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In a fine bit of old-fashioned muckraking, Al Jazeera America has uncovered a tangled web of intrigue involving a Chinese-led project to site a methanol plant in Texas. Involving Chinese figures under scrutiny for corruption back home, the administration of former governor Rick Perry, and figures suspected of passing American trade secrets to Chinese interests, the story reads like a cross between Drew Pearson and Ian Fleming. Many of the characters involved have long histories replete with environmental, financial, and political malfeasance. Have fun: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/4/14/rick-perrys-ties-to-texas-chinese-methanol-plant.html