Liverpool FC’s sanctimonious evasive response to complaints about @LFC deal with a Chinese company exploiting occupied Tibet. @LiverpoolFC are taking no responsibility for the consequences of this deal, #LFC bring great shame on the great city of Liverpool.
“Thank you for contacting Liverpool Football Club.
I am sorry to hear that you have concerns about our partnership.
Such concerns would need to be raised directly with Tibet Water.
Thank you for your continued support.
Laura Liverpool Football Club”
Tibet Water Resources has an ownership trail leading to relatives of current and former Chinese political leaders including the daughter of former leader Deng Xiaoping’s sister, Li Xiaobing and her husband Wallace Yu Yiping.
Liverpool’s deal with Tibet Water Resources has boosted its share price. Tracking shares of Tibet Water Resources Ltd (1115.HK), we have noted that the SuperTrend is currently higher than recent stock price levels, the stock has entered into a buying territory.
Please call on Liverpool FC @LFC #LFC to ditch this deal over #TibetWater https://www.change.org/p/liverpool-fc-call-on-liverpool-fc-to-terminate-its-deal-with-chinese-company-tibet-water-resources-ltd #Liverpool #liverpoolfootballclub #liverpoolnews #TheReds, #KeepTibetAlive
“The match is yet to begin and Liverpool has already conceded a goal. It is an own goal by Liverpool FC to deal with a Chinese commercial company that exploits Tibet’s resources. Liverpool Football Club must understand the sufferings and sentiments of Tibetan people. Partnering with Tibet Water Resources Limited is like endorsing the occupation of Tibet and agreeing with treatment of Tibetans by Chinese regime”, said Pempa Lobsang, the chairman of the Tibetan Community in Britain.
A niece of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, the “chief architect of economic reforms” who opened the People’s Republic of China to the market economy, is associated with the scandal “Papers of Panama,” the South China Morning Post.
According to the diary of the neighboring Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which had access to research papers from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on offshore companies, the list also includes a grandson of Jia Qinglin , a high profile of the Chinese communist regime over the past decade.
Mossack Fonseca’s China offices have created 16,300 front companies, or 29 percent of all companies created by the Panamanian law firm at the center of the scandal. Li Xiaobing, Deng’s niece and her husband, Wallace Yu Yiping, are listed as directors of a company called Water Enterprises, headquartered in the British Virgin Islands, the SCMP said.
This firm, which is associated with the Chinese bottled water company Tibet Water Resources, shared management with another company called Yu Space-owned Galaxia Space Management.
Wallace Yu was one of the co-founders of Tibet Water Resources – formerly called Tibet 5100 Water Resources – one of the largest companies in the sector in China and listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange through a firm based in the Cayman Islands.
According to the South China Morning Post, the involvement of Deng’s niece is due to Chinese regulations that prevent her companies from being listed outside mainland China. To escape Beijing’s restrictions, entities open branches in other countries.
The same newspaper also exposed the grandson of Jia Qinglin, who chaired the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the main consultation body of the Government and the Communist Party of China between 2008 and 2013 as the owner of offshore firms. Li Pak-tam has owned a company in the British Virgin Islands called Fung Shing Development, established in 2000.
His daughter, Li Zidan, owned two other companies registered in that tax haven, the same newspaper said.
Relatives of ex-Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping are HK residents – Panama Papers report
4 May 2016 11:57
More relatives of current and former Chinese political leaders have been found to be Hong Kong residents, according to the latest batch of leaked Panama Papers.
11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca were obtained securely from an anonymous source over a year ago by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The data was shared with The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), which enlisted help from other media outlets.
According to Ming Pao, among those named were Li Xiaobing, the daughter of former leader Deng Xiaoping’s sister, and Li’s husband Wallace Yu Yiping. Both were directors of two offshore companies – Water Enterprise Ltd and Tibet 5100 Water Resources Ltd – incorporated in the British Virgin Islands using their Hong Kong identity card numbers.
The leaked files showed Yu’s Hong Kong identity card was issued as early as November 1994, and he held permanent residency in Hong Kong. Yu was born on the mainland and – according to symbols on the card – his reported name has been changed since the first issuance.
Ming Pao reported that Yu and Li are both Canadian passport holders according to Hong Kong Company Registry records.
Yu was also a director of Galaxia Space Management Ltd, which has been unregistered.
No one answered the door as the newspaper’s reporters went to Yu’s address in Tung Chung.
Seven HK residents
It was previously reported that relatives of ten Chinese top political figures have been found to hold offshore companies, according to the Panama Papers. Of the ten, at least seven are either Hong Kong residents, have bought properties in Hong Kong or have business ties to the city.
The Chinese leaders involved were Xi Jinping, Zhang Gaoli, Liu Yunshan, Li Peng, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Tian Jiyun, Hu Yaobang, Mao Zedong and Bo Xilai.
In the latest revelations, Zhang Gaoli’s daughter Cheung Hiu-yin – a name romanised using Cantonese pronunciation – was also found to be a Hong Kong identity card holder. She owns a house at Palm Springs in Yuen Long with her Hong Kong husband Lee Shing-put.
Ming Pao reporters reached out to Cheung at the house but she refused to reveal when he became a Hong Kong resident.
Aside from Jia Qinglin’s granddaughter Jasmine Li, Li’s father Li Pak-tam was also found to be a Hong Kong resident.
According to HK01, the documents showed Li Pak-tam had been living with a woman called Lam Ching Joanna. She has been signing cheques for Li and recently paying annual fees for Li’s offshore companies, which correlated with a rumour that Lam Ching Joanna was a pseudonym for Li’s wife – Jia Qinglin’s daughter Jia Qiang.
It is not illegal for Chinese citizens to open offshore accounts or own offshore companies, but the Communist Party’s constitution bans party officials and family members from profiting from their positions.
The ICIJ’s reports did not give details on how the offshore companies are used, listing only documents and addresses showing ties to the people involved. It noted that there are legitimate uses for offshore companies.
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Pempa Lobsang – Tibet Water Awareness
Chairman of Tibetan Community UK has launched Tibet Water Awareness Campaign.
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