China (/ˈtʃaɪnə/; simplified Chinese: 中国; traditional Chinese: 中國; pinyin: Zhōngguó), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau).
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  • Nuclear Reactors, Foreign Steel and Whistleblowers

    … on the new Oakland Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Bad Steel Used in French Nuclear Reactors? The Economist reports that France’s quasi-public electricity utility, Electricite´de France (EDF) is facing a crisis over bad reactor parts. So many nuclear reactors are down that the company is in a crisis. One prolonged cold spell could cause blackouts…

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  • Customs Duties and Tariffs Whistleblower Claims to Soar under Trump

    … help you investigate the claim, file the lawsuit and prosecute the case if necessary. No legal fees are due unless we first recover money for you. Any change in administration brings a certain level of anxiety. Whistleblowers with information about customs evasion have little to worry about, however. For more information, contact attorney Brian…

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  • Ship Pollution Cases Increasing, Whistleblower Awards

    …-6731. All inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept confidential. Worried that you are not eligible for a whistleblower award because of nationality or lack of a U.S. green card? Don’t be. Awards can be paid regardless of citizenship or residency. MahanyLaw – America’s Whistleblower Lawyers The post Ship Pollution Cases Increasing, Whistleblower Awards appeared first on Mahany Law. …

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  • Whistleblower Gets $228,750 in Chinese Import Case

    … Once upon a time, North Carolina was the source of much of America’s furniture. Today, many of those manufacturing jobs have gone offshore. We can’t stop furniture from being imported from China and other foreign countries but the government has constructed an elaborate customs and duties regime to try and keep the playing field level. Some…

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  • Cyberhacking I Cybersecurity Whistleblower Awards

    …. An investigation revealed that the firm was hacked in 2013, probably from China. The SEC cited the company for not having data encryption or firewalls. RT Jones had 8400 clients. In announcing the fine, the SEC said, “Firms must adopt written policies to protect their clients’ private information and they need to anticipate potential cybersecurity events…

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  • AstraZeneca to Pay $5+ mm to Settle Foreign Bribery Charges

    … AstraZeneca is headquartered in London, its shares are available for sale on the New York Stock Exchange. That makes the company subject to the U.S. anti-bribery laws. Companies that violate the FCPA can be prosecuted in the U.S. Typically the SEC handles FCPA violations and levies fines. The SEC has a whistleblower program that pays cash awards…

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  • One Hundred Million Unsafe Prescription Drugs – Whistleblower Post

    … and Whistleblowers – First Line of Defense So who is best able to stop these manufacturing problems and safety / testing issues? The FDA plays a big role, of course. The real solutions, however, are the men and women who work in these companies. Under the False Claims Act (FCA), people with inside information about dangerous or adulterated drugs being…

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  • Botched Franchise Deal Leads to Legal Malpractice Claim

    … it specifically hired the law firm to negotiate a franchising deal with Hyatt. Shen Zhen says because its top executive resides in China, it was fully relying on the law firm to negotiate their deal with Hyatt. According to the complaint, Holland & Knight negotiated the franchise agreement, guaranty documents and term sheet. In reliance on their deal…

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  • The Panama Papers – Looking for Whistleblowers

    … to hide their money from Uncle Sam. One is legal and the other is a felony. That Mossack Fonseca does business in Panama, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Switzerland, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Hong Kong, China, the UAE, Seychelles, Isle of Man, Malta, Israel, Singapore and Jersey makes us suspicious. The only place missing from the popular…

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  • Securities Class Action Filings Rebound to Highest Levels Since 2008

    … in China and other Asian countries.” “To understand the 2015 data one must appreciate the remarkably low level of 2014 activity,” stated Professor Joseph Grundfest, who is director of the Stanford Law Securities Class Action Clearinghouse and former SEC commissioner. “Securities class actions are driven by monster cases, and those cases were almost…

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  • New Front in War Against Bad Pharma – the FCPA

    …” misconduct, one need not look beyond Pfizer. In 2012, the SEC claimed that drug giant Pfizer and its subsidiaries were illegally paying doctors in a number of countries. The SEC says Pfizer China invited “high-prescribing” government doctor to vacation like retreats that included extensive recreational and entertainment activities designed…

    Due Diligence- 27 readers -
  • US Glass News Network

    … the whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. According to King’s attorney, Brian Mahany, Novum “admitted to a complex scheme of substituting structural components manufactured in the People’s Republic of China and elsewhere as ‘Made in the USA’ in government buildings and projects. … Novum’s fraud included habitually repackaging foreign steel…

    Due Diligence- 31 readers -
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