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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

China’s Disappeared Tycoons

Wealthy businessmen implicated in corrupt activity involving government officials are disappearing mysteriously in China’s Sichuan Province. Since last August, eight business tycoons have disappeared after allegations about their corrupt activity surfaced.… Continue Reading

China Tax Bureau Accused Of Turning Female Staff Into Hostesses

According to an online exposé, a district-level tax bureau in Yibin City (Sichuan Province) issued a “code of conduct” requiring female tax inspectors to fulfill “hospitality duties.”

The women were reportedly instructed to keep their mobile phones switched on around the clock in case their presence should be requested to “dine, karaoke, and dance” with visiting senior officials.… Continue Reading

Xi Launches Fire-and-Brimstone Anti-Corruption Broadside

Photo courtesy of WikipediaIn a speech reprinted in the Communist Party publication Qiushi Journal, Xi Jinping gave a tongue lashing to corrupt officials.
 
The man widely assumed to be the next president of China said some cadres were “indulging in feasting and pleasure-seeking, and have consequently fallen into the abyss of luxury and corruption.”… Continue Reading

China-Style Corruption In Hong Kong?

From the China Compliance Digest (Issue No. 24: July 16, 2012):

Raymond and Thomas Kwok, the billionaire brothers at the helm of Asian development titan Sun Hung Kai Properties, have been charged with eight bribery-related offenses by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).… Continue Reading

Resource Alert: China Pharma, Medical News

China Compliance Digest: Rx Edition is a weekly compendium of recent news stories about corruption and enforcement in China’s pharmaceutical and medical industries.

This newsletter was designed to provide an insider’s view of the compliance challenges experienced by foreign companies working within these industries in China.… Continue Reading

China Cracks Down on ‘Canine Consumers’

Chinese pup previewing fall fashionsFrom the China Compliance Digest (Issue No. 22: July 2, 2012):

 An article in government-run People’s Daily announced the broadening of China’s most controversial, corruption-prone categories of public spending — official travel, transportation, and receptions, referred to by the umbrella term “sangong”– to include pet-related expenses.… Continue Reading