Tongues were wagging at 7th and Montana this morning as a mysterious group of Chinese Investors gathered in front of Our Favorite Starbucks to discuss their Confidential Business Dealings in public. Their presentation -- which was conveniently pointed in my direction -- focused mainly on a high-stakes deal they are about to close. "We must discuss our Due Process," said the woman pictured above, sternly, calling attention to the exit strategy on page 31. Some witnesses think they were finalizing an IPO, but I suspect something far more sinister is at play. The U.S. trade surplus with China is currently at $1.4 Trillion and growing. According to a recent report in the Atlantic, it's as if every man, woman and child in the United States has borrowed $4,000 each from China over the last decade. Something tells me these folks are planning a Hostile Takeover ...!