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Remarks of General Counsel Kelly R. Welsh at Beijing American Center

Remarks of General Counsel Kelly R. Welsh at Beijing American Center on January 13, 2015.

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U.S. - China Transnational Bribery Dialogue

Deputy General Counsel for Strategic Initiatives, Dawn Yamane Hewett, speaking

On October 27th, 2014, Department of Commerce Deputy General Counsel for Strategic Initiatives Dawn Yamane Hewett and the Office of the General Counsel hosted the Fifth U.S. – China Transnational Bribery Dialogue under the auspices of the Ninth Joint Liaison Group Anti-Corruption Working Group (JLG ACWG), a bilateral law enforcement dialogue led by the U.S. Justice and State Departments. The U.S.-China Transnational Bribery Dialogue, first held in 2010, is a bilateral initiative aimed at fostering discussion and sharing best practices on transnational bribery laws and compliance, with a view to decreasing trade barriers such as bribery in international business transactions. The Chinese delegation was led by the Ministry of Supervision, and included representatives from the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Justice, as well as the People’s Bank of China.   Private sector representatives from business associations, U.S. companies, and law firms also participated in the dialogue and asked questions about the Chinese anticorruption campaign and China’s enforcement of its foreign bribery law.  The U.S. and Chinese government representatives agreed on the importance of fighting transnational bribery and working together to improve the international business environment for all of our companies.