原文 Utah-Based Cosmetics and Nutritional Product Company Resolves China FCPA Allegations. On September 20, 2016, SEC announced that it had resolved allegations that Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. violated the FCPA’s accounting provisions when its Chinese subsidiary made a $150,000 donation to a charity to obtain the influence of a high-ranking Chinese Communist Party official to impact an on-going provincial agency investigation. According to the SEC order, a provincial Administration of Industry and Commerce backed off of its stated intention to charge and fine the subsidiary for violations of the Direct Selling Laws shortly after a public ceremony announcing the donation. SEC also alleged that the subsidiary encouraged the parent issuer to convince an influential U.S. person to write college recommendation letters for the party official’s child. Without admitting or denying the charges, the company agreed to pay a total penalty of approximately $766,000 to resolve the charges. This resolution marks only the second time that an FCPA resolution has related solely to charitable giving. In 2004, pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough resolved allegations that its Polish subsidiary had made a $76,000 donation to a castle restoration foundation whose director was a public health official who could influence governmental pharmaceutical purchases.