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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

SEC targets China issuers

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

Lifting the Veil on Zhejiang’s ‘Cancer Villages’

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 Corruption Blotter (March 1, 2013)

The Gansu Higher People’s Court recently rejected the appeal of former Gansu Province Land and Resources Bureau deputy director Zhang Guohua against his life sentence. In June 2012, Zhang was found guilty of corruption involving $685,000.… Continue Reading

In China, a growing ban on property ‘name searches’

As China reels under a cascade of stunning property-related corruption scandals, several local governments are placing restrictions on the availability of housing ownership information.

Authorities in Zhangzhou (Fujian Province) and Yancheng (Jiangsu Province) have banned residents from running property information searches by homeowner name.… Continue Reading

What is the China Bundle?

Don’t miss the chance — available for a limited time — to have three of the world’s greatest products for anti-corruption compliance in China.

The China Bundle from the FCPA Blog and ethiXbase includes a year’s subscription to the weekly e-newsletter China Compliance Digest, the recently released China Anti-Corruption Handbook, and an individual FCPA Blog membership for one year.… Continue Reading

New China regulations target pre-paid gift card bribery

People’s Bank of China and China’s Ministry of Commerce have issued regulations effective October 31 that place restrictions on the anonymity of pre-paid gift card purchasers and users.
 
Pre-paid gift cards are becoming more and more popular as an untraceable way to bribe public officials.… Continue Reading