China’s banking regulators issue warning against NFTs

Three Chinese banking watchdogs have issued a warning against non-fungible tokens (NFTs). While NFTs are an innovative application of blockchain technology that can enrich the digital economy, they could potentially be used for ML, speculation, illegal financial...

MAS announces first Singaporean Presidency of FATF

At the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary that ended on 4 March 2022, the Plenary officially selected Mr. T. Raja Kumar as its next President, to replace Dr. Marcus Pleyer. Mr. Raja will assume office on 1 July 2022 for a fixed two-year term…

China sets up a ‘Blacklist’ targeting bribers

Chinese courts will more strictly punish bribe-givers together with those who accept bribes, and set up a “blacklist” for those who offer bribes. Giving bribes is a main source of corruption, “but some judicial departments in some areas just pay...

How is China involved in organized crime in Mexico? 

Over the last few years China’s presence in Mexico has expanded in both legal and illegal activities. Trade between China and Mexico topped $100 billion in 2021, a new record. Imports from China account for over 90% of total trade between China and...