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Beijing Wins World’s Most Livable City Honor: Fong’s Pizza Proves The Point

Posted in China Business, China Travel, Good People, Recommended Reading

According to yet another highly scientific and thoroughly researched study, Beijing was just named as the world’s most livable city. No big surprise there, what with its recently cleaned air, its friendly cab drivers, and its overall friendly and polite vibe. The fact that it has such pure drinking water and low rents no doubt… Continue Reading

China Law Updates/Ramblings

Posted in Good People

Met with two old friends this month, both of whom have the following in common: They were both born in China and did their undergraduate work at top schools there. They are both now American citizens and have lived between the U.S. and China for the last 20 or so years. They both have a highly… Continue Reading

A China Court Christmas Present

Posted in Good People

I was going to confine today to simply wishing all of our readers a Merry Christmas, but I cannot resist going a bit beyond that. First though, I do want to wish everyone a truly Great Christmas. Enjoy!   The beyond that part is that I cannot resist noting that a Chinese court (to its… Continue Reading

Myanmar: Open For Business?

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Robert Walsh, sometime Seattle resident and long-time friend of our law firm, has been spending the last few years in Myanmar, where he has opened up a business consultancy. Robert is fluent in Chinese and Korean and, amazingly enough, Burmese, having learned Burmese while working in the U.S. Embassy in Yangon many years ago. Robert… 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

So You Want To Be An International/China Lawyer, Part V. Know The Fromm Six.

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I wrote this post in April of last year and while going through draft posts just realized that I failed to post it back then, and so I’ve updated it and posting it now. I get at least twenty emails every week from law students/young lawyers expressing interest in becoming an international lawyer (or a… Continue Reading

ABA Journal Names China Law Blog To Its Hall Of Fame. Thanks.

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And we couldn’t be more pleased. The ABA Journal is the magazine of the American Bar Association.  The American Bar Association is by far the leading/most prestigious bar association in North America. And yet, there we are, just named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg Hall of Fame, and in there with a star-studded roster of… Continue Reading

Homosexuality In China

Posted in Good People

With the recent US Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, holding the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, the writing is pretty much on the wall that gay marriage will be legal in all or most of the United States within five to ten years. But what about China? How does China view gays and… Continue Reading

Who To Read On China’s Economy?

Posted in China Business, Good People

I did a post yesterday touting a podcast by Jing Ulrich on China’s economy.  In that post, I referred to Ms. Ulrich as belonging “on the very short list of those discussing China’s economy who actually know whereof they speak.”  In response to that, I received the following comment from “Michael RightSite”: Hi Dan, Since… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Events, Good People

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

They Like China Law Blog. They Really Like Us.

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Back when China Law Blog was a young pup, the Wall Street Journal Blog referenced one of our posts and we went all Sally Fields about that. We ran a post, entitled, The Wall Street Journal — They Like Us. They Really Like Us, the sole purpose of which (near as I can tell nearly six… Continue Reading

China And Its People. Just ONE Book.

Posted in China Travel, Good People, Recommended Reading

My firm is in the throes of defending a strike suit brought against Sea Shepherd by Japanese whaling interests. The Japanese whalers are seeking an injunction to stop Sea Shepherd. Under U.S. law, to get equity, one must do equity and one of the things we have learned about the Japanese whaler plaintiffs that we… Continue Reading

China In America. Newton, Iowa, Edition.

Posted in China Travel, Good People

Just spent the last day and a half in the heart of Iowa. Though I was there to be on a bunch of panels at Grinnell College, parents weekend there necessitated that I spend my nights in the neighboring town of Newton, Iowa. Newton has a population of about 15,000 and it is known for… Continue Reading

Cool China T-Shirts. At Last.

Posted in China Business, Good People

I spent my junior year in high school in Istanbul, Turkey. Before I left Istanbul, I sold all of my English language t-shirts for around three times what I had paid for them new. I remember getting $30 for my  “Harris County Community College” t-shirt, which should have had no value to anyone other than… Continue Reading

China Fashion. One Day You’re In… And One Day You’re Out.

Posted in Events, Good People

I live in a house with three fashion-conscious females, which means a fairly steady TV diet of Project Runway and Fashion Police (both of which I really like), Say Yes to the Dress (which I hate) and What Not to Wear (which I despise maybe more than any show on TV). Overall, I love fashion… Continue Reading

China Law Blog Wants You To Suffer.

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Yesterday, one of our lawyers, Mathew Alderson, wrote an overall pretty favorable review of Martin Jacques’ book, When China Rules the World. In the comments section to that post, an excellent discussion is ensuing, mostly focusing on whether or not Jacques’ various thesis are correct. I personally liked and agreed with the comment from “thinking… Continue Reading

On The “Chineseness” Of Gary Locke. Not My Language.

Posted in China Business, Good People

I don’t know Gary Locke, the new ambassador to China, but I feel that I know a lot about him from the Seattle-Legal-China rumor mills. Almost without exception, those mills paint him as a good guy, capable, and moderate. I have also more than once heard that he isn’t “really Chinese at all” or that… Continue Reading

Noodle Blogs: Your Absence Swells My Eyes With Tears, So I Am Seeing “Red In China.”

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By Damjan DeNoble Years ago Dan used the phrase “Noodle Blogging” to describe China blogs (often written by ESL teachers)  that focused mostly on the blogger’s personal impressions of China.  Most of these blogs do not last long (they typically end when the blogger returns to his or her home country) but some of them… Continue Reading

Anti-Monopoly Law And Practice In China: A Must Read.

Posted in Good People, Legal News, Recommended Reading

I recently received the book, Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice in China, written by H. Stephen Harris, Jr. (no relation), Peter J. Wang, Yizhe Zhang, Mark A. Cohen, and Sebastian J. Evrard. All of the authors are practicing lawyers, one with Microsoft, one with Baker & McKenzie, and the others with Jones Day. I know this… Continue Reading

Google+ For China. You Heard It Here First.

Posted in Events, Good People, Recommended Reading

Just read a surprisingly interesting article on social networking on Business Insider, entitled “LinkedIn CEO: Does Anybody Have The Free Time For Google+?.” The article is on recent talks given by Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner, super-agent Ari Emanuel (of Entourage fame) and Kara Swisher of AllThingsD. Among other things, these three talked about the limitations of… Continue Reading