business disputes

Is Chasing Deadbeat Debtors “Picking Quarrels”?

Provincial prosecutors in Guizhou have set up a special investigative team to look into the case of a female entrepreneur who, along with members of her legal team, was detained and accused of “picking quarrels and provoking...

Former Chinese Bookseller’s Wife Held Under “Exit Ban”

The wife of a prominent former Chinese bookseller is being prevented from leaving China until her husband returns to the country to answer questions about his alleged political writings. Yu Miao ran Shanghai’s famed liberal...

Liu Xiaobo’s Brother-in-Law Sentenced

On June 8, a court in suburban Beijing sentenced Liu Xiaobo’s brother-in-law Liu Hui to 11 years in prison for fraud, in a case some fear is a “warning to the whole family.” From Isolda Morillo at the...

Chinese-American Faces Trial in China

A Chinese-American businessman, Vincent Wu, is facing criminal charges in China after a business dispute with Lin Qiang, a former provincial security official. Andrew Jacobs at New York Times reports: That confrontation is...

China, North Korea Tensions Rise After Failed Venture

As China and North Korea deepen their ties with Kim Jong-Un’s uncle’s visit and the hiring of North Korean guest workers in China, the New York Times reports tensions between China and North Korea seems to be on the...

iPad Dispute in China Settled Cheaply

The imbroglio between Apple and Proview in China has been settled with an agreement fee of $60 million, which The Wall Street Journal calls “far short of the as much as $2 billion that a Proview arm had asked for in a U.S....

China Jails Australian for 13 Years

An Australian businessman along with his two associates were sentenced to prison on bribery and fraud charges. The businessman, Matthew Ng, is a Chinese-born Australian whose ties with a state-owned Chinese firm had soured last...

Dispute Leaves U.S. Executive in Chinese Legal Netherworld – Joseph Kahn

From the New York Times: David Ji, a Chinese-American electronics entrepreneur, spent two months in custody enduring all-night interrogation sessions, but his stubbornness and occasional flashes of sarcasm infuriated his Chinese captors. So in late December last year, according to a person who compiled a record of the encounter, guards emptied his pockets, removed his […]



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