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Unmade In China

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A book review I wrote for AmCham just came out. My review is of the book, Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth About China’s Economic Miracle, by Jeremy Haft. The below are the highlights. For the full review, go here. The book sets out to debunk the following three China “myths”: China’s Economy is about to… Continue Reading

China Law Blog Commenting Policies

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Not sure why, but we have gotten a rash of questions lately from readers wanting to know our policy on comments. Let me start by saying that we do not really have a formal policy and that much depends on who is monitoring the comments on any particular day. I guess if I had to… Continue Reading

When Going to China, Be Paranoid About Your Data and Your Privacy

Posted in China Business, China Travel, Internet, Recommended Reading

“Paranoia is just having the right information.” ― William S. Burroughs The lawyer’s job is to discern risk and help their clients to avoid them. Put another way, we are both trained and paid to be paranoid. Years ago, when I was in Tokyo on a particularly sensitive matter, I left my hotel room as I… Continue Reading

China Outbound Investment: Tracked

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China outbound investment has been on a straight line increase for years. But to what countries and industry sectors is all that money sloshing? Well with the China Global Investment Tracker, you now have a handy way to determine this. This quasi-interactive map/graphic tells all you might want to know about Chinese outbound investment: The… Continue Reading

How To Keep Your China Manufacturer Motivated And Why That Matters

Posted in China Business, Recommended Reading

After having worked with literally hundreds of foreign (mostly American and European) companies that outsource their product manufacturing to China, I have become convinced that those who put in real time and effort at establishing a good relationship with their China suppliers tend to have far fewer supply problems than those who just phone it in…. Continue Reading

China Face, China Guanxi: The Book

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Unless you have total mastery of Chinese language, symbolism, and social nuances (who even has that of their own country?), you should consider picking up a copy of Anne-Laure Monfret’s Comment ne pas faire perdre la face à un Chinois as this book can help you with all of that. Most importantly, however, it is aimed at… Continue Reading

China Manufacturing: How to Prevent Your Own Manufacturer from Copying

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Recommended Reading

Renaud Anjoran over at the Quality Inspection Blog has written a post that just about everyone who manufactures in China should read. His post is entitled, How to Protect against Copies when you Manufacture in China, and it makes for an excellent step by step guide on how to prevent Chinese manufacturer from copying your products. It starts… Continue Reading

Six Reasons Why Western Companies Fail in China

Posted in China Business, Internet, Recommended Reading

Interesting Linkedin article by Anton Shvydkyi, who owns a Guangzhou tech company, The article is Top Chinese IT People Answer Why Western Companies Fail in China and it consists of a number of Chinese tech company founders and high level Chinese tech company executives explaining what they see as the reasons why Western companies fail in China. What… Continue Reading

Iran Sanctions And Your China Operations

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Two good posts on China entities doing business with Iran, one entitled, What Your Chinese Operations Needs To Know About Iran Sanctions and the other Iran Nuclear Deal’s Historic Opportunities, discussing the eventual lifting of sanctions in light the nuclear agreement almost certain to be signed with Iran. If your American business or your China operations are contemplating doing… Continue Reading