Tag Archives: corruption

China Fines GSK $490m for Bribery. Cue the Freak Out.

September 22, 2014

China has fined UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) after a court found it guilty of bribery. The record penalty follows allegations the drug giant paid out bribes to doctors and hospitals in order to have their products promoted. The court gave GSK’s former head of Chinese operations, Mark Reilly, a suspended three-year prison sentence […]

The Irony of the ‘My Father is Li Gang’ Case

February 1, 2011

After all is said and done, I find it interesting that the case of Li Qiming, who was found guilty of manslaughter last week, became famous for something that never actually happened. The kid ran over two people, killing one, and then tried to use the name of his famous father to avoid prosecution. Well, […]

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 […]