Last month I wrote a post entitled, How To Give Away Your IP In China, explaining how foreign companies so often “gift” their intellectual property to their Chinese manufacturers by not initially making clear in a Chinese language contract who will own the intellectual property that will be developed jointly by the Chinese manufacturer and the Western company.
Since becoming China’s President about two years ago, Xi Jinping has consistently stressed rule by law.
Current structural changes in China’s economy will have significant implications for Africa’s developmental ambitions.
As my law firm’s Vietnam practice continues to grow, I have become fascinated with how company’s make the decision on where to outsource their product manufacturing as between China and Vietnam, both for new products and for products currently being made in China.
Recent news reports suggest that Foxconn is having trouble securing investment benefits promised them by the Zhengzhou government.
Long ago I formulated a self-imposed rule. Whenever I or one of my firm’s other China lawyers receive three emails on the same thing in a week, I write about it. Haven’t been so forced for a while, but it happened this week and the topic is that good old stand-by, the China Bank Switch Scam.
The Chinese government makes no secret of the fact that in its view, foreign investment should be consistent with China’s economic development plans and industrial policies.
One of the most important things to determine before entering into a contract with a Chinese company is to make sure that you are contracting with the right company.
The latest hot issue in China/U.S. trade relations is the highly restrictive bank technology rules recently announced by PRC banking regulators.