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China’s Ten Favorite Industries

Posted in China Business

You probably think it a bit strange for me to be writing at all optimistically about China’s economy today and I get that. But as someone who has lived through a whole host of downturns, I sort of look at “these things” as us not having any choice. I also think it important that we… Continue Reading

Self Enforcing China Contracts With Powerful Companies

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business, Legal News

In China Contracts: Make Them Enforceable Or Don’t Bother, I talked about what should go into your China contract to make it enforceable. In this post, I go deeper into the issue of contract enforcement in China. Foreign businesspeople doing business in China often tell me that “contracts with Chinese companies are not worth the paper… Continue Reading

China’s Millennials: What’s A Western Company To Do?

Posted in China Business

When doing business in China, Western companies often struggle with the cultural differences between their home country and China. China’s millennials are in many ways the keys to reducing that cultural disconnect. I say this because China’s millennials are better traveled and more likely to speak a second language than any other generation in China. On… Continue Reading

Beijing v. Shanghai

Posted in China Business, Good People

Way back in 2010, we did a post comparing Beijing and Shanghai. That post took the rivalry pretty seriously: The Beijing-Shanghai rivalry fascinates me. Not because it is so unusual, but because it is so pronounced and because it matters. Beijing is the seat of government, yet it is also China’s art, media and tech… Continue Reading

Six Reasons Why Western Companies Fail in China

Posted in China Business, Recommended Reading

Interesting Linkedin article by Anton Shvydkyi, who owns a Guangzhou tech company, The article is Top Chinese IT People Answer Why Western Companies Fail in China and it consists of a number of Chinese tech company founders and high level Chinese tech company executives explaining what they see as the reasons why Western companies fail in China. What… Continue Reading

Don’t Be Like Mike: Register Trademarks In CHINESE

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business, Legal News

As we noted last week, Michael Jordan has lost – again – in his ongoing effort to combat alleged trademark infringement in China. Our first post on this topic reiterated a point that must be familiar to even the most casual reader of this blog: register your trademark now, before someone else does it for… Continue Reading

China Domain Name Scams Rising

Posted in China Business

Every so often there seems to be an uptick in what I call the China domain name scam. Now is one of those times. Our China lawyers frequently get emails from U.S. companies asking us what they should do about an email that they just received (usually in badly written English) telling them that they… Continue Reading

Even Industries New To China Need Grounding In Past Lessons Too, Part II.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business

This is the second part of Ben Shobert’s post on China’s senior care and healthcare. Go here for part I.  Ben has assisted countless companies in these industries get into China and I thought it would be helpful to our readers to have him talk about the issues his senior and healthcare clients are facing… Continue Reading

Industries New To China Need Grounding In The Lessons Of the Past Too

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business

Today’s post covers one of the more exciting sectors that has recently opened to foreign direct investment in China: senior care and healthcare. It is written by Ben Shobert, who I typically describe as the most knowledgeable person I know about China senior and healthcare issues. Ben has assisted countless companies in these industries get into… Continue Reading

China Product Outsourcing: Everything You Need To Know

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business, Legal News

I just this week learned of a ChinaImportal article, Recommended import from China forums & blogs, written about two years ago. In this article, Fredrik Grönkvis, an experienced China sourcing agent, cites to the two China blogs he reads “on an almost daily basis” and highlights 13 posts from those two blogs that he sees as critical… Continue Reading

China E-Commerce: The New Rules

Posted in China Business, Legal News

As part of its program designed to modernize the Chinese economy, the State Council has recently issued a series of opinions on development of e-commerce in China. The underlying concept is that e-commerce is one way to push China towards developing a consumer economy. The most recent opinion focuses on the development of international e-commerce… Continue Reading