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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

The Big Four Accounting Firms In China. THE Book.

Posted in Recommended Reading

I am about to heartily recommend a book that I have not read, nor even seen. The book is The Big Four and the Development of the Accounting Profession in China (Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought, by Paul Gillis. And despite not having read the book, I am quite certain it will make for… 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

THE China Legal Research Guide

Posted in Legal News, Recommended Reading

I am always getting emails asking for the English language version of this or that Chinese law.  My usual response is to say that I do not know where to find English language versions of Chinese laws because we do all of our research in Chinese. But today I was reminded of an excellent Chinese… Continue Reading

Getting Money Out Of China. Do NOT Try This At Home.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

I love our China Law Blog Linkedin Group.  Love it. Most of the time. It’s a great way for those interested in China law and China business issues to converse with each other and to learn from each other.  We have countless great discussions every week. Commonly, people ask great questions and get great answers…. Continue Reading

China Corporate Income Tax Law And Practice. The Book.

Posted in Legal News, Recommended Reading

In going through my draft posts, I came upon a completed one from 2012 that I unintentionally failed to post.  More than a bit late, but here goes. Oxford University Press contacted me many months ago to ask if I would be interested in receiving a review copy of the book, Corporate Income Tax Law… Continue Reading

China Law Reader. Steal This Book.

Posted in Recommended Reading

The number of American law students who speak Chinese is increasing.  The number of American law students who can read Chinese is increasing as well, though that number is considerably less than those who can speak it.  The number of American law students who can read Chinese legal documents with anything approaching their ability to… Continue Reading

Think You Have A China Trademark Or China Company? Check Again.

Posted in China Business

A loyal reader sent me an article this morning regarding a Chinese citizen who had fabricated his ownership in a US bank and used that fabrication to gain power in his hometown. This happened about a year ago so not sure why it was sent to me today, but the reader sent it with a… Continue Reading

An Entrepreneur’s Bone-Chilling Story Of China Business And Betrayal Writ Not So Large.

Posted in China Business

I started the Inc. Magazine story, “Betrayed in China: One Entrepreneur’s Hard Journey East,” with much anticipation.  The writer of the story had interviewed me a bit regarding the story (and I show up in the sidebar at the end) so I knew him to be a really sharp guy with an penchant for accuracy and… Continue Reading

China Contracts Because China Law Does Matter

Posted in Legal News

Fascinating and important post over at the Chinese Law Prof blog today, entitled, “When does law matter in China?”  The post and my own experiences lead me to answer by saying “all the time.”  But remember mattering is not the same thing as being determinative. Professor Clarke starts his blog post by noting how he… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Events

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 Law And Business On Linkedin

Posted in China Business

A couple of years ago, 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  over 6,500 members. More importantly I am proud to say that our Linkedin group is a great place for lively discussions on China and for those seeking assistance… Continue Reading

China Law Enforcement And Why We’ve Changed

Posted in China Business, China Film Industry, Legal News

We did a post a little while back, entitled, “Making Films in China. You Talkin’ To Me?” (please tell me you all got the Taxi Driver reference!). That post was written by Mathew Alderson, who though he has been practicing China law for about a decade, still expressed surprise at a commenter publicly boasting of… Continue Reading

China Law Blog Wants You To Suffer.

Posted in Good People

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

China Law Blog On Linkedin. Join Us.

Posted in China Business, Legal News, Recommended Reading

About a year ago 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 well over 3,000 members and, more importantly, a number of lively discussions. We have had some absolutely terrific discussions, both based on the numbers (a… Continue Reading

When To Bring In Your China Lawyer. There Should Be Lag Time.

Posted in Legal News

Clients are always asking when I should be brought into a matter and my response is nearly always “the sooner the better.” Many times when clients are talking about doing a deal in China I tell them to keep me posted on their initial negotiations, but that we will not “turn on the clock” until… Continue Reading

China Law. Do Not Try This At Home. Please.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

A reader sent me an email today with a link to a discussion on a LinkedIn group regarding the cost of setting up and doing business in China. The discussion began with someone seeking information regarding the best way to set up a business in China and information about what that will cost. I am… Continue Reading

Chinese Business Law and Practice. Santiago, Chile, November 25-26, 2010.

Posted in Events, Good People

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Catholic University of Chile)  is putting on a China law seminar in Santiago, Chile, later this month. The seminar will take place on November 25 and November 26 and I am confident it will be excellent. For more information on the conference go here and to register go here. My confidence… 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

China Trademarks And Litigation And Speed As The Enemy Of Accuracy. Get Me Goldilocks.

Posted in Legal News

I did a post the other day implicitly complaining about how long it takes for Chinese trademark registrations to go through. In response to that post, Stan Abrams over at China Hearsay, in a post entitled “China Trademarks: That Pesky Perennial Pendency Problem,” wrote of the opposite concern: what will happen to accuracy if China’s… Continue Reading

How To Choose Your China Attorney. Quality, Quality, Quality.

Posted in Uncategorized

Co-blogger Steve Dickinson and I recently wrapped up a China law suit. I would love to be able to provide full details, but I need to give some distance to the case before I can do that. The Chinese law firm with which we worked did an absolutely fabulous job and it deserves massive credit…. Continue Reading

China “Laws” Are Local And Don’t You Forget It.

Posted in Legal News

By Steve Dickinson, from “neighboring” Qingdao  On August 4, 2010, the Dalian Labor and Social Security Bureau (大连人力资源和社会保障局) posted on its website a new list of requirements for foreign nationals seeking employment in Chinese companies based in Dalian. The new requirements mandate that foreign individuals must prove that the registered capital of their employer is… Continue Reading