Addressing Risk in the Era of US-China “Great Power” Competition

Washington’s obsession with national security presents compliance and reputational risk to US companies in China, but they can protect against it.

/ January 13, 2020

Export Controls on Emerging and Foundational Technologies: A Null Set?

There may be less than meets the eye to Congress’s latest export controls push.

/ January 3, 2020

The Year in Social Credit: Where is Corporate Social Credit Going in 2020 and Beyond?

There is a widespread misconception that 2020 is the year in which some kind of master switch will be flipped, and the SCS will suddenly come to life. 

/ December 27, 2019

Five Takeaways from China’s Fourth Plenum

While the initial readout was uncontroversial, the more detailed document released days later raises some concern about industrial policy.

/ November 7, 2019

China’s IP System was Improving Even Before the Trade War

Despite little progress on intellectual property in the trade talks and the difficulties of implementing reform, China is quietly revamping its judicial system to better protect both domestic and foreign IP.

/ November 6, 2019

The Social Credit Shadow Looming Behind the Trade War

China aimed to have its comprehensive Social Credit System ready to roll out by 2020. Just a few months from that self-imposed deadline, where does the SCS stand today?

/ October 7, 2019

Rulemaking in China: Public Participation is Taking a Leap Forward

How the Chinese government has been slowly incorporating public feedback into its largely walled-in lawmaking process.

/ September 20, 2019

Trending Toward Reciprocity: Enforcement of US Judgments in China

Landmark cases provide glimmers of hope in the absence of a formal policy of bilateral legal reciprocity.

/ September 6, 2019

Adapting for China? Winning Brands Don’t Seek to be Understood, but to Understand

Lessons learned by established Western brands that have successfully adapted for the Chinese market.

/ August 26, 2019

Turning the Tables: The United States, China, and the WTO National Security Exception

As the world’s two largest economies continue to escalate their ongoing trade dispute and justify their protectionist policies under the guise of national security measures, there is little to stop the rest of the world following suit.

/ August 16, 2019