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From the U.K., calls for transparency in visa bans

Members of the U.K. parliament are trying to force the government there to publicly disclose the names of human rights abusers who have been denied entry into the country.

According to a news release from the Hermitage Fund, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee recommended disclosure of visa bans after hearing evidence from Amnesty International, Fair Trials International, Hermitage Capital, Human Rights Watch, REDRESS, and others.… Continue Reading

Graft concern growing in China, survey finds

Chinese citizens are increasingly frustrated with certain aspects of their political system, including economic inequality, food safety scandals, and most notably, political corruption, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center, a U.S.… Continue Reading

From Siemens 8, Sharef settles with SEC, Steffen fights

A former Siemens executive charged by the SEC with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has reached agreement in principle to settle his case.

Ariel Sharef and the SEC are preparing settlement documents, the SEC told a federal judge in New York City last week.… Continue Reading

Guangzhou official caught with 19 undisclosed properties

Authorities have discovered 21 properties belonging to the family of Cai Bin, political commissar of the Panyu (Guangdong Province) urban management and law enforcement bureau.
The properties are thought to have a combined market value of more than $6.4 million.… Continue Reading

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You’ll be in good company. Members come from over 100 countries and represent all industries.… Continue Reading

Ethical values and Lance Armstrong: What do you tell your kids?

The Wall Street Journal Test. That is the phrase I use when training corporate employees on compliance and ethics. I ask folks to think about how their company’s reputation would be affected if a person’s action, deed or conduct, which they engaged in for their employer, was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (October 18, 2012)

The Beijing Higher People’s Court last week rejected the appeal of Mentougou District vice mayor Yan Yongxi’s appeal against his life sentence for corruption and embezzlement. Yan was charged with accepting bribes and embezzling demolition compensation amounting to $6.7 million.… Continue Reading