Tag Archives: bribery

Rolls-Royce Faces China Bribery Probe

January 7, 2013

Uh oh. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before: foreign multinational, State-dominated industry sector, and State-owned enterprises. Corruption? You better believe it’s possible. We won’t know whether this particular smoke will lead to an actual fire, but at this point, it doesn’t look like the allegations concerning bribes from Rolls-Royce to an executive at [...]

Government Procurement Tips: Don’t Forget About IP

May 13, 2010

Nice post at CLB by Dan on success tips for foreign companies that wish to sell to the Chinese government. The original article was by law firm Reed Smith (which bought out a Hong Kong/Beijing law firm a year or so ago), in which they set out several very good pointers for enterprises wishing to [...]

Rio Tinto Aftermath: Why It’s A Good Idea To Wait For (Written) Verdicts

April 19, 2010

Bribe-taking among Rio Tinto’s Shanghai iron ore executives was more extensive than previously thought and may have undermined the company’s revenue, court documents show. Judge Liu Xin’s written verdict in the trial of Australian Stern Hu and three Chinese colleagues lays out in forensic detail how they sought, received and sometimes laundered huge personal gains. [...]

Journalists Paid to Cover Up Mining Tragedy

March 31, 2010

I actually have mixed feelings about this case. First the facts: Nine journalists from eight media organizations have received jail sentences ranging from one and half years to 16 years for taking bribes to cover up a deadly coal mine accident in north China, the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) announced Tuesday. (Xinhua) [...]

Some Thoughts on the Rio Tinto Verdicts

March 29, 2010

This is the top China story of the day, and since it also involves a legal topic, I sort of feel obligated to chime in. Despite the copious amount of press coverage, though, I don’t really think this case is all that important in the grand scheme of things. I can’t say that I agree [...]