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Lobby shops disclose client’s Chinese links as US pressure grows

Two US lobbying firms have amended years-old domestic lobbying filings to note that a former client was wholly owned by the Chinese government at the time they were hired. Ballard Partners and S-3 Group updated their 2018 registrations for work on behalf of California-based solar energy company REC Americas, disclosing that the company was[Read More…]

Japan consulate renews California contract

The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles has renewed its $10,000-a-month contract with Californian nonprofit group Community Partners for another year. Community Partners is tasked with helping the consulate better understand California by facilitating monthly meetings with “representative individuals” and conducting “research on various topics related to the history[Read More…]