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“Top 10 Most Likely Charges” Used by Chinese Government to Against Entrepreneurs

Posted by Author on July 27, 2013


If you have a business in China, then you must be very careful not to be put in prison. A recent media report summarizes “ten most likely crimes” of Chinese entrepreneurs. This shows what a complex legal environment they have to face.

Hence comments that, for all Chinese business owners, they are either in prison or on their way there. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hollywood risks ‘artistic surrender’ in effort to please China Censors

Posted by Author on June 1, 2013


In Hollywood, the screenwriter William Goldman once observed, “nobody knows anything”. Now, however, everybody knows at least one thing: whatever you do, be nice to China.

If your movie features a Chinese villain, change his nationality. If your plot omits a scene in China, insert one – preferably with gleaming skyscrapers. If your production deal lacks a Chinese partner, find one. If Beijing’s censors dislike certain scenes, cut them. Read the rest of this entry »

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China Army’s “Department of Enemy Work” Reachs Out to Western Elites in Australia and US

Posted by Author on May 26, 2013


John Garnaut, China correspondent for Fairfax Media-

General Zhang Yang had been in the elite leadership sanctum of the People’s Liberation Army for barely a month when he took time out to greet a former vice-chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read the rest of this entry »

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WTO confirms China illegally imposed anti-dumping duties on scanners from the EU

Posted by Author on February 27, 2013


A World Trade Organization panel found that China’s anti-dumping duties on X-ray security scanners from the EU were in breach of WTO anti-dumping rules. WTO rules say that anti-dumping duties can only be imposed under strict conditions to address cases in which exports sold below fair value cause damage to the domestic industry of the importing country, so-called “injurious dumping”. The panel agreed with the EU that these conditions were not met by China in this case. The panel concluded that China also failed to respect due process and transparency requirements and called on China to bring its measures in line with WTO rules. The report marks a clear victory for the EU. If it is not appealed within 60 days, China will be expected to remove its duties on EU imports of X-ray security scanners. Read the rest of this entry »

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Abandoned Pulp Mill in Canada’s West Coast City Become Focal-point for China’s Corruption Crackdown

Posted by Author on February 2, 2013


A long-abandoned pulp mill in Prince Rupert, B.C., has become a focal-point for the Chinese government’s sweeping efforts to crack down on corruption.

The Skeena Cellulose pulp mill, which was once the economic lifeblood of Prince Rupert but has remained shuttered for more than a decade, is embroiled in an international scandal linked to its purchase by a Chinese businessman. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Darker Hu(e) of China’s investment

Posted by Author on June 19, 2012


The visit by President Hu brings economic prosperity, cultural cooperation, environmental agreements and … suppression

As Danish business interests walked away from last week’s visit by China’s president, Hu Jintao, with lucrative contracts, critics were accusing the government of bending over backwards to ensure that the visit was not disrupted by protestors.

Blue chip Danish companies including Carlsberg, Novozymes and Arla negotiated business deals during the three-day visit to the tune of 18 billion kroner that could help hoist Denmark from a recessive economy, but the cost of those contracts, protestors claim, was their freedom of speech. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Military Wanted Motorola Secrets Carried by China-bound Woman

Posted by Author on November 9, 2011


The petite woman, bearing short, pixie-styled hair, was barely audible in a federal courtroom Monday.

Hanjuan Jin, 41, answered “yes” when asked if she, a former Motorola software engineer, wanted her economic espionage trial to happen before a judge and not a jury.

With that, federal prosecutors tore into Jin, saying she purposely stole trade secrets from the Schaumburg-based tech giant so she could pass on the much-desired cellular technology to the Chinese military and a business in China.

Jin is accused of downloading hundreds of documents from Motorola Inc. — including ones the company says it considers trade secrets — as she negotiated a job in China with a competing firm. Read the rest of this entry »

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More Than 1 Million China Counterfeit Parts Found in U.S. Weapons

Posted by Author on November 9, 2011


U.S. officials say a problem that has long plagued luxury handbag makers such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton is now afflicting the Pentagon’s high-end weapons systems: cheap Chinese counterfeits.

