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Justifying China Bribery

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Recommended Reading

I met Richard Bistrong while both of us were speaking at last year’s Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium and I have been reading his blog ever since. Bistrong’s blog provides “An International Perspective on FCPA, Anti-Bribery and Compliance.” Beyond knowing a ton about these subjects, what makes Bistrong and his blog so interesting is his perspective. If… Continue Reading

Six China Business Law Trends for 2015

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

  An article I wrote for Forbes, entitled, Six China Business Law Trends for 2015, just went live. Needless to say, the general theme is that we should expect China in 2015 to continue its crackdown on foreign companies doing business in China. The following are the six trends:China will increasingly crack down on foreigners in… Continue Reading

China’s Economic Slowdown: Do You REALLY Know Your China Counterparty?

Posted in China Business, Recommended Reading

Are you sourcing product from China factories? If so, read these three articles now and start acting accordingly: China’s Industrial Profits Drop Most in Two Years Amid Slowdown (Bloomberg) China zombie factories kept open to give illusion of prosperity (Financial Times) China’s Slowdown and American Business (Wall Street Journal) What constitutes acting accordingly? I discussed a bit of… Continue Reading

China Culture By The Numbers

Posted in China Business, Recommended Reading

If you have not played around with the Geert-Hofstede country comparison tool, you should. It seems accurate to me (but what do I know), but even if it isn’t, it sure is great fun. It examines more than 100 countries on the following cultural traits: Power Distance Individualism Masculinity Uncertainty Avoidance Pragmatism Indulgence China scores… Continue Reading

China Law Listservs, Blogs And Websites: The Harvard Law Library List

Posted in Legal News, Recommended Reading

Harvard Law School Librarian Carli Spina has compiled a research guide that “provides an overview of some of the best resources for Chinese legal research in both Chinese and English.” In turn, that guide provides the following list of China law listserves, blogs and websites “covering a variety of subjects and fields of Chinese legal study”:… Continue Reading

China IP Courts: An Update

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For those interested in how China is coming along with instituting its specialized IP courts, I urge you to read Mark Cohen’s post on his China IPR blog on exactly that. The post is entitled, Update on Specialized IP Courts, and in it Mark posits what most are thinking: China’s IP courts are going to be… Continue Reading

China Copyrights: China Piracy Means Whack A Mole

Posted in Legal News, Recommended Reading

Just read a really good, really comprehensive article on China copyright law with a focus on the music industry, entitled, Whack-A-Mole: A Brief History of Music Piracy in China. Its conclusion says it all, but I certainly suggest you read the whole thing: In short, piracy’s root causes evade simple explanations and solutions, and piracy remains… Continue Reading

On The Ethics Of China Red Envelopes

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Been catching up on old emails this weekend and among those was one from a reader attaching a New York Times article, From China, With Pragmatism: Are the Chinese outdoing Americans at their own philosophical game?  The article is written by Stephen T. Asma a professor of philosophy and fellow of the Research Group in Mind, Science and… Continue Reading