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China Online Gambling. Illegal But Everywhere.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

The below is an authorized re-do of an article, Upsurge in online gambling in China during the World Cup, written by Steve Dickinson and Arlo Kipfer for the Online Gambling Review.   Media reports state that online gambling in China soared during the recent World Cup. Interest was so intense that gambling income in Macao significantly declined,… Continue Reading

Five Keys To Getting Good Quality Products From China

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business

Our China lawyers have assisted hundreds of Western companies with the legal side of having product manufactured in China. That experience has enabled us to see what works and what doesn’t for China manufacturing. If you want to greatly increase your odds of getting good quality manufactured product from China, you should do the following… Continue Reading

Doing Business In China: Whatever Happened To The Warm Welcome?

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I spoke last week at the American Lawyer’s (truly excellent) China-US Legal Summit. During one of the “networking breaks” while talking with a group of China lawyers and China businesspeople, someone wistfully spoke of “the old days” when China encouraged foreign investment with economic incentives. Someone else then said that they’d be happy if China would… Continue Reading

Five Top Tips For Protecting Your Trade Secrets From China

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In a post entitled, Trade Secrets and Third Parties: Top Tips to Prevent Theft, Create.org lists its “five top tips” for protecting your trade secrets, all of which apply to China. Nothing earth-shattering here, but this is actually a really good list (meaning I agree with it 100%) and it never hurts to review the basics,… Continue Reading

Social Insurance For China Expats. It Depends.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business

Our clients often ask us whether as China employers they must contribute to social insurance for their expat employees. The answer is that it depends on the employer’s location. The Provisions on the Employment of Foreigners in China (《外国人在中国就业管理规定》), mandate that expat participation in social insurance programs must comply with applicable Chinese law. But before… Continue Reading

Does a “Prudent” Market Entry Strategy for Healthcare Services in China Exist?

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The below is part II of guest posting by Ben Shobert and Damjan DeNoble, partners at Rubicon Strategy Group, LLC, a strategy advisory firm for healthcare companies going into China and Southeast Asia and the co-authors of HealthIntelAsia.com, a website dedicated to Asia and China healthcare business strategy. Ben also has a regular column on Forbes, where he writes about… Continue Reading

China’s Hospital Sector Opening to Foreign Investment. Fools Rush In?

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The below is a guest post by Ben Shobert and Damjan DeNoble, partners at Rubicon Strategy Group, LLC, a strategy advisory firm for healthcare companies going into China and Southeast Asia and the co-authors of HealthIntelAsia.com, a website dedicated to Asia and China healthcare business strategy. Ben also has a regular column on Forbes, where he writes about life science… Continue Reading

China Joint Ventures That Work

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

China joint ventures are notorious for their high failure rate. An old Chinese saying that is often applied to joint ventures is “same bed, different dreams.” This Chinese saying (同床异梦) actually far predates joint ventures — it applies to any sort of partnership without a meeting of the minds. Far too often, American companies and Chinese companies… Continue Reading

China Compliance: Don’t Rely On Your China Staff, Part IV

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In Part 1 of this series, I discussed how Chinese staff of foreign companies operating in China typically view China compliance very differently than the foreign company itself. In Part 2, I talked about how the views of Chinese staff can negatively impact the foreign company’s China compliance efforts. In Part 3, I discussed one aspect of what… Continue Reading

Vietnam As China Replacement

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You know how when you buy a particular kind of car you all of a sudden see that particular brand of car everywhere? A similar thing has been happening to our law firm with respect to Vietnam. As soon as we brought on a really experienced Vietnam lawyer, we started seeing Vietnam opportunities just about… Continue Reading

Foreign Executives in China. Worry Me Yes or Worry Me No?

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With the media recently paying so much attention to foreign businesspeople getting in trouble in China, the phones of our firm’s China lawyers have been ringing off the hook from worried Americans based in China. We are getting the following kinds of questions and we are giving the following kinds of short answers (needless to… Continue Reading