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China: top official involved in $6 million automotive bribe


Just as the local monopoly watchdogs have increased their offensive to enforce anti-trust legislation among carmakers and suppliers, a Chinese prosecutor announced that a senior legislator that was part of China’s economic planning ministry and his son took bribes. The “gifts” were received to aid an automotive company, with Liu Tienan, 59, former deputy head of the National Development and Reform ...
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