At the same time, China acknowledged that unscrupulous domestic companies can circumvent its licensing requirements -- raising questions as to how well Mr. Li's proposal would work.
behaving in a way that is dishonest or unfair in order to get what you want:
an unscrupulous financial adviser ━━ a. 不謹慎な, 平気で悪事をする; 無法な, 非良心的な.
Niccolò Machiavelli was the Italian political philosopher and diplomat who was best known for his treatise The Prince. In the book, Machiavelli espoused the use of ruthless and unscrupulous tactics to gain and hold onto political power, stating that the end justifies the means
Ian Allison, corporate relations director for BrunelFranklin.com -which offers a claims service for people who think they may have been mis-sold - said: "Firms who used unscrupulous sales tactics to sell PPI are finally having to pay for the shoddy way in which they mistreated customers.
"It is as if each of us, every day, is tracing a picture of Joycean complexity," Mr. Battelle says about trails left in cyberspace. And yes, that picture could be used in unscrupulous ways. Could Google exploit the provisions of the Patriot Act to invade privacy? Might it violate its high-minded credo to court business in China, despite Internet censorship there? And what about that credo, anyway? "Well, of course, you shouldn't be evil," Mr. Battelle was told by Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon.com and a Google investor. "But then again, you shouldn't have to brag about it, either."