When it comes to enforcing US court judgments in China, the law has been clear and remains clear. China won’t do it.
The Wall Street Journal did a story by Wei Gu on the spending habits of Chinese tourists when overseas. No surprise, they are buying tons of luxury goods.
Many years ago, a number of people (china consultants, in particular) were applying the concept of quality fade to China. The idea was that once a foreign buyer became comfortable with its Chinese manufacturer, it could expect that manufacturer to start skimping on quality to save money.
There is some truth to an old expression about China employees, “once hired, never fired.”
In the last couple of years, we have seen a tremendous increase in cases involving U.S. companies (and lawyers) wanting to sue Chinese companies for Chinese manufactured product that has injured someone.
2013 was a milestone year for the development of China Intellectual Property Rights. During 2013, copyright, patent and trademark legislation were all revised.
One of the tougher issues we as China lawyers face is what we call the Home Office/China Office tension. These situations are tough for us because we are so often put smack dab in the middle.
A while back we brought on a fully qualified Chinese attorney as a paralegal in our law firm.
Had a great discussion with a bunch of our China lawyers the other day regarding how so many of our clients are expanding in Asia beyond China and of how so many of them have an Asia strategy, of which China is just one large part and usually initial part.
This post is the second in a series of posts by Grace Yang, one of our China lawyers resident in Beijing. Grace has her B.A. from Beijing University and her J.D. (law degree) from the University of Washington.