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Six Great Tips For Doing Business In China. Old School Is Today’s School.

Posted in China Business

Got an email today from a reader who wanted to let us know how much a particular blog post that we did way back in 2006 had helped his company. The post this emailer was extolling was James McGregor’s China Tips and he wanted to know whether I thought all of McGregor’s advice was still relevant. Boy… Continue Reading

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About China Law. The Bibliography.

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

I am going to be speaking at USC this weekend and in poring over old PowerPoints (to create a new PowerPoint for my talk), I came across one with a fairly extensive China law bibliography of some of our most helpful posts.  This bibliography is definitely slanted towards the legal issues that confront foreign companies… Continue Reading

China Joint Ventures Are Back And Contracts Are The New In Thing. The New Reality Of China Foreign Investment.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

During the first 25 years of China’s opening up process, joint ventures were the favored vehicle for FDI in China. In 2005, the favored form of investment shifted away from JVs to direct investment through WOFEs (Wholly Foreign Owned Entities). During the last year, however, foreign SMEs have been shifting away from WFOEs and back… Continue Reading

China Joint Ventures. Watching The Sausage Get Made.

Posted in Legal News

Not sure why (the still bad economy?) but my law firm has been getting a rash of China joint venture deals and possible deals over the last six months or so.  Many of these have involved a United States company that wants to enter into a Joint Venture with its China manufacturer so as to… Continue Reading

How To Handle Chinese Negotiating Tactics. Part Three.

Posted in China Business

This is the final of our three part series on how to handle Chinese negotiating tactics.  Part One can be found here.  Part Two can be found here. Following on my previous two posts on Chinese negotiating techniques, in this post I will discuss two additional and common techniques used by Chinese companies to drive foreigners mad… Continue Reading

China Joint Ventures. Are You On The Same Page?

Posted in Legal News

When it comes to forming China joint ventures, the biggest issue is obviously whether or not it makes sense to form one. The most important question relating to whether it makes sense to form a China joint venture is usually whether you will be able to work well with your putative Chinese joint venture partner. … Continue Reading

Why Is China Cheaper? Truths And Myths.

Posted in China Business

Got an email from a client/friend yesterday with a link to an Industry Week Article and a note saying that i needed to give this “CLB’s dumbest article of the month award.” We do not actually have such an award (should we?) so for that reason alone, it is not in contention. Bad articles on… Continue Reading

How We Really Feel About China, Part III. Chinese Law, And Our Own Blog.

Posted in China Business, Recommended Reading

This is part III of our relatively new series setting forth how we “really feel” about the issues that have generated controversy on our blog over the years.” Part I dealt with guanxi and the comments to that postalone have made it a great read. In Part II we talked of how we love joint ventures because… Continue Reading

Fellowes “Brought To Its Knees In China.” Blame The Joint Venture?

Posted in China Business, Legal News

Fascinating article by Matthew Robertson, entitled, “Fellowes, American Stationary Giant, Brought to Its Knees in China.” A couple of readers sent me the article and both of them commented on how it further proves what “you are always saying about Chinese joint ventures.” I am not so sure it does. The article is about Fellowes,… Continue Reading

China Legal Issues For Business. The Ten Minute Version. Part II.

Posted in Legal News

I spoke last week (for ten minutes) in Atlanta at NACA’s First Annual US-China Business Conference. I posted that speech (the written version of it, anyway) in a post entitled China Legal Issues For Business. The Ten Minute Version. In going through and deleting old emails today, I came across my first, very different version… Continue Reading

China Legal Issues For Business. The Ten Minute Version.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law

I spoke yesterday at the 2010 U.S. China Business Conference in Atlanta. I was tasked with talking about the legal issues American businesses face in China and the legal issues Chinese businesses face in the United States. Here is my speech: I am going to be talking about the legal issues facing U.S. businesses that… Continue Reading

How We Really Feel About China, Part II: Joint Ventures. We Love Them AND We Hate Them.

Posted in Legal News

This is part II of our relatively new series setting forth how we “really feel” about the issues that have generated controversy on our blog over the years. Part I dealt with guanxi and the comments to that post alone have made it a great read. We started this series because “we have taken many… Continue Reading

China Law. Making Money Off The Misery Of Others.

