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

    … funded projects use steel made in America. (State projects funded solely with toll monies are probably exempt.) Cheaper steel is available from China and Turkey but lawmakers want projects built with tax dollars to use high quality, American made components. Two years ago, we successfully brought a whistleblower case under the False Claims Act…

    Due Diligence- 13 readers -
  • Customs Duties and Tariffs Whistleblower Claims to Soar under Trump

    … The jury is out on President -elect Trump. As I write this, the whistleblower bar is in turmoil. Will Trump support big pharma’s efforts to gut the False Claims Act? Will he repeal Dodd Frank (the law that brought us the SEC Whistleblower Program)? His transition team says that he will. Unions, small businesses, minority groups, veterans…

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • Ship Pollution Cases Increasing, Whistleblower Awards

    …, that is almost 8 times as much oil as was spilled by the Exxon Valdez several years ago. Seamen, officers and engineers are eligible for awards. If you know of a ship illegally discharging pollutants into the water, you could earn the next award. U.S. law may also protect you from retaliation and can pay double lost wages and legal fees too…

    Due Diligence- 9 readers -
  • 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…

    Due Diligence- 8 readers -
  • 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…

    Due Diligence- 9 readers -
  • 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…

    Due Diligence- 16 readers -
  • 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…

    Due Diligence- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    Due Diligence- 36 readers -
  • 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

    … overlooked or to be warned of impending surprise inspections are also FCPA violations. We are also seeing companies that attempt to end run the FCPA by having third party companies such as distribution agents pay bribes FCPA and Whistleblower Rewards No discussion of foreign bribery, cGMP violations and other pharma misconduct would be complete without…

    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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