill me,” he says. Eric Dai outside his home in Florida. Credit: Katrina Northrop Mostly confined to his $5 million, 7-acre property in south Florida, he has tried to pursue otheSubscribe 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.