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China Non-Competes. The Basics Have Become Clearer.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

Earlier this year, China’s Supreme People’s Court of China promulgated various interpretations of various employment law issues.  These interpretations were intended to clarify and for the most part, they did.  In particular, what was once unclear about non-competes signed by China employees has now become much clearer.  I am not going to compare the old… Continue Reading

China Employee Non-Competes. Do Not Try This At Home.

Posted in Legal News

Many American companies (at least outside California where employee non competes are generally considered invalid) love non competes and they use them as a matter of course with most (sometimes all) of their employees.  Generally a non-compete agreement or a non-compete provision in an employee contract provides that the employee cannot work for one of… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 5.

Posted in Legal News

This is the final part of a series arising from a speech I gave last month at a biotechnology conference in Washington DC. In How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 1, I mostly looked at the risks China poses to intellectual property and very generally on how companies can determine how those risks should… Continue Reading

China’s Proposed Labor Laws: Foreign Policy With No Focus

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A quasi-interesting discussion going on over at the Foreign Policy in Focus site regarding China’s proposed labor laws, entitled, “Debate on Labor in China.”  The discussion is between the US-China Business Council, which knows whereof it speaks, and Foreign Policy in Focus (which describes itself as “a think tank without walls”), which does not. Foreign… Continue Reading

Chinese Labor Laws And Sticking It To The Man — The Draft Version Only

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I hate draft laws.  Hate ‘em, hate ‘em, hate ‘em. We American lawyers are trained to “think like a lawyer” (for what that may mean, go here, here, here, or here), not to learn laws by rote.  And if we lawyers are not expected to know laws by rote that have already been enacted, why… Continue Reading