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Money laundering and its regulation in China

Li, Xue Bin 2009. Money laundering and its regulation in China. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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Abstract

Money laundering activity in China emerged hundreds of years ago, although the concept of money laundering is recent terminology. The thesis provides an overview of money laundering history in China. This includes selected dynastic periods, the time between the creation of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and the beginning of economic reform, the resurgence of money laundering following the 1980s, and underground banking. It explores the money laundering 'problem' and contemporary responses in China. This includes discussion of the external pressures exerted by international bodies and agreements, including the influence of the United States, and an overview of the domestic Chinese response to the 'problem' of money laundering. Data collection methods included reviews of money laundering cases identified in newspaper and journal articles, and court cases. It also includes twenty (N=20) interviews with participants drawn from the fields of banking, police, security, entrepreneurs and members of the general public. These methods permitted the identification of twenty-three (N=23) cases that were subject to systematic analysis, and compared against international evidence on money laundering methods and predicate offences. Using the generic AML structure of prevention and enforcement components (Levi and Reuter 2006) that addresses the international standards, an effort is made to assess the potential impact of the AML regime in the context of China. The work concludes with discussion of the major themes that have emerged, and it offers recommendations for AML policy and further research on this topic.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
ISBN: 9781303218033
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 16:21
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/54966

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