1st August 2019
The Tasmanian independent Jacqui Lambie says she will consider telling the Morrison government “where to stick their bills” if the Coalition continues to pursue a suboptimal federal integrity commission. Lambie made the threat during a show of unity by parliamentary crossbenchers on Wednesday about the necessity… Read More
31st July 2019
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ordered heavy contempt fines to begin against three large Chinese banks locked in a battle over customer financial records with U.S. prosecutors investigating possible North Korean sanctions violations. It remained unclear whether the firms, unnamed in court papers but previously reported to be… Read More
31st July 2019
After an internal policy battle, the Trump administration is set to announce later this week that it will once again waive five different nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, preserving a key part of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal. The decision will upset Iran hawks in Washington and be welcomed by Russia, China,… Read More
31st July 2019
Australian law-enforcement and intelligence agencies are scrutinizing the activities of one of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s cousins as part of broad probes of organized crime, money laundering and alleged Chinese influence-peddling, according to Australian officials. Among other things, police are looking into the alleged 2017 use by the cousin, Ming… Read More
31st July 2019
Anti-narcotic investigators are searching for signs of money laundering in the casinos that have spread across Sihanoukville, a Cambodian coastal city that has become a magnet for Chinese high-rollers, amid the booming methamphetamine market in Southeast Asia. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates the region’s meth market… Read More
30th July 2019
Commonwealth authorities and Crown Casino will face an integrity investigation amid allegations about efforts to lure Chinese gamblers to Australia. Attorney-General Christian Porter said he had referred allegations about Crown Casino to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity. Crown has been the subject of a Nine News investigation… Read More
30th July 2019
Japanese police have uncovered a record number of money laundering cases, some of which involved international criminal networks using bank accounts in the country, a new report shows. Incidents of money laundering rose about 40% on the year to 511 in 2018, topping 500 for the first time in data… Read More
25th July 2019
The Chinese state-owned oil trading company sanctioned by the White House for violating restrictions on Iranian crude keeps a low profile. Even so, Zhuhai Zhenrong Co.’s reputation for doing business with Iran… Read More
24th July 2019
A Chinese company, its owner and three managers have been indicted on charges they conspired to evade U.S. sanctions intended to stop North Korean companies from helping Pyongyang develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday. Ma Xiaohong, her company Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development… Read More
24th July 2019
Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese tech giant embroiled in President Trump’s trade war with China and blacklisted as a national security threat, secretly helped the North Korean government build and maintain the country’s commercial wireless network, according to internal documents obtained by The Washington Post and people familiar with… Read More