All posts by Benjamin Kessler
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the now-defunct China-based advertising company, China MediaExpress, with fraud and misleading investors. The company and its CEO, Zheng Cheng, are accused of massively overstating values of cash balances to the SEC by up to 40,000 percent.… Continue Reading
Within Zhejiang, one of China’s most prosperous provinces, some towns report that spiking cancer rates linked to water pollution have destroyed locals’ way of life.
Experts claim environmental pollution has produced as many as 500 so-called “cancer villages” across mainland China.… Continue Reading
China’s former railways minister has gone on trial for bribery and abuse of power.
Liu Zhijun was fired from his post in 2011 for unspecified “severe violations” of discipline.… Continue Reading
Today marks your last chance to pre-order the Q2 2013 edition of the China Anti-Corruption Handbook.
The new edition was designed to help MNCs manage emerging risks that are likely to affect their China business this year.… Continue Reading
New Zealand has been called “the world’s cleanest country.” It has topped the Corruption Perceptions Index for seven straight years (sometimes sharing the top slot with Nordic countries or Singapore).
But Nick Paterson, left, the chief anti-corruption investigator for New Zealand’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), won’t let Kiwis coast on their country’s reputation.… Continue Reading
Court officials tasked with carrying out sentences and managing auctions of confiscated assets are “prone to corruption and bribery,” according to Caijing magazine’s recent evaluation of corruption in China’s courts.
Nearly one-third of the corruption cases Caijing analyzed involved charges against these so-called “execution officials.”… Continue Reading
If it goes through, Shuanghui International’s $4.7 billion bid to take over Smithfield Food Inc., the U.S.’s leading pork producer, would be the biggest-ever acquisition of a U.S. firm by a Chinese company.… Continue Reading
According to China’s anti-corruption man of the hour, journalist Luo Changping (pictured), economic reforms won’t be enough to curb the country’s corruption pandemic.
His new book examines 120 corruption cases involving high-profile Chinese officials.… Continue Reading
Pre-order the second edition of the China Anti-Corruption Handbook and receive a 33% discount.
The first 50 to pre-order will also enjoy a complimentary annual subscription to the popular China Compliance Digest, a weekly e-newsletter (usual cost is $1,250).… Continue Reading
You can now pre-order the second edition of the China Anti-Corruption Handbook, which is set for an early June release.
Much has changed in China since publication of the first edition in September last year.… Continue Reading