During the past year, the number of calls from American (sometimes European) SMEs pushed out of China for having operated there without a legal entity (such as a WFOE) have doubled? What is causing this increase of foreign companies getting shut down in China?It’s the economy, stupid.
You know how when you buy a particular kind of car you all of a sudden see that particular brand of car everywhere? A similar thing has been happening to our law firm with respect to Vietnam.
With the media recently paying so much attention to foreigners businesspeople getting in trouble in China, the phones of our firm’s China lawyers have been ringing off the hook from worried Americans based in China.
At least once a month, one of our China lawyers will get a call from someone asking us to form a “China company” for them before they start doing business in China “next month.”
After years of expectation, China has begun to accept multi-class trademark applications since the newly-revised Trademark Law became effective on May 1, 2014.. Does this practice meet the anticipation of the trademark applicants?
U.S. agricultural exports to China have increased by 120% since 2008, to nearly 28.9 billion dollars in 2013. Agriculture now accounts for nearly 24% of US-China trade .
Extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act, set to lapse on Sept. 30, 2015, will enable the U.S. to maintain a competitive edge against China in the rapidly expanding African market.
As most everyone who flies around China already knows, flight delays are maddeningly common there.
For years I have heard of how China’s press can be bought off with red envelopes.