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Negotiating With Chinese Companies. The Pros And Cons of MOUs.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business

We have a number of times written on the problems that can arise from using memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Chinese companies. See the following for some of those posts: The China MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). Use Them At YOUR Peril. China MOU. Like I Really Care. China MOUs. I Really Do Care. Deeply. Mostly… Continue Reading

China MOUs. I Really Do Care. Deeply.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

My last blog post was a CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Interview) regarding my reaction to press releases/media stories regarding North American companies entering into an MOU (Memoranda of Understanding) with a Chinese company. The point I made in the interview is that stories about such MOUs are just not worth much because the MOU itself could… Continue Reading

China MOU. Like I Really Care.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

I was interviewed the other day by CBC Radio out of Canada for a story on the “Perils of Signing an MOU.”  The topic was the meaning of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between American and Chinese companies.  Andrew Kurjata conducted the interview and he reaffirmed for me what I have already observed first-hand: Canadian… Continue Reading

The China MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). Use Them At YOUR Peril.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

The other day, Steve and I were emailing with a reporter regarding on how Memoranda of Understanding, commonly called an MOU, are so different in China than in the United States and how that difference often causes early discord between Chinese and American companies. Steve started the discussion by talking about the differences in the… Continue Reading