Went to dinner with a Shanghai friend the other night.  This is someone who has been living in China nearly twenty years and speaks fluent Mandarin and Shanghainese.  This is a “China guy” who really knows China.

A couple of his stories resonated.  One was about how his best client fired him.  Here’s that story.  

Ancient as it may seem, this blog still has around 1,000 people who read us via email.  Many of those readers have been subscribing virtually since our inception in January, 2006.  What I have always liked about email subscribers is their ability to respond directly to us (and our posts) simply by writing a responsive

By: Steve Dickinson

This post is Part Two in our two part series on how Chinese companies typically view investments and how this view impacts Western companies that invest in Chinese companies, and even how this can impact all companies doing business in China.

As I explained in Part One of this series, Chinese companies

My firm has been gearing up for a couple of CIETAC commercial arbitrations against Chinese companies and one thing we can state with near certainty is that neither will settle. The reason for this is Chinese companies virtually never settle their in-country litigation matters. In the United States, something on the order of 97% of