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Posts Tagged: China

Will China tech giants dominate blockchain?

China is at the forefront of efforts to revolutionize digital mobile cross-border payment systems. Already, traders on the 21st century digital silk road are sending payments from Hong Kong to the Philippines and Pakistan, among other places, in mere seconds using blockchain-based, cross-border, mobile digital wallets from Chinese tech giants, including Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s… Continue Reading

Practice Alert: China asserts ‘judicial sovereignty’ with new blocking statute

China recently enacted a law that could prevent China-based individuals and entities, including the China-based subsidiaries of non-Chinese companies, from providing certain assistance in criminal proceedings outside of China.

The law appears to block such companies, absent approval from the Chinese government, from disclosing evidence in China to criminal enforcement authorities outside of China in connection with a criminal matter.… Continue Reading

China creates more anti-bribery prosecution tools

China recently amended its Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) to codify rules encouraging cooperation in government investigations, align with the new national supervision system, and introduce trials in absentia for certain crimes, including bribery and corruption.… Continue Reading

After Strkyer II, are per diems atop expenses always improper?

A little-noticed nugget in the recent Stryker SEC Order (Stryker II) — in addition to overbilling, kickbacks, and using unvetted intermediaries in India and China — was the allegation that Stryker’s “Kuwait Distributor made over $32,000 in improper ‘per diem’ payments to Kuwaiti [healthcare providers] to attend Stryker events, when Stryker had directly paid the costs for lodging, meals, and local transportation for these individuals.”  … Continue Reading

China detains Interpol chief for bribery

Chinese authorities said Monday they detained the president of Interpol during an investigation for bribery and other financial crimes.

Meng Hongwei had disappeared a week earlier while in China on a visit home.… Continue Reading