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Entries in China (824)

Tuesday
Mar192019

Country count for new FCPA investigations

Since the start of 2018, companies and agencies have disclosed 19 new FCPA-related investigations.

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Wednesday
Mar062019

Here's what the Bio-Rad ruling means for FCPA retaliation

Federal court opinions interpreting the FCPA are rare indeed -- my informal tally puts the number at a dozen or so since 1977. This week, that number increased by one, thanks to the 9th Circuit’s opinion in Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, which grows out of Bio-Rad’s $55 million FCPA settlement in 2014. 

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Wednesday
Feb132019

China healthcare compliance is still a ‘donations’ minefield

It has been over five years since the start of the GlaxoSmithKline case that rocked the China healthcare industry. At the time, compliance, audit and legal teams were shocked by the prevalence of integrity and corruption issues that had apparently gone unidentified, despite the widespread practice of generating slush funds through fraudulent travel expense claims.

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Friday
Feb082019

Digital ‘red envelopes’ are a risk this Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year began February 5 and kicked off the Year of the Pig. In China, employees begin a mass migration out of the large cities and back to their hometowns to visit family, relatives, and long-time friends.

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Wednesday
Jan302019

Will China tech giants dominate blockchain?

China is at the forefront of efforts to revolutionize digital mobile cross-border payment systems. Already, traders on the 21st century digital silk road are sending payments from Hong Kong to the Philippines and Pakistan, among other places, in mere seconds using blockchain-based, cross-border, mobile digital wallets from Chinese tech giants, including Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat Pay. 

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Friday
Jan252019

Take these counter-measures to prevent China IP thefts

The theft of intellectual property (IP) is a challenge facing organizations and industries operating globally. A special risk involves Chinese nationals both in and outside the PRC using less than sophisticated methods to steal IP.

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Monday
Dec102018

Practice Alert: China asserts ‘judicial sovereignty’ with new blocking statute

China recently enacted a law that could prevent China-based individuals and entities, including the China-based subsidiaries of non-Chinese companies, from providing certain assistance in criminal proceedings outside of China.

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Wednesday
Nov142018

China creates more anti-bribery prosecution tools

China recently amended its Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) to codify rules encouraging cooperation in government investigations, align with the new national supervision system, and introduce trials in absentia for certain crimes, including bribery and corruption.

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Thursday
Nov082018

National security: Are Chinese companies targeted for FCPA enforcement?

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new “China Initiative.” According to the press release, the Initiative “reflects the Department’s strategic priority of countering Chinese national security threats and reinforces the President’s overall national security strategy.”

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Tuesday
Nov062018

After Strkyer II, are per diems atop expenses always improper?

A little-noticed nugget in the recent Stryker SEC Order (Stryker II) -- in addition to overbilling, kickbacks, and using unvetted intermediaries in India and China -- was the allegation that Stryker’s “Kuwait Distributor made over $32,000 in improper ‘per diem’ payments to Kuwaiti [healthcare providers] to attend Stryker events, when Stryker had directly paid the costs for lodging, meals, and local transportation for these individuals.”  

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Tuesday
Oct232018

China’s ‘tyrannical’ cyberspace chief took millions in bribes

China’s former top internet regulator pleaded guilty Friday to corruption and abuse of power during 15 years of public service.

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Tuesday
Oct092018

China detains Interpol chief for bribery

Chinese authorities said Monday they detained the president of Interpol during an investigation for bribery and other financial crimes.

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