China's legal system under the microscope
23 March 2010
Associate Professor Vivienne Bath comments on the Stern Hu trial in a studio interview with Eleanor Hall on ABC Radio Current Affairs Program, The World Today.
Further related coverage:
Herald Sun, Saturday, 27th March 2010
"Obviously companies have to be very careful in China," says China business expert Vivienne Bath.
Courier Mail, Saturday, 27th March 2010
Vivienne Bath, a director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney, says that in China the relationship between business and politics is "extremely close."
"It's a political regime, but it's not necessarily as obvious to an outisde observer because it's not a democratic society," the Associate Professor says.
"So a lot of manoeuvering goes on behind the scenes."
The Hu case will make businesses "perhaps a bit more careful" in the way they operate and more wary about seeking business information and secrets, particularly since it is ofter not clear what is considered a secret.
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