A months-long congressional probe found at least 1,800 cases of counterfeit electronics in U.S. weapons, with the total number of suspect parts exceeding 1 million.

The results of the investigation, conducted by the Senate Armed Services Committee, are to be presented at a hearing Tuesday, where senators plan to grill defense contractors about lapses in monitoring their parts supply chain.

“We cannot allow our national security to depend on electronic scrap salvaged from trash heaps by Chinese counterfeiters,” said committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.). He called the report’s findings — based on records from 10 defense contractors and their testers — “just the tip of the iceberg.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Gets $2.4M ‘Tax Bill,’ Posts it to Google Plus

Posted by Author on November 2, 2011


You’ve got to love Ai Weiwei. The artist, dissident, and social media provocateur just refuses to stop tweaking the Chinese Communist Party. After posting tens of thousands of tweets deriding the Chinese leadership’s less-than-savory practices, police hauled him away for 81 days of particularly brutal jail time. As part of his release in June, he promised to make no public statements for a full year.

Two months later, Ai was back at it. Now the Chinese government appears to be trying a new approach. Authorities sent Ai a bill for “back taxes and fines” adding up to 15 million Yuan, or about $2.4 million. The bill demands payment within 15 days. The artist, never one to lose his sense of humor, posted the bill to Google Plus. Then he started talking to reporters about it.

“If it’s a tax problem, I’ll pay. But if it’s not, I won’t pay,” he told Reuters. “This whole matter is ridiculous.” Read the rest of this entry »

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The Price of Yahoo! Sale to China- Free Expression ?

Posted by Author on October 26, 2011


Yahoo, the most visited web portal in the United States, appears to be shopping for a parent company. Jack Ma, the Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s largest e-commerce company, has recently said that he is “very interested” in acquiring the U.S.-based company. Such a shake-up may be just what Yahoo is looking for as a means of reviving growth within the company, but it also raises some significant concerns over the maintenance of Yahoo’s human rights obligations as a major repository and purveyor of information on the internet and an early cautionary example of the challenges companies face when pressed by governments to provide sensitive user information.

Seven years ago, at the Chinese government’s request, Yahoo’s Hong Kong office turned over information that led to the imprisonment of  journalist Shi Tao. Yahoo sought to make amends in various ways, including adopting internal policies and joining with other internet service providers and stakeholders to promote a common, rights-based approach to government demands. Human Rights First urges that any potential  Yahoo suitor commit to upholding Yahoo’s existing policies, and its commitments as a member of the Global Network Initiative, as a starting point. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese telecom firm tied to spy ministry- CIA: Beijing funded Huawei

Posted by Author on October 13, 2011


A U.S. intelligence report for the first time links China’s largest telecommunications company to Beijing’s KGB-like intelligence service and says the company recently received nearly a quarter-billion dollars from the Chinese government.

The disclosures are a setback for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s efforts to break into the U.S. telecommunications market. The company has been blocked from doing so three times by the U.S. government because of concerns about its links to the Chinese government.

The report by the CIA-based Open Source Center states that Huawei’s chairwoman, Sun Yafang, worked for the Ministry of State Security (MSS) Communications Department before joining the company. Read the rest of this entry »

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Group Says It Has New Evidence of Cisco’s Human Rights Abuse in China

Posted by Author on September 4, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO — An advocacy group that accuses Cisco Systems of aiding the Chinese government in monitoring and apprehending members of the banned Falun Gong organization said Friday that it had new evidence to suggest that Cisco specifically tailored its technology for that purpose.

