Every so often I read an article on some aspect of China that beautifully sums up some large aspect of China. I just read such an article on the China File blog (written by two Caixan reporters), entitled, “Shandong Shipyard’s Lesson: Don’t Rock the Bank” [link no longer exists]. This article summarizes at least part of pretty much every single litigation matter my law firm has ever handled in China. More importantly, it does a superb job of describing how things get done in China (or don’t get done) and of the role that banks, large employers and governments can play in China litigation matters.
I strongly recommend this article for anyone doing business in China.