On March 1, Shenzhen and Zhuhai (Guangdong Province) became the first mainland Chinese cities to implement new business-registration rules designed to significantly reduce the bureaucratic hurdles involved in applying for and renewing operating licenses.… Continue Reading
March roared into central Virginia this week like a lion.
The snow was heavy and deep. Trees fell and power lines flashed, sizzled, and snapped.
An old shallow fireplace from the late 1700s, now converted to gas logs but once used for cooking and warmth, came back into service.… Continue Reading
Company Involved: Grand Medicina
Industry: Health Care
Industry Subsector: Medical Equipment
Official Involved: Sergei Bezyayev, deputy head of the Moscow Oncology Institute
Enforcement Action: Arrest
Summary: Sergei Bezyayev was detained on suspicion of taking a $960,000 bribe from a representative of medical equipment supplier Grand Medicina in exchange for state contracts.… Continue Reading
According to the Supreme People’s Court, of all people convicted of corruption, bribery, or dereliction of duty from 2008 onwards, 23% were given heavy sentences (i.e., sentences of ten years or more, including death sentences and suspended death sentences), and 38% were given no jail time.… Continue Reading