Death, Fraud, and Corporate Skullduggery

This week on Sinica, we talk shop about Caterpillar’s discovery of massive accounting fraud and subsequent $580 million write-down from a Chinese company the American equipment manufacturer acquired. We also look at the mysterious death of an American engineer in Singapore, ruled a suicide but believed by the late engineer’s parents to be a cover-up involving, perhaps, controversial Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei. Joining host Kaiser Kuo to look behind the news at these stories are special guests Simon Montlake, the Beijing Bureau Chief for Forbes magazine, and Bill Bishop, “the China Hand’s China Hand” and the force behind the must-read China news aggregator Sinocism.

Podcast, Huawei, Fraud, Corruption