Just read this Harvard Business Review article on “How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You” and could not help but be reminded of almost every Chinese negotiation in which I have been involved. Scratch that. Every Chinese negotiation in which I’ve been involved.
Online sales in China are booming. Gigantic figures are regularly trotted out by commentators to illustrate the size of the online market, such as the recent jaw-dropping figures for online sales for China’s answer to St. Valentine’s Day, Singles’ Day (光棍节).
Just read a fascinating/spooky article by Reuters Shanghai reporter, Adam Jourdan, entitled, Spooked by probes, pharma executives ask: should I leave China?
In China’s Forty Hour Work Week Is Mandatory. Except When It’s Not, I wrote of how China’s labor law permits a flexible working hours system for senior management as an exception to the basic work week rule (it seems most municipalities enforce a 40-hour work week).
Our law firm’s lead China lawyer, Steve Dickinson, is based in China. Those who know Steve know that he does not pull punches. Ever.
China is actively spying on American companies. This isn’t new. But recent charges by the Department of Justice against five members of China’s People’s Liberation Army mark the first time the United States has formally charged foreign military officials with cyber espionage.
A couple emails between one of my firm’s clients and one of my firm’s China lawyers just landed in my in box.
China’s labor laws provide for a 40-hour workweek, but recognize that this workweek may not be practical for certain employees. A “flexible” working hours system is thus permitted for “senior management” as an exception to this basic hour rule.
I was talking with a China lawyer based in Beijing the other day and at one point he mentioned that he had recently been to a talk on Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone.