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Selling Products And Services Into China. The Tension Is Rising.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

Just got back from speaking at a truly excellent seminar at Toronto University. I was on a panel where the question was asked whether the rising tensions (real or perceived) between foreign companies and China were due in large part to the changing nature of their relationship with China. The question posited that in the… Continue Reading

Hiring A Chinese Employee Without A China Company. Good Luck With That. Part II.

Posted in Legal News

A couple of years ago, we did a post on the difficulties in using “independent contractors” in China, entitled, Hiring A Chinese Employee Without A Chinese Entity. Good Luck With That. We wrote that post (and this post too) because forming a WFOE in China can be so difficult, expensive, and time-consuming, and because so many companies are… Continue Reading

China Legal For Business. The Basics And Nothing But.

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A few months ago, the general counsel of a company for whom we had done some China work asked me to spend a few minutes alerting her to the “typical” legal issues American companies face when they do business with China. She wanted a legal checklist to give to the executives at her company so… Continue Reading

China Procurement Centers Going WOFE Because It Makes Sense

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Because Chinese manufactured goods are so cheap, a huge number of foreign businesses have set up procurement centers in China to oversee their China purchasing. For many years, these China procurement centers were formed as Representative Offices because Chinese law did not allow such businesses to be Wholly Foreign Owned Entities (WFOE). That law recently… Continue Reading