“Stole” the below from an email on which I was cc’ed from one of my firm’s China lawyers setting forth who from a China SOE (State Owned Entity) should sign its China contract.

1. SOEs have business licenses just like other Chinese companies.

2. Each Chinese company has only one “legal representative” (a term of

Many months ago, co-blogger Steve Dickinson was interviewed regarding the Legal Representative’s role in Chinese companies.  I was cc’ed on one of the emails regarding that interview and I am running that now because much of what was discused is helpful to foreign companies doing business in China.

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