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).
Posts about China
  • 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…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • 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

    …, Gallia Graeca Shipping Ltd., were found guilty of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, falsification of official records and fraud. On October 21st, a U.S. District Court judge fined the companies $1.3 million. At trial, evidence revealed that the cargo ship M/V Gallia Graeca travelled from China to Seattle in October 2015. During…

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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

    … Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca PLC agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle foreign bribery charges involving foreign officials in China and Russia. The company appears to have been given a break on fines because of its cooperation in the investigation. The fines were levied by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to the Foreign…

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  • One Hundred Million Unsafe Prescription Drugs – Whistleblower Post

    … to this number the millions of pills and injectable drugs that are dispensed each year in the U.S. that are adulterated, contaminated, under potency or over strength. Eighty – five percent of the prescriptions dispensed in the United States are manufactured outside the country and many of those are made in India and China, two countries with notoriously…

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  • Botched Franchise Deal Leads to Legal Malpractice Claim

    … Botched Franchise Deal Leads to Legal Malpractice Claim Holland & Knight boasts over 1100 lawyers and offices in 24 U.S. cities. The firm’s sheer size does not protect it from legal malpractice claims, however. The owners of a Los Angeles hotel claim the firm botched a deal with Hyatt causing the hotel to lose over $100 million in profits…

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  • The Panama Papers – Looking for Whistleblowers

    … tax havens where they do business is Monaco. Representatives from all these countries will howl and claim they are OECD compliant and not tax havens. In fact, Mossack Fonseca is already saying the same thing to the press! We don’t believe it. So how does all this work for would be whistleblowers? Glad you asked. According to the ICIJ, the ten top…

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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…

    Eccleston Law Offices- 18 readers -
  • 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 -
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