In 2011, the western municipality of Chongqing attracted nearly $11 billion in inward foreign direct investment (FDI), better than Beijing’s FDI total for the same year.
The Economist Intelligence Unit predicts that in 2014, Chongqing will overtake Tianjin and Shanghai to become China’s fourth-largest overseas-investment draw.… Continue Reading
In April 1963, after being jailed in Birmingham, Alabama for leading non-violent protests against segregation there, Dr. Martin Luther King saw in the newspaper a statement by eight fellow clergymen.
The local white ministers criticized ‘outside agitators’ like King and praised the Birmingham police for ‘keeping the peace.’… Continue Reading
Sergio Raul Arroyo Garcia, director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), has been summoned for questioning by the Congress’ Permanent Commission.
The Commission wants to hear about alleged bribes by Walmart de Mexico to open stores near Teotihuacan, and the possible damage this might have caused to UNESCO World Heritage pre-Hispanic monuments.… Continue Reading
We’re pleased to welcome James McGrath and his popular Internal Investigations Blog to the ethiXbase network.
The Internal Investigations Blog began in February 2011. As its name suggests, coverage is focused on investigations, with news and commentary “from FCPA inquiries to NCAA athletics probes to anything in between,” as the mission statement says.… Continue Reading
To “Armstrong” is defined in a prior post on the FCPA Blog as cheating and misleading your teammates and the public.
After Lance Armstrong’s act of public confession, dismissed by leading ethicists as a sham, “Armstronging” now also includes appearing to apologetically come clean while still not disclosing nor accounting for what happened, i.e.,… Continue Reading
A compliance officer for Siemens’ heathcare business in China said in a federal lawsuit this week that he was fired a week after complaining about the company’s risky business practices.
Meng-Lin Liu filed a whistleblower retaliation case against Siemens under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in federal court in New York.… Continue Reading
In the coming weeks, China Compliance Digest will cover the most significant anti-corruption compliance risk factors facing multinationals operating in China. Subscribers will receive the latest reports via email as soon as they become available.… Continue Reading
We’re very excited to share some big news with you: TRAC and ethiXbase have teamed up to provide the world’s most advanced vendor compliance solution.
TRAC (TRACE Reviewed Access Code) is the first global platform that captures, assesses and shares baseline due diligence information across the supply chain, and assigns a universal ID number (TRAC Number) to all approved applicants.… Continue Reading