Beijing - The new Chinese government has given the nod for market farces to play a bigger role in the country's state-dominated trading tool, the All-China Flea Market Corp.
Communist Party apparatchiks want the state-run behemoth to take a decisive role in allocating resources abroad on behalf of the country's closed, secretive one-party system.
The state-hacked - uh, backed!- corporation is sole owner of the All-China Internet Hacking Company whose industrial snooping has been credited with the theft of billions from unsuspecting businesses all over the western world.
Beijing commissars want the state-backed parent company to open a brand new trading orifice in Manhattan, New York showcasing Chinese goods and services and are on the point of signing a 25 year lease on an Upper East Side showroom.
The Fifth Avenue outlet would be the All-China Flea Market Corp subsidiary's first official presence in the Big Apple - if you discount all the 'casual' [ie 'unproven'] arrangements in existence since the Bush/Cheney Administration daze.
A barrel of Guangzhou Sweet Light Crude retails around $10.