This morning the DTel's Alex has a dusky delegate to Davos explaining that his sole reason for being there is to visit his dosh "where I've stashed it in a numbered Swiss bank account, and check it's still there".
Ah, satire: how very timely. Because also this morning, the Grauniad breaks a story on how the Chinese 'princelings' are building their stashes in the British Virgin Islands - in rather large quantities.
And if Alan Rusbridger and a motley of investigative journos know all about this, we may safely assume our diligent data-hoovering agencies do, too. It's another perspective on the gradual rise of China in the world, n'est-ce pas? Offsets some of the less palatable aspects: they may have an increasing share of the hard power, but soft power remains a bit of a mystery to them. And when you've got them by the short'n'curlies ...
Capitalism - so flexible, and so ... resilient.