Penalties for Bribery in the Private Sector Increase Under Amended China Law

In December, China amended its Criminal Law to increase the penalties on “non-state functionaries” for taking or soliciting bribes. That law distinguishes between those who perform “public duties” and mid- to low-level state employees. The latter cases were generally prosecuted more leniently, but this amendment subjects them to parallel sentencing frameworks. It also revises the […]
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