Basics of China Business Law

Chinese company Chop or Seal in PPE Deals

These last few months our China manufacturing lawyers have been working 24/7 on helping foreign companies, charities, states, and countries sort out the legal and business issues inherent in purchasing PPE from China (Personal Protective Equipment). These deals almost invariably must be done quickly, and that often means there is just not enough time to

China employment lawyer

Many foreign companies in China have laid off employees because of the coronavirus and some of these companies will eventually want to bring some or all of their laid off employees back. Our China employment lawyers are already getting inquiries about how to do this. We are also seeing situations where an employee who voluntarily

China employment lawyers

China’s economy is moribund and foreign businesses are paying the price. In an effort to minimize further losses, they are looking to cut costs. For many, this means reducing their workforce and reducing the hours of those who remain. But as Grace Yang, our lead China employment lawyer has written, the Chinese government is

coronavirus layoff rules

Since the coronavirus outbreak, many new employment rules have been released on both the national and local levels to cover new employment issues that have arisen due to the virus. With China’s economy significantly damaged and pressure coming from the central government to maintain stability, China employers are finding it difficult to strike a balance

China coronavirus employment laws

On February 7, the PRC Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security released Twelve Opinions on Stabilizing Labor Relations and Supporting Enterprises’ Resumption of Work and Production. Here is a short summary of the issues most relevant to foreign companies with employees in China and to expats in China.

First, employers and employees are encouraged

China Employment Coronavirus To Do List

Last week I wrote about new employment rules for dealing with the coronavirus. In my first article, I wrote about the new rules issued by Beijing employment authorities and then the next day, I wrote about the new rules issued by China employment authorities. The Beijing rules apply to Beijing and the China rules apply