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6. 根据汇丰与司法部达成的一项为期五年的协议,汇丰同意让一名独立监督员评估其在改善合规方面的进展。这个独立的监察员是做什么的?
监控汇丰银行对上述KYC(了解你的客户)和“反洗钱”内部合规程序的改进。并向司法部报告
7. 路透社表示,汇丰对华为的调查发生在2016年底和2017年。这正是银行试图摆脱刑事指控的时候。汇丰银行是否与美国司法部在孟晚舟案件中合作,以避免汇丰银行自身的违法行为受到进一步的起诉或处罚,这是有疑问的。
除了汇丰成功地完成了改善内部KYC(了解你的客户)和“反洗钱”合规状况的5年过程外,我们没有理由认为有任何事情会发生。这可能包括向美国调查人员移交华为活动的相关信息。
8.            汇丰银行发言人罗伯特·谢尔曼(Robert Sherman)表示:“汇丰银行向司法部提供的信息是根据正式要求提供的。这引发了人们对汇丰在调查中所扮演角色的疑问。
一般来说,银行有义务为客户保密。可以相信,司法部根据合法程序提交了一份正式的信息要求,汇丰银行也遵守了。但是不清楚按照“自己的议程”行事会对汇丰有什么帮助?
9.            根据孟晚舟的起诉书,华为向汇丰银行做了具体的陈述,承认在伊朗有业务,但特别向汇丰银行确认在伊朗的业务符合美国的制裁政策。
在华为做出如此明确的声明后,汇丰是否有义务进行进一步调查尚不清楚。
银行当然有独立的KYC(了解你的客户)和AML(反洗钱)义务,以及独立遵守美国和国际制裁的要求。这就是司法部推迟起诉的依据。然而,去了解客户操作的具体细节这并不是一个无限的义务。银行有权依赖银行客户向其作出的明确声明。
10.          如果孟晚舟案证明了违反美国制裁,谁应该被追究责任,谁应该被起诉?是为某些转账提供便利的银行,还是可能向银行做出虚假或不完整陈述的客户?
可能是所有人。任何违反法律的人都应受到处罚。一般来说,对大公司的处罚不同于对特定个人的处罚,一般只会是罚款。
11.          早在2018年,美国商务部长威尔伯·罗斯(Wilbur Ross)就曾表示,他认为商务部没有发现华为存在任何违规行为。但在过去两年里,这种论调发生了巨大变化。2019年1月,美国司法部对华为和孟晚舟提起了23项刑事指控。打击华为的行动似乎在持续增长——这是为什么呢?你认为我们为什么要对华为提起这样的诉讼?为什么华为会成为目标?如果华为是威胁,那么这个威胁是什么?
从美国的角度来看,华为作为中国公司最终受惠于中国政府(无论所有权结构),存在一个风险就是在中国政府的控制下全球电信网络依赖单一的技术和服务提供者,从美国的角度看,这个战略意图是有问题的。
华为和中国的政府声称他们之间没有任何关系。不幸的是,这一点不太可能被有效地证明,让美方信服。
12.          尽管美国政府担心华为可能进行间谍活动,或违反美国法律,但截至目前,没有大家所知的此类违规事件。

Published by rli on August 27th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

LehmanBush founding member Edward LEHMAN 雷曼律师博士 China-Based-American Lawyer Foreign Counsel talks securing #charterflights from the #unitedstates to #china in the wake of #covid19crisis , and getting #expatriates back to China.

Published by rli on August 24th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

11.  Back in 2018, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was saying that he didn’t believe that his department had found any violations of Huawei. But the over the past two years, the tone has changed dramatically. In Jan 2019, he US Justice Department has filed 23 criminal charges against Huawei and Meng Wanzhou. The actions [...]

Published by rli on August 21st, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

8.       Robert Sherman, a spokesman for HSBC, said: “Information provided by HSBC to the Justice Department was provided pursuant to formal demand.” This raised questions as to the role of HSBC in the investigation.
In general, a bank has an interest to maintain the confidentiality of its clients. It is believable that Justice Department submitted a formal [...]

Published by rli on August 20th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

6. Under a five-year agreement with the Justice Department, HSBC agreed to have an independent monitor evaluate its progress in improving its compliance. What does this independent monitor do?
Monitor HSBC improvements of internal KYC and AML compliance procedures as described above. And report to Justice Department.
7.       Reuters says the HSBC probe of Huawei came in late 2016 [...]

Published by rli on August 19th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

4.    Meng’s defense team also claims that the record of the case saying only “junior” HSBC employees knew about the relationship between Huawei and Skycom and senior employees do not is “inconceivable.”
Per the firm’s practical experience, HSBC can be very particular in AML and Anti-Terrorism funding compliance. Typically, the bank will request relevant background documentation, and [...]

Published by rli on August 18th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

2. (Reuters) reports that in August 2013, at Huawei’s request, HSBC’s then deputy head of global banking for the Asia Pacific region, Alan Thomas, met with Meng Wenzhou and Meng gave a presentation, which described Skycom as a Huawei “business partner” in Iran. That presentation – which the United States alleges contained “numerous misrepresentations” – [...]

Published by rli on August 17th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

Hi all,heck the Humanitarian Letter sample here

Your name
Your address
City
P.R.C.
Post code
Your email address
Date

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
2 Chaoyang District
Beijing
China
100010

To whom it may concern,

My name is own name here, and I’m writing to you as I belong to a group of thousands both Chinese and Foreign who are estranged from our families outside of China. We are [...]

Published by rli on August 14th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

Covid19:Normal Channels for Foreign Employees reenter into SH

1. The company (foreign or Chinese) has to apply at the district-level FAO or municipal-level authority it usually deals with, e.g. Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce (SCOFCOM), Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, etc.
2. The district FAO or municipal authority will examine the application, and if the employee is deemed to be essential to business operations, it will [...]

Published by rli on August 13th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »

Expats advised to apply for green card as capital merit system

Foreign workers in Beijing who plan to utilize the city’s new merit-based point system to get permanent residency are being advised to apply between July 23 and 31 this year, according to the authority of Zhongguancun, a high-tech hub in Beijing.
There are usually only two windows of opportunity each year to apply under the merit [...]

Published by rli on August 12th, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »