A while ago I was interviewed by Laurel Delany for her article, Legal Tips for American Small Business Owners Doing Business in China Laurel wrote the book, Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably, a truly excellent book on importing and exporting.
Got an email the other day from the owner of a leading Northwest interior design firm. This person who has asked to remain anonymous, wanted to tell me about how he and his company had been scammed, so as to prevent others from suffering the same fate.
Read this amazing article entitled, How Wal-Mart Made Its Crumbling China Business Look So Good for So Long.
China is continually tightening its requirements for proper usage of workers through third party hiring agencies and this is causing all sorts of confusion for foreign companies doing business in China or seeking to do business there. With this post we seek to clarify the current rules.
Last week, China government news agency Xinhua announced that the government would be cracking down on foreign company tax avoidance.
On November 11, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (the Plan). In what is being touted as a significant step forward in the fight against climate change, the U.S. will aim to reduce its emissions by 26%-28% below its 2005 levels by 2025.
Our China lawyers sometimes get “simple” questions from our WFOE clients regarding China’s labor law. One such question is whether they must use Chinese as the prevailing language for their labor contracts with their employees, especially with their expat employees.
One of the most common and best ways to get an already rejected China trademark registered is by using an appeal to show that the Chinese Trademark Office was wrong to believe that some other company rightfully owned the trademark.
As I wrote in China Employee Probation: Don’t Let It Slip Away, labor contracts for new employees often include a probation period (试用期) designed to give the employer (mostly) and the employee time to test each other out.