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Entries in China (832)


World Bank announces three new debarments

The World Bank announced the debarments of Indonesian, Chinese, and Spanish companies Wednesday in three unrelated actions. 

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World Bank debars state-owned Chinese engineering and construction company

The World Bank debarred a state-owned Chinese engineering and construction company Wednesday for 20 months for fraud involving a project in the Republic of Zambia.

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China’s Social Credit System applies to companies and impacts compliance

Numerous stories have appeared in the English-language press about China’s social credit system (SCS). Most of these stories focus on SCS’s system of “scoring” individuals in China. But SCS also applies to companies operating in China and, as it develops, may impact how companies approach anti-corruption compliance.

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Juniper Networks pays SEC $11.7 million to settle FCPA violations

Juniper Networks paid the SEC $11.7 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its sales practices in Russia and China. 


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Deutsche Bank pays SEC $16 million to settle ‘referral hiring’ FCPA violations 

Deutsche Bank paid the SEC $16 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its hiring of relatives of public officials in China and Russia. 

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Walmart pays $282 million for FCPA resolution

Walmart Inc. agreed Thursday to pay the DOJ and SEC $282 million to settle allegations that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices by paying an intermediary in Brazil for help obtaining construction permits and having weak anti-corruption internal controls in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico.


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Former Interpol chief admits taking $2 million in bribes

Former Interpol head Meng Hongwei (Image courtesy of Weibo)The first Chinese citizen to head Interpol pleaded guilty in a court in China Thursday to taking $2 million in bribes.

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Uber discloses FCPA investigation 

Uber Technologies, Inc. said Thursday the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible FCPA violations related to its activity in Asia. 

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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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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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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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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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