KONG Xiangxi (Kǒng Xiángxī 孔祥熙)|KONG Xiangxi (Kǒng Xiángxī 孔祥熙)
Kong Xiangxi, as brother-in-law of both Republic of China founder Sun Yat-sen and Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, assumed a number of important official posts. Manipulating the posts as the Minister of Finance and Director of the Bank of China, Kong pocketed the nation’s financial resources. This corrupt practice, together with the mismanagement of the economy, resulted in Kong’s fall from power.
Born in Taigu, Shanxi Province, into a poor family, Kong Xiangxi