business ethics

EU Unveils Plan to Ban Products Made With Forced Labor

On Wednesday, the European Commission officially released its proposal for banning products made with forced labor from entering EU markets. While the proposed regulation does not single out a specific country, it is widely seen...

18 More Detained in GSK Probe

China’s state media report that at least 18 more people have been detained as the corruption probe against the British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) continues. From Ben Blanchard, Fang Yan, and Ben Hirschler...

Investigations Prompt Cheaper Prices On European Imports

Following a series of Swiss companies under scrutiny in China, Tetra Pak, a food packaging company, is under investigation for its business practices.   The New York Times’ David Barboza reports that the State...

China’s African Odyssey

The Wall Street Journal has published a Caixin interview with former Chinese ambassador to South Africa and current special envoy for African affairs, Zhong Jianhua. Zhong discusses the shifting triangle of...

China 2008: National Brands v.s. International Enterprises

This next installment in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 concerns China’s domestic market. See also previous China 2008 articles: China and the Developing World, Nationalism, Internet Culture, and...

Goldman Sachs criticised for offering shares in PetroChina in US

In a study released on Thursday by two firms in the industry, Goldman Sachs was criticised when it offered shares in Chinese oil firm PetroChina in the United States. Activists said the financing would contribute to harming China’s environment and provide support for a country with a poor record on human rights. Read the Reuters […]

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