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China, globalisation and crime: a potential victim of its own prospective success?

Rob McCusker (Research Analyst in Sophisticated and Transnational Crime, Australian Institute of Criminology)

Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Article publication date: 31 December 2004

Abstract

Describes corruption in China as accounting for 4‐8% of its GDP and as such a restraint on the financial system’s ability to carry out its basic functions, despite the undeniable dynamism of its emerging economy. Points out that globalisation depends on free capital movements between developed and underdeveloped countries and that it has electronic commerce at its heart, and both these facilities are being rapidly infiltrated by criminal organisations. Concludes that the current global political climate could make China a suitable target for both terrorists and protesters, and uses Russia as an example of a formerly Communist state dominated by corruption.

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McCusker, R. (2004), "China, globalisation and crime: a potential victim of its own prospective success? ", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 44-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/13590790510625007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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