Yes, he has pleaded guilty. Chen Ching-hsiao was a vice president at HSBC. He took a $60,000 bribe from one of his clients. But was it such a terrible crime?
I believe that Chen is basically a good man. I hope the judge in Hong Kong goes easy on him when he faces sentencing at the end of the month.
Why do I feel like this? Well, the following is an excerpt from an email Chen sent me earlier in the year:
The Way is like an empty wallet
That yet may be drawn from
Without ever needing to be filled.
See what I mean?