Editorial: O’Halloran case illustrates the perils of doing business in China
As China’s powerful leaders increasingly behave in a capricious and unpredictable manner, more organisations and individuals like Irish businessman Richard O’Halloran are in danger of being caught in a nightmare no-man’s land
Richard O’Halloran has lived for almost three years in an awful kind of netherworld. The Irish aircraft leasing industry executive was, to all intents and purposes, a hostage in a legal dispute involving the Chinese government and a Chinese company based in Dublin over an aeroplane. He had travelled to China to help resolve the issue, and was told that he could not leave.
O’Halloran was both free, in the sense that he was not ...