The Human Rights Law Foundation, based in Washington, sued Cisco, a California-based manufacturer of networking equipment, last May in the Federal District Court in San Jose, under a statute that allows American companies to be sued for violations of human rights abroad. The suit accused Cisco of having helped China build a firewall, known widely as the Golden Shield, to censor the Internet and keep tabs on dissidents. Cisco at the time said it had made nothing special for China.

On Friday afternoon, the group amended its original complaint, saying it had evidence showing that Cisco customized its products specifically to help Beijing go after members of the religious group Falun Gong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Greenpeace Finds Toxic Chemicals NPE in Top Clothing Brands in China, including Adidas and Li Ning

Posted by Author on August 25, 2011


(Epochtimes)- Traces of toxic and hormone-disrupting chemicals have been found in clothes bearing 14 top manufacturing brands, Greenpeace said in its report released on Tuesday in the Philippines and China, where many of the clothes are made.

Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) were found pervading clothing and fabric-based shoes sold internationally by brands such as Adidas, H&M, and Abercrombie & Fitch. NPE breaks down to form nonylphenol, which interrupts biological endocrine functions and harms the reproductive system.

“Scientific research has shown that NPE have direct correlation with premature puberty,” Zhang Kai, who was in charge of the investigation, told Chinese business daily Changjiang Daily. “Experiments have confirmed that these environmental hormones could induce male fish to transform into female fish.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Site Bans Censorship Evading Software- VPN

Posted by Author on August 24, 2011


(BEIJING) — A major Chinese online commerce site has banned sales of software used to bypass Internet censorship amid Beijing’s efforts to block the development of a Middle East-style protest movement.

But Taobao.com, part of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, said it took the action on its own and received no official order.

A notice on Taobao.com said virtual private networks and Internet protocol proxies were being used to illegally visit foreign websites. It told merchants that use the site to stop selling them and said the accounts of violaters might be canceled. (See China’s ‘first blogger’ on censorship, creativity and dissent.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese Lawyer hits out at China trial for Australian businessman

Posted by Author on August 10, 2011


(The Age)- AUSTRALIAN businessman Matthew Ng broke down in a Chinese court yesterday as he told how police had promised they would let him go if he handed over control of his multimillion-dollar company.

Mr Ng’s dramatic testimony corroborates claims by shareholders and supporters that his arrest was a ”shakedown” by Guangzhou’s most powerful state-owned company, Lingnan, along with a corrupt police force, procurator and court.

Mr Ng was taken by seven plain-clothes police from the basement of his home, in front of his wife and five-year-old daughter, in November last year just days after acrimonious commercial negotiations with Lingnan executives. Read the rest of this entry »

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Suit Claims Cisco Helped China Pursue Falun Gong

Posted by Author on May 23, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco, the maker of Internet routing gear, customized its technology to help China track members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week by members of the movement.

The lawsuit, which relies on internal sales materials, also said that Cisco had tried to market its equipment to the Chinese government by using inflammatory language that stemmed from the Maoist Cultural Revolution.

The suit was filed Thursday in Federal District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose by the Human Rights Law Foundation on behalf of members of Falun Gong. It contends that Cisco helped design the controversial “Golden Shield” firewall that is used to censor the Internet and track opponents of the Chinese government. The lawsuit names several Cisco executives, including the chairman and chief executive, John T. Chambers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Catching Scent of Revolution, China Moves to Snip Jasmine Flower

Posted by Author on May 14, 2011


DAXING, China — Do not be lulled by its intoxicating fragrance or the dainty, starlike blossoms whose whiteness suggests innocence and purity. Jasmine, a stalwart of Chinese tea and the subject of a celebrated folk song often heard while on hold with provincial bureaucrats, is not what it seems.

Since Tunisian revolutionaries this year anointed their successful revolt against the country’s dictatorial president the “Jasmine Revolution,” this flowering cousin of the olive tree has been branded a nefarious change-agent by the skittish men who keep the Chinese Communist Party in power. Read the rest of this entry »

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South China Officials Abducte Infants to Sell to Foreigners for Adoption

Posted by Author on May 11, 2011


Members of a family planning office in the southern Chinese province of Hunan abducted several infants in recent years and profited by putting them up for adoption, according to a report from a China-based online media group.

