Murky World of Corruption in China

In the wake of the sentencing of Rio Tinto executives for bribery, the BBC looks at how foreign businesses operate in China:

Bribery and other forms of corruption are problems often encountered by foreign businesses operating in China.

This can result in companies providing clients with expensive trips abroad, lavish meals and red envelopes stuffed with money.

But not all businesses get drawn into this murky world; some say they abide by the same high standards they observe elsewhere.

And one foreign business advisor said firms that supply good products and services will always do well – even if they refuse to be corrupt.

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