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China and Hollywood — A Front-Row Seat with Clifford Coonan: In Beijing on November 20

Posted in China Film Industry, Events

In his capacity as chairman of AmCham China’s Media & Entertainment Forum, Mathew Alderson, who heads our China entertainment team out of Beijing, frequently invites distinguished guests to speak about media and entertainment issues in China. This Thursday (tomorrow), November 20, starting at noon in Beijing, Mathew will be moderating a talk by well-known journalist… Continue Reading

China’s Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects: November 1 in Los Angeles

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On Saturday, November 1, University of Southern California’s Pharmacy School will be putting on a China event focused on medical related issues, entitled,Exploring China: Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects. It will focus extensively on China medical issues and it will take place in PSC 108, at the School of Pharmacy, USC Health Sciences Campus, 1985 Zonal… Continue Reading

China Entertainment Law Event, Beverly Hills, November 3

Posted in China Film Industry, Events

Our Beijing-based China entertainment lawyer, Mathew Alderson, will be speaking at a Beverly Hills Bar Association Event, on November 3, 2014, from noon to 1:30, at 9420 Wilshire Boulevard. The event is China’s Entertainment Industry: Exploring the Evolving Legal and Business Landscape. Mathew will be sharing the podium with Malcolm McNeil of the Arent Fox… Continue Reading

High-Level China IP Delegation to Discuss IP in China at Fordham Law School this Friday

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A high level China IP delegation will be at Fordham Law School this Friday evening to discuss China IP and China IP legislation. This will be a free event hosted by the Chinese Business Lawyers Association and the Fordham IP Institute. If you want to attend (and you absolutely should) you will need to RSVP at events@cblalaw.org, and specify… Continue Reading

US-China Legal Summit in San Francisco on October 9

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ALM, publisher of The American Lawyer, The Recorder, Corporate Counsel and The Asian Lawyer magazines, will be hosting the inaugural US-China Legal Summit in San Francisco on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Registration is free for in-house counsel and we have managed to secure a 50% discount for China Law Blog readers. This event will present… Continue Reading

China Film Event. Beijing, April 18.

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On April 18, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., AmCham China’s Media & Entertainment Forum and The Motion Picture Association of America will be putting on a “briefing with Chris Dodd,” former senator from Connecticut and now chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America.  Senator Dodd will be giving his “unique insight… Continue Reading

Join Our China Law Blog Group On Linkedin

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business, China Film Industry, China Travel, Events, Good People, Legal News, Recommended Reading

We started a China Law Blog Group on Linkedin with the goal of creating a spam-free source for China networking, information and discussion. We now have nearly 8,500 members and, more importantly, a number of lively discussions. We have had some absolutely terrific discussions, both based on the numbers (a number of the discussions have received around 100 comments… Continue Reading

China Holiday Schedule 2014

Posted in China Business, Events, Recommended Reading

If you are like me, you are constantly getting waylaid by China’s confusing and often changing holiday schedule. If you are like me, you fully realize it is a holiday on the day it starts. To help you (and me) avoid that, I recommend that you check out the China Real Time post, China’s 2014 Holiday… Continue Reading

Computer Gaming and Software Development in China. A Free Webinar.

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A few weeks ago, CLB’s own Steve Dickinson gave a webinar presentation on the legal aspects of China gaming and software development.  Steve’s talk was half of a China IPR SME Helpdesk presentation, entitled, Cultural and Creative Industries: Computer Gaming and Software Development in China. The Helpdesk described the webinar as follows: Very few economic sectors… Continue Reading

Can China Innovate? Is Failure An Option?

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BBC did an hour-long show today with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the groundbreaking book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.   Taleb’s thesis is that we humans tend to be “blind” to major (a/k/a black swan) events. During the show, an audience member who announced that he was from Vietnam, asked… Continue Reading

China and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. NYC. January 29.

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As I am of the view that one cannot get enough on China and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the FCPA), I wanted to alert everyone to an upcoming seminar on exactly that.  But first I want to digress a bit. I am being serious when I say that one cannot get enough on China… Continue Reading

China Computer Gaming And Software Development. A Free Webinar On December 17, 2013.

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On December 17, CLB co-blogger Steve Dickinson will be presenting at an IPR Helpdesk/EU SME Centre webinar on China Computer Gaming and Software Development.  The Helpdesk describes this event as follows: Very few economic sectors have revealed as much economic potential in China as the cultural and creative industries (CCIs). Currently the gaming industry in… Continue Reading

For All The IP In China. The Webinar. November 22, At 10:00 a.m. ET

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In about twenty minutes, I will be going live on a webinar panel with Jonathan Low of Predictiv.  The Intangible Asset Finance Society is putting on this webinar and it will be moderated by Jonathan Salem Baskin of Consensiv. This means that I will be both the only person on the webinar not named Jonathan… Continue Reading

China Factual Content (Documentary TV And Movies).

Posted in China Film Industry, Events

With so much foreign attention focused on the possibilities for drama in China it is easy at times to overlook the nation’s thirst for foreign-produced or foreign-formatted factual content. The recent announcement of BBC Worldwide’s deal with CCTV is a timely reminder that factual content can succeed in an environment where reality and elimination formats are… Continue Reading

China Law Blog AmCham Presentation. September 24, 2013. The Real Story.

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Co-blogger Steve Dickinson and I will be giving a presentation at AmCham (Beijing) on September 24, from noon until 2 p.m.  AmCham just posted this event but I do not think its posting (which we did not review before it went live) is quite clear enough on what we will be discussing. So I will… Continue Reading

China Law Conferences. In China.

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Just got a listserve email from Dave Lyons (of DavesgoneChina/Mutant Palm fame) setting out a list of China Law Conferences that are scheduled to be held in China during the next year or so. Because I am often asked about such things and because I seldom have a good answer about such things,  I am… Continue Reading

Legal Protection In Fashion (China Too). A Panel Discussion.

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Tomorrow morning (Thursday, April 25), from 11:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. there will be a panel discussion at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle on “Legal Protection in Fashion.” Because so much clothing and footwear is being made in China and Southeast Asia, there will no doubt be discussion regarding fashion companies protecting… Continue Reading

Exporting To China. The Webinar. April 10, 2013.

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On Wednesday April 10, 2013, I will be one of five presenters for Exporting to China, a full day, live, online seminar.  The program is designed to help U.S. firms expand their presence in China and it touts that its participants will, among other things, learn to do the following: Interpret the rapidly changing Chinese… Continue Reading

China Business Workshop. Vancouver, BC, March 11, 2013.

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Sorry for being so last minute about this posting.  Anyway, the Canada China Business Council (CCBC) is putting on a China Business Workshop at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday, March 11 and I am going to be one of the speakers. This is the “fifth instalment of this popular cross-Canada… Continue Reading

A Webinar For Companies/Inside Counsel Doing Business With China. February 20, 2013.

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On February 20 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, I will be co-presenting a China law webinar, along with Andrea Charters, Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Rosetta Stone Inc. LexisNexis is sponsorig this webinar and, incredibly enough, it is entirely free. We will be gearing our presentations towards in house counsel and together we will be addressing the… Continue Reading