A Nationwide Database Of China's Bribery Convictions

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 1:54 PM EST) -- On Feb. 16, 2012, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (“SPP”), the main investigatory and prosecutorial arm of the Chinese government, in conjunction with other PRC anti-corruption agencies, announced that a database listing individuals and companies found guilty of certain bribery offenses now has nationwide scope. Companies and individuals can now apply to have the SPP check nationwide to determine whether a particular individual or company has been convicted of certain bribery offenses in mainland China.

Previously, checks were limited to one province or region, requiring an applicant...
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