Caijing.com said in an article Monday that officials in Longhui county’s Gaoping township had seized some 10 newborns between 2002 and 2005, selling them to a local welfare orphanage in Shaoyang city. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fraud Fuels China’s Underground Organ Industry

Posted by Author on April 22, 2011


To find clients, Cai Shaohua would hang out outside dialysis units at major hospitals in Beijing. A kidney broker in China’s Wild West organ transplant market, it was up to him to find the recipient, while another broker rustled up donors. If the donor passed the physical, Cai would then falsify documents for 400 yuan ($61).

Cai, now a disgraced organ broker who is telling it all, explained to Chinese Life Week magazine that recipients pay between 110,000 and 120,000 yuan ($16,858 to $18,390) for a kidney. He, the other broker, and the donor each get a third. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges fell, following two high-profile auditor departures

Posted by Author on March 15, 2011


(Reuters) – Shares of several Chinese companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges fell on Tuesday as investors became more wary of accounting shenanigans following two high-profile auditor departures.

China-based companies’ shares have been under pressure for months amid scrutiny of their books and a spate of shareholder lawsuits alleging accounting fraud.

Jitters intensified this week after one Chinese company said its auditor had resigned and another said an auditor was dismissed. Read the rest of this entry »

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LinkedIn adds Chinese censorship as risk to IPO

Posted by Author on March 14, 2011


NEW YORK (Reuters) – Following a recent blocking of LinkedIn in China, the social Internet network for professionals warned potential investors in its initial public offering that similar incidents in the future could hurt its value.

In its latest filing with U.S. financial regulators, LinkedIn confirmed that the Chinese government had briefly blocked access to its site and said that such censorship by China or other governments or organizations could lead to the loss or slowing of growth in its member base or member activity.

LinkedIn, which recently surpassed 1 million users in China, has filed with U.S. regulators to raise up to $175 million in a highly awaited U.S. technology IPO, but has yet to set terms and the timing of the offering. Read the rest of this entry »

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China’s Facebook Syndrome- Censorship hinders access to China’s online markets

Posted by Author on March 10, 2011


Since 2009, China has blocked Facebook, the world’s largest online social media network. This year, Renren, one of China’s largest social networks, plans to raise $500 million on the New York Stock Exchange (NYX). So a Chinese social network can tap U.S. capital markets, but American social networks can’t tap Chinese consumer markets. Does that sound fair?

If Facebook grew corn or built cars, the cry would go out that China was putting up barriers to trade. That hasn’t happened because U.S. officials and politicians have typically viewed China’s Internet censorship as a human rights, not a trade, problem. That’s changing—slowly. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, which negotiates trade deals, has been reviewing the idea of Internet censorship as a trade barrier at least since 2007. A nonbinding clause protecting “cross-border information flows” is part of the still-unratified Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. And on Mar. 7 the trade office told Bloomberg Businessweek it is “considering proposals” for stricter language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement under negotiation with Pacific-Rim countries such as Vietnam, Australia, and Malaysia (not China). Read the rest of this entry »

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Six western energy companies Hacked Through China Internet Servers, including Exxon, Shell, BP

Posted by Author on February 24, 2011


Computer hackers working through Internet servers in China broke into and stole proprietary information from the networks of six U.S. and European energy companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, according to one of the companies and investigators who declined to be identified.

McAfee Inc., a cyber-security firm, reported Feb. 10 that such attacks had resulted in the loss of “project-financing information with regard to oil and gas field bids and operations.” In its report, Santa Clara, California-based McAfee, assisted by other cyber-security firms, didn’t identify the energy companies targeted. The attacks, which it dubbed “Night Dragon,” originated “primarily in China” and occurred during the past three years. Read the rest of this entry »

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