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Comment: Acquitted former JPMorgan exec was just a pawn in an industry-wide bribery scheme

By Xu Yuan and Ben Lucas
  • 03 Feb 2021 02:54
  • 03 Feb 2021 02:54
After being charged with bribery in May 2019, Catherine Leung Kar-cheung, a former JPMorgan executive, walked free on Monday from the dock of a Hong Kong courtroom.

Judge Emily Cheung found her not guilty of attempted bribery in the city’s latest high-profile financial-crime case.

The city’s anti-corruption agency, the Independent Commission Against

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent


Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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