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Li Ning Torches Inventory. All Chinese Consumer Goods Companies Concede Their Inability To Compete With Foreign Companies.

Posted in China Business

Okay, so my headline grossly exagerates.  But the first sentence is absolutely true and I have a sophisticated blog reader who claims the second sentence is not that far off. Let me explain. The first sentence comes from Tom Orlick’s WSJ article, entitled, “Li Ning Torches Inventory.” In that article, Orlick (who, BTW, consistently does… Continue Reading

Getting Shut Down In China. What Are The Odds?

Posted in China Business, Legal News

As I mentioned previously, I expect to be writing a number of posts arising from issues that were discussed at the recent Doing Business in China seminar I co-moderated last week.  At lunch, one of the attendees told me that they had been told by a higher up at a big U.S. retailer that they… Continue Reading

China’s Labor Laws: The Cultural Disconnect Goes Both Ways.

Posted in Legal News

Last week, I attended co-blogger Steve Dickinson’s lecture on China labor law. Steve’s lecture was part of a truly superb Doing Business in China seminar put on by Global Nav. The thrust of Steve’s speech was that labor laws in China have changed, they are being enforced against foreigners, and they are very different from… Continue Reading

China Real Estate Law — A Doing Business In China Seminar

Posted in Legal News

In this post and over the next few days, I will try to convey some of what went on at the recently concluded Doing Business in China seminar at which Steve (my co-blogger and fellow China lawyer) and I spoke in San Francisco. Qiang Li, an attorney with Los Angeles based mega-firm O’Melveny & Myers,… Continue Reading

Live Blogging From China Real Estate Seminar — Stay Tuned

Posted in Legal News

Assuming my Cingular Wireless (“2.5g”) internet connection is working today (hey, it has been working a bit more than half the time lately), I will be live blogging today and tomorrow from the two day Doing Business in China seminar (with a distinct real esate focus).  Both I and c0-blogger/China lawyer Steve Dickinson will be… Continue Reading

Why Do Business In Weifang, China? Third Tier Does Not Mean Third Rate

Posted in China Business

I never knew writing this blog would give me such incredible power. A couple of days ago, I did a post, entitled, The Basics of Getting Your Business Into China By WFOE/WOFE. That post briefly mentioned setting up a WFOE (Wholly Foreign Owned Entity) in “lesser known cities that encourage specific types of business development.”… Continue Reading

China Biotech Outsourcing

Posted in Recommended Reading

Just received an e-mail from one of our most loyal and best read readers, who is involved with a software business in China. The e-mail said only “Interesting discussion and affirms a lot of points being stressed in your blog” and then linked over to a podcast at ITconversations [link no longer exists] described as follows: Dr…. Continue Reading

Diddy Does Not Know Diddly About China Business

Posted in Legal News

I spent much of last weekend on an airplane going through stacks of documents I had been meaning to read for month. While doing so, I came across a big US government Commercial Services print-out I had picked up at a doing business in China seminar many moons ago. Darned but there was some good… Continue Reading

China Forum — Steve Dickinson On The New Paradigm For China Market Entry

Posted in Legal News

China Law Blog’s own China Lawyer, Steve Dickinson, was the third featured speaker at the recently completed Doing Business in China seminar in Chicago. Steve’s talk was entitled, “China: The New Paradigm for Market Entry” and focused on the idea that China today is not the China of ten years ago. Steve discussed the following five… Continue Reading

Is There A Chinese Mindset, And So What If There Is?

Posted in China Business

Yesterday, I did a post on Janet Carmosky’s speech at a recently completed Doing Business in China Seminar (The China Forum) in Chicago. I just returned home from Chicago to a slew of thoughtful comments on that post, that are simply too good to leave in the comments section. So here goes: Loyal CLB reader Joseph… Continue Reading

Live Blogging From The China Forum

Posted in Events

Beginning at about 1 pm PST/3pm EST today, I will be live blogging from the China Forum: Navigating China’s Business Landscape, taking place today and tomorrow in Chicago. This is a doing business in China seminar, with a slant towards the plastics industry. I met with many of the speakers at dinner last night and that… 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

Business China 2006 — San Antonio, TX, October 24, 2006

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On October 24, The University of Texas at San Antonio (USTA) International Trade Center and the Free Trade Alliance – San Antonio will be putting on the conference, “Business China 2006: Unlocking Chinese Trade Opportunities for Texas Businesses,” on the essentials of doing business in China.  Presentation topics will include Chinese business culture and communication,… Continue Reading