business disputes

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...

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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