Finding Transnational Bribery: China’s Gradual Approach

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The People’s Republic of China (PRC) adopted legislation in 2011 that criminalizes bribery of foreign public officials and officials of public international organizations, and which potentially joins China with the likes of the United States, United Kingdom and other countries that invoke extraterritorial jurisdiction over various acts of bribery. Despite the PRC’s current role as a leader in the global supply of transnational bribes (much of which would seem to be subject to this new law) and its international commitments under the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) to combat them, China’s foreign official bribery provision appears intentionally designed to be narrowly interpreted and weakly enforced.

Author: Samuel R. Gintel

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