Asia Pacific: Paying for secrecy

Author: | Published: 21 May 2015

China's interpretation of some international conventions as well as its broad state secrecy laws and regulations have constructed a type of firewall around its financial institutions. This has, essentially, rendered them nearly immune from the jurisdiction of other countries' courts and regulatory agencies. That may have short-term benefits – namely avoiding litigation in the US – but could ultimately harm their integration into the global financial system.

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