By Wu Wei, Zhu Yuanyuan King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution group

On May 14th and 15th, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing, which once again put the city at the centre of global attention.

China is a founding member of the Belt and Road (“B&R”). It already has more than 80 SOEs setting up branches in countries along the B&R and 47 SOE’s participating in 1676 construction projects. The B&R presents both opportunities and challenges to Chinese enterprises. Chinese firms will need to meet high standards to avoid breaching compliance requirements.
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By King & Wood Mallesons’ Compliance Group

Recently, allegations of a massive bribery scheme on the part of the Chinese unit of a famous British multinational pharmaceutical company have grabbed headlines in China and abroad. China’s Ministry of Public Security officially announced on July 11 that senior executives of this company are under criminal investigation on suspicion of using travel agencies to bribe government officials, hospitals, doctors, and medical industry associations in a scheme to increase sales. Some of the company’s senior executives and employees are also suspected of taking bribes from third party vendors.
Continue Reading COMPLIANCE-Watchword of Healthcare Companies and Possible Other Companies in China