More than this, he had made contacts ashore with certain law officers and officials.
It is abandoning old practices that allowed banks to make cozy deals with provincial officials while paying little regard to creditworthiness.
Mr. Chun made the gesture at a dinner meeting with top officials of the Democratic Justice Party.
As such, he could plausibly make friends with military officers and civilian officials, and get intelligence from their loose talk, or even recruit them as agents.
It was while Cameron was in this position that the school first made contacts with Chinese officials.
Some of Mr. Rosen's associates at the committee said that he made most decisions by himself and rarely held strategy sessions with senior officials.
"The contacts we made with officials from other countries were invaluable," he said.
Other government officials also made inquiries, with Russian officials saying they had been asked to intervene by the United States and Israel.
(Free agents can, of course, make temporary deals with organizations and officials thereof.)
Mr. Oesterreich's comments were made during a meeting with worried officials of private nonprofit agencies that are contracted to operate family shelters for the city.