BEIJING May 13 China's Ministry of Public
Security will brief the media on Wednesday about UK drug maker
GlaxoSmithKline PLC, which has been under investigation
for allegedly funneling up to 3 billion yuan to travel agencies
to facilitate bribes to doctors and officials.
An official at the ministry declined on Tuesday to comment
on the content of the briefing slated for Wednesday at 11am
(0300 GMT), only saying it is related to GSK.
Police detained four executives of the British drugmaker in
July in connection with the bribery allegations.
Legal and industry sources had told Reuters in November that
Chinese police were likely to charge some of GSK's Chinese
executives but not the British drugmaker itself.
The company has said previously that some of its senior
Chinese executives appear to have broken the law, and that it
has zero tolerance for bribery.
(Reporting by Hui Li and Megha Rajagopalan; Writing by John
Ruwitch; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)