Posted in Legal News

A truism about lawyers is that we benefit when the economy is either rising or falling, so long as there is change. I was talking with a China lawyer friend the other day regarding his firm’s very small China office and we both talked of how we were getting all sorts of work related to… Continue Reading

China Joint Ventures. Who’s Your Partner?

Posted in Legal News

By Steve Dickinson The Chinese Supreme Court recently issued a set of regulations to be used in court cases involving disputes within foreign invested enterprises (最高人民法院关于审理外商投资企业纠纷案件若干问题的规定). These regulations came into effect on August 16, 2010. The official Chinese version can be found on the Supreme Court website here [link no longer exists]. Though the Regulations… Continue Reading

The Basics On China Pharma, Part 3: Mistakes To Be Avoided.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

This post is part 3 of a three part series by Robert Walsh, the founder of Samsara Biopharma Consulting, and his colleagues, Jennie Shi, Wendy Zheng, and Zhou Tong. It is a follow up to “The Basics on China Pharma” and “The Basics On China Pharma, Part 2: Getting Into China The Slow Hard Way.”… Continue Reading

China Supply Chain Problems. Maybe It’s All In Your Head.

Posted in China Business

Received a very nice email this morning from Keith, a Birmingham, Alabama 3L with a quite good blog called An Associate’s Mind. Keith was writing to pass on a blog post on China supply chain problems. The post is “Supply Chain Risk: Culture Shock,” and it is on an academic article that posits that many… Continue Reading

China Joint Ventures Again. This Time We Blame The Victims.

Posted in Legal News

My co-blogger and fellow China Lawyer Dan Harris recently did an interview with AmCham on China joint ventures and a couple of follow up posts, entitled, Love The One You’re With. When China Joint Ventures Make Sense, and The China Joint Venture. It’s BACK!!! We are writing about joint ventures so often these days because we are seeing a… Continue Reading

Doing Business In China Director’s Conference. Beijing And Shanghai, March 28 Through April 3.

Posted in Events

Global Navigation, a peer to peer resource for boards of directors of multinational corporations and an affiliate of Corporate Board Member magazine, is putting on a seminar on board-related issues involving China. Its agenda and the speakers are absolutely first rate and I plan to attend. China Law Blog’s own Steve Dickinson will be speaking… Continue Reading

New York Times And Steve Dickinson On The Danone Wahaha China Dispute And On Avoiding Your Own

Posted in Legal News

David Barboza, who has been doing a great job covering the Danone-Wahaha dispute (see his New York Times article, Rancor Level Rises in Rift Over Danone China Venture), just came out with a new story on the dispute, entitled, Brawl threatens huge investment by Danone in China, in which he interviewed CLB’s own Steve Dickinson…. Continue Reading

Danone v. Wahaha — Which Of Us Is The Most China Rookie?

Posted in Legal News

‘You sit by yourself grasshopper. What do you think of?’ -Master Po ‘My mother, my father. Both gone. I am alone.’ ‘You hear the flock of birds flying overhead? You hear the fish? The beetle?’ To all of this the young Caine nods. ‘In this crowded place you feel alone. Which of us is the… Continue Reading

China Company Law

Posted in Recommended Reading

The University of Washington Law School’s Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal’s most recent edition (Volume 16, Number 1 — January, 2007) has a scholarly article in it written by China Law Blog’s own Steve Dickinson. The article is entitled, Introduction to the New Company Law of the People’s Republic of China. It should be… Continue Reading

China: Open For Business

Posted in China Business

I actually hate the expression “open for business” when referring to a location, but having just spent two days at a doing business in China seminar, I cannot get it out of my head.  Now after having just read, “Starbucks Caffeinates its China Growth,” by Dexter Roberts, Business Week’s Beijing bureau chief, I am thinking… Continue Reading

To Succeed In China Know The Now

Posted in China Business

The Diligence China Blog recently did a helpful post entitled “Look to the Future of China, Not Just Its Past:  Success in China Will Come From Its Future Not Its History.” [link no longer exists] I agree. This post says too much ink is devoted to comparing “traditional Chinese methods” with “Western methods” of doing… Continue Reading