When our China lawyers are asked to assist foreign companies in determining where to locate in China, the first thing we do is ask that they fill out a long questionnaire to better enable us to gauge what is and what is not important in their choice of China location.

We ask our clients to

The Financial Times’ FDIintelligence site [subscription required] just came out with its list of the top ten Asian cities for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2012 and three China cities made the list: Hong Kong, Chengdu, and Guangzhou. This ranking is based on data and expert opinion used to rank cities with the best prospects

From “neighboring” Qingdao

On August 4, 2010, the Dalian Labor and Social Security Bureau (大连人力资源和社会保障局) posted on its website a new list of requirements for foreign nationals seeking employment in Chinese companies based in Dalian. The new requirements mandate that foreign individuals must prove that the registered capital of their employer is greater than 3.0

Got a somewhat weird email today, but it makes sense, on some level, so here goes:

Dear Mr. Harris:
A question you may want to answer on your blog:
If you were 25 again — crisp J.D. in hand but, alas, no job — which city in China would you move to?
You’ve noted that