Corporations Articles

Counterfeit Goods Series: Shareable Dataset on Seizures in Hotspot Shenzhen, China

We are pleased to launch the first of our quarterly reports on intellectual property infringement based on goods confiscated by the Shenzhen Customs Administration during the first quarter of 2021. In order to discourage production and sale of illegal facsimiles, the...

Chinese Communist Party Cells in Private Companies: Though Not Yet Universal, Increasingly Situated to Play Greater Roles in Corporate Governance

Private companies in China are under greater pressure than ever before to give the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) more say in corporate governance. Yet in spite of this pressure, less than half of all enterprises in China house Communist Party cells, most citing an...

XPCC Ownership in Xinjiang’s Solar Industry Hidden by Complex Ownership Structures

Sanctioned last year for human rights abuses, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corp (XPCC) is in the news again for links to the region’s solar energy industry. Corporate records reveal that the XPCC owns multiple entities that operate in solar energy...

New BIS Guidance Calls for Enhanced Due Diligence of Military End Users in China

The U.S. Department of Commerce has tightened restrictions on exports to China, Russia, and Venezuela to counter the acquisition of U.S. technology for military use. Now, military end users in all three countries are subject to licensing requirements. Identifying...