Companies doing business in China are more susceptible to certain risks including fraudulent reporting, misappropriation of assets and lack of management integrity. ‘Guanxi’ or ‘relationships’, are of particular importance in China; relationships with government bodies, investors, partners, and even with staff. The importance of the establishment and maintenance of ‘guanxi’ in China increases the opportunity that corrupt practices will arise in the course of regular business affairs.
Since 2013 the government has led a sustained anti-corruption campaign, seeking to root out vested interests and strengthen the Chinese authorities’ power, paving the way for future reforms.
Even though the situation has improved considerably in the recent years, corruption (including facilitation payments) is still a problem, and you should apply a "zero tolerance"-policy and make sure that your employees comply with such policy by educating and training them.