Researcher sacked over Qualcomm payment

By Peter Cai

Chinese state-owned media alleged that Qualcomm, which is under anti-trust probe in China, engaged Professor Zhang to produce an expert report that would dispute the investigation’s claims for a fee of six million yuan.

A senior Chinese anti-trust expert has been sacked from a high-level government advisory panel for allegedly accepting a 6 million yuan consultation fee from American mobile chipmaker Qualcomm.

The National Development and Reform Commission also reportedly told Professor Zhang’s academic employers, including the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, to fire him from his current research positions.

Professor Zhang Xinzhu is the director of Research Centre for regulation and Competition at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and one of the country’s leading experts on competition law.

Read more here: Business Spectator


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