Tag Archives: corruption

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

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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…

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Is U.S. Anti-corruption Enforcement Too Tough?

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Anti-corruption laws are tough to avoid when you’re doing business overseas, but instead of governments relaxing enforcement, perhaps enterprises should step up compliance programs.

What to Do About “Ant Corruption”?

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Small-time administrative corruption seems to be getting worse in China. Does this tell us anything about enforcement efforts? What should be prioritized?

Has China Lost Faith in Meritocracy?

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With an income gap, privilege and corruption, there is an automatic presumption against meritorious advancement. This is bad news for China’s hi-tech economic development plans.

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

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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,…

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New Editorial on Government Transparency Law in China

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Baimiao township in Sichuan gained a lot of attention earlier this year when it posted its budget online. Tsinghua Law prof Cheng Jie has written an excellent (non-tech) comparative analysis of government transparency law.

Government Procurement Tips: Don’t Forget About IP

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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…

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