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Relevant, if not really 'news.' I suppose it could be seen as a sign of progress; or just another nail in the coffin, depending on your disposition *shrug*

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25855201

"A US judge has ruled that Chinese units of the so-called Big Four accounting firms should be suspended from auditing firms publicly traded in the US.

They had been charged over refusing to hand over auditing data on China-based companies which are listed in the US.

The judge ruled that the units had "willfully violated" US laws...

...However, the audit firms have refused to release these records citing China's state law says that Chinese company records can be claimed as state secrets."
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