An American manufacturer is setting up a manufacturing plant in China. A Chinese telecommunications worker has asked the American firm’s agent to pay him a fee of $500 for setting up Internet service in the new plant. Under the FCPA, if the American agent pays the fee, it will be considered:
a. perfectly legal; the Chinese telecommunications firm deserves to be paid for its services.
b. questionable; the American agent should confirm that this is the appropriate amount and person to pay for the service.
c. totally illegal; it is obviously a bribe.
d. none of the above.