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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

China Foreign Investment in the U.S.: Beware of Easy Money

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

China is now the world’s third largest overseas foreign investor, behind only the United States and Japan. With the inception of China’s “Go Global Campaign” in the early 2000s, in just 10 years Chinese Overseas Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) has grown from a mere trickle to an estimated $120 billion in 2014. Within two years,… Continue Reading

The China Twist: How To Do Business In China, Or Not

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business, Recommended Reading

Just finished reading The China Twist, a fascinating, easy to read, and very helpful book on doing business in China. The China Twist is written by Wen-Szu Lin, and it is described as “the firsthand story of two Wharton MBAs who brought a beloved U.S. food franchise [Auntie Anne’s Pretzels] to Chin and encountered outrageous… Continue Reading

Four Things Importers From China Should Know About U.S. Antidumping Cases

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Companies importing products into the United States from China may be unfamiliar with terms such as “non-market economy (NME),” “respondent,” and “surrogate values.” However, this quickly changes when such companies’ imported goods are subject to a U.S. antidumping proceeding. U.S. antidumping or “AD” cases are complex. This is especially true for “non-market economy” or “NME”… Continue Reading

China Law Blog’s Linkedin Group Reaches 10,000 Members

Posted in China Business, Good People, Legal News, Recommended Reading

A couple years ago, we started a China Law Blog Group on Linkedin to create a spam-free forum for China networking, information and discussion. This week we surpassed 10,000 members and the number and quality of our discussions continues to increase as well. We have had some absolutely terrific discussions, both based on the numbers (discussions… Continue Reading

TPP Will Hurt China Companies

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China, the world’s second largest economy, is not one of the twelve countries currently negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) multilateral trade agreement. The United States and Japan, respectively the world’s No. 1 and No. 3 largest economies, are anchoring the negotiations. Nonetheless, a concluded TPP could adversely impact companies in China that manufacture and export goods…. Continue Reading

China Transfer Pricing Laws, Because They Matter

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Last week I wrote an article for Forbes, entitled, China’s Tax Authorities Want You. The theme of that article was how China’s slowing economy is causing the Chinese government to step up its tax collection efforts against foreign companies with off-the-grid “employees” in China. China is also stepping up its tax collections on transactions that implicate transfer… Continue Reading

Alibaba Takedowns And A Lawsuit

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We have many times written about our near 100% success rate at getting counterfeit products removed from the big name Chinese websites like Alibaba. See, for instance, Register Your Trademark In China Because Alibaba Is Serious About IP, written way back in 2013: Alibaba International has a formal procedure for requesting and securing the removal of… Continue Reading

Shenzhen As China’s Most Competitive City. It Just Might Be….

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The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences just named Shenzhen as China’s most competitive city. Though I am immediately dubious of these sorts of rankings (especially those from the Chinese Government), this one may actually be valid. Five years ago, my law firm’s clients would nearly always set up their China operations in either Shanghai or Beijing. Beijing… Continue Reading

11 Key Issues When Starting A China Business

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With China ceaselessly increasing its tax crackdown on foreign companies operating improperly in China without a China entity (WFOE, Joint Venture or Rep Office), forming a China entity and starting a business in China is very much in vogue right now. Starting a business in China usually involves forming a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity or WFOE. Forming… Continue Reading