China E-Commerce: The Reforms and the Realities* E-commerce for Foreign Invested Entities (FIEs) in China is in upheaval. Beginning with the much discussed liberalization of the investment cap for foreign entities conducting e-commerce business in China, and most recently with the draft e-commerce law, big changes are afoot. This post briefly summarizes the more important changes, briefly assesses their effect in practice,...
China Trademarking that Resonates* Trademarks protect your business name, product names, domain names, logos and slogans. If you are doing business with China or even just planning to do so, these all need to be a part of your China trademarking plan in both English and Chinese. Prior to filing though, it is important to thoroughly think through the...
Is Mexico Really Better Without China? Part Two In part one of this series, I discussed former Mexican Ambassador to China Jorge Guajardo’s opinion piece on what he saw wrong with the China-Mexico economic relationship. In this, the conclusion, I will present Guajardo’s proposed solution and offer my own advice on how Mexico should deal with China. Ambassador Guajardo’s analysis of the China-Mexico economic relationship […]
Is Mexico Really Better Without China? Part Two In part one of this series, I discussed former Mexican Ambassador to China Jorge Guajardo’s opinion piece on what he saw wrong with the China-Mexico economic relationship. In this, the conclusion, I will present Guajardo’s proposed solution and offer my own advice on how Mexico should deal with China. Ambassador Guajardo’s analysis of the China-Mexico economic relationship...
Is Mexico Really Better Without China? The following is a guest post by Adrián Cisneros Aguilar.* A Spanish language translation is directly below the English version. Jorge Guajardo, Mexico’s former Ambassador to China, recently published an opinion piece titled “Dejemos a China por la Paz” [“Let’s Leave China for Good”], which was quickly and enthusiastically retweeted by Jorge Castañeda, former Mexican Minister […]
China and Mexico: The Two Amigos? Part IV In my first post, I discussed China’s efforts to build stronger economic ties with Mexico – and why Mexico should be clear-eyed about China’s motives. In my second post, I examined the current economic relationship between Mexico and China. In my third post, I explained why the economic relationship between China and Mexico has made […]