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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

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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).

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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

Doing Business With The New China Seminar. December 13, 2012. Seattle.

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On December 13, I will, along with Fraser Mendel, be co-chairing a seminar on “The China Market: Selling Products and Services in the New China.”  I promise you it will be an excellent seminar.  I can make this promise because I have known nearly all of the speakers for many years and I can vouch for… Continue Reading

China Law Blog On Huffington Post Live. Friday, November 30, 2012. (TODAY at 1pm EST/10 am PST)

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I will be participating in a Huffington Post Live show on China TODAY.  The show starts at 1 pm EST/10 am PST and it is going to be on the following: Why do American businesspeople “love” Chinese officials. Is this because the key to financial success is finding that government in? Why do expat leaders… Continue Reading

China Conferences In November And December

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What with we lawyers needing to complete our Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits before the end of the year, my November and December are jam-packed with speaking engagements.  In the hope that some of our readers will be able to attend one or more of these events, I will briefly set them out here now… Continue Reading

Foreign Service Businesses In China. An AmCham Panel Discussion On August 20, 2012.

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AmCham’s Public Policy and Development Committee is putting on a panel discussion on market access for service providers.  This will take place on Monday August 20 from 9:30-11:00.  The plan is for the panelists to “briefly present the major market access issues in their sector, followed by a discussion among the panel and audience. After… Continue Reading

What You Need To Know To Manufacture And Buy Products From China. August 14, 2012, In Las Vegas

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I am going to be speaking at ASD’s massive consumer products show in Las Vegas on August 14 from 3pm to 4pm.  My speech is entitled, “What You Need to Know to Manufacture and Buy Products from China and Elsewhere in Asia” It will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall, Room #N246…. Continue Reading

China VIEs And New Oriental Education. July 25 Webcast.

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GLG Research is going to be moderating what I am certain will be a fascinating discussion tomorrow on China VIEs and the SEC’s pending investigation into New Oriental Education (EDU). The event is entitled, VIEs – SEC Investigation into New Oriental Education and it will be taking place live on the net and by teleconference… Continue Reading