Region: China

Zondo Commission calls for investigation into South African banks

South Africa’s long-running anti-corruption inquiry has asked the country’s financial intelligence unit to investigate whether lenders have complied with anti-money laundering rules.

24 June 2022

ZTE drops appeal over probation ruling

17 June 2022

BIS suspends three companies for sending defence blueprints to China

The Bureau of Industry and Security on 7 June issued a temporary export ban to three US companies for exporting technical drawings and blueprints to China.

13 June 2022

FARA civil statute dusted off for casino mogul

Prosecutors are seeking an injunction to force compliance with reporting requirements. The case “is the latest manifestation of this gradual intensification of the department’s enforcement of FARA,” a former prosecutor said.

19 May 2022

US engineer handed 14-year sentence for Coca-Cola trade secret theft

10 May 2022

Swiss scientist convicted over GlaxoSmithKline trade secrets conspiracy

Gongda Xue is the fifth scientist to be found guilty of participating in the GSK trade secrets theft

03 May 2022

People News: FTI Consulting launches a financial crime practice in China

In the latest roundup, FTI Consulting has expanded its risk and investigations services to China and a small team of former Sidley Austin lawyers have joined McDermott Will & Emery to kick-start a new white-collar team in Singapore.

26 April 2022

ZTE appeals against probation violation ruling

06 April 2022

Court encourages fresh criminal charges against ZTE over visa fraud scheme

A federal court in Dallas has suggested US prosecutors pursue new charges against Chinese telecoms company ZTE for allegedly conspiring to commit visa fraud and violating compliance requirements of a 2017 plea deal.

23 March 2022

Harvard professor calls China Initiative a “colossal blunder”

Charles Lieber, who was convicted of hiding ties to China, argues that he was a “casualty” of the “flawed” DOJ initiative targeting Chinese threats.

23 March 2022

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