While TikTok has taken Huawei’s place as the main corporate focal point for escalating tensions between China and the United States, the difficulties of navigating this conflict are confronting companies across a much...
by Olivia Rosenman | Jul 11, 2013
Al Jazeera’s Witness this week features a documentary about gambling addicts in Hong Kong. High/Low follows two Hong Kong locals who have lost money, pride, and the trust of loved ones around them. Michael, an older man, lost...
by Scott Greene | Aug 30, 2012
Following its investigations of HSBC and Standard Chartered in recent weeks, U.S. prosecutors now say they have discovered evidence that Chinese banks may have played a role in transferring money to Iran. From The New York...
by Scott Greene | Jun 22, 2012
The Asahi Shimbun is reporting that Gu Kailai has confessed to killing British businessman Neil Heywood to keep him from revealing the details of her large and illegal overseas remittances, according to Chinese Communist Party...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 16, 2012
A police investigation suggests that Neil Heywood was poisoned after threatening to expose the financial dealings of Gu Kailai, wife of now-deposed Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai. From Reuters: It was the first time a specific...
by Liu Yong | Sep 23, 2008
From AFP: A Taiwanese prosecutor has flown to Hong Kong as part of a investigation of former president Chen Shui-bian and his family for alleged money laundering, a report here said on Tuesday. The Apple Daily said prosecutor...
by Mo Ming | Dec 19, 2006
From AP via Business Week: Chinese authorities have found seven big underground banks involved in money laundering cases worth more than 14 billion yuan (US$1.75 billion;euro1.3 billion), the official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday. Police arrested 44 people suspected of involvement in the undergound banks, found in Shanghai, Guangdong, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning and Heilongjiang, Xinhua […]
by Mo Ming | Oct 31, 2006
From Financial Times: Beijing has passed its first law targeting money-laundering, a sign of the government’s growing concern over the pervasiveness of financial crime. China’s legislature on Tuesday adopted the law, which is expected to go into effect on January 1, according to Xinhua news service. The legislation details the many forms of money laundering, […]
by Michael Zhao | Apr 6, 2006
From the Los Angeles Times (link): In February, Macao‘s banking regulators froze $25 million worth of North Korean accounts in the Banco Delta Asia, a bank the U.S. Treasury Department had accused in September of helping the North Korean government launder money and distribute counterfeit U.S. currency. A North Korean company, Jokwang Trading Co., long […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 1, 2006
From the Financial Times (link): The US on Wednesday expressed concern that ever more sophisticated drug-trafficking cartels were using China’s inadequately controlled financial system to launder their proceeds, possibly even getting tax breaks in the process. Releasing its annual report on drug-trafficking worldwide, the State Department’s bureau for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs pointed […]
by Liu Yong | Jul 13, 2005
From China Daily: China is speeding up legislation of its first anti-money laundering law, the draft of which will be submitted to the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, for review this year… An official with PBC, China’s central Bank, said the law will probably expand the scope of application into the other major areas […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 16, 2005
From Xinhua – English: China has become an important country in fighting against money laundering and terrorist financing by actively taking part in international cooperation, Deputy Governor of The People’s Bank of China Li Ruogu said here Wednesday. Speaking at an international conference entitled “Creating Global Partnership and Synergy in the Fight Against Money Laundering,” […]