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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

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

Prostitution crackdown in China’s ‘Sin City’ exposes graft

Image courtesy of CCTVAuthorities are clamping down on corrupt police officers offering protection to sex workers in southern China’s “sin city” of Dongguan.

The crackdown, triggered by an investigative report aired on China Central Television (CCTV), “may have been an orchestrated effort involving China’s central government, state media and Guangdong Communist Party chief Hu Chunhua, and could be a preview to a second round of anti-graft sweeps across the country.”… Continue Reading

China’s ‘naked officials’ are targets of crackdown

The communist party’s anti-corruption watchdog – the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) – has vowed, once again, to hunt corrupt officials who flee the country and to scrutinize “naked officials” in a drive to crack down on top-level corruption.… Continue Reading