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12.23.2011 14:45

Mysteries of a Railways Minister's Confidant

Zhang Shuguang feared he was in too deep during China's bullet-train expansion and, for reasons unclear, he was right
By staff reporters Gu Yongqiang in Beijing and Zhang Tao in Los Angeles

The owners of a well-kept home with a manicured lawn at 668 Pierre Road, Walnut, California, are somewhat of a mystery to the people living nearby.

Until early this year, local property records identified the owners as Zhang Shuguang, 55, formerly a high-level government official working for the China Ministry of Railways, and his wife, a businesswoman named Wang Xing.

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