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Understanding Legal Proceedings in China

Enforcing contracts with Chinese partners is often difficult for foreign business owners in China. However, many foreign business owners hesitate to enter litigation in China because they assume that the legal process in China is a time consuming nightmare filled...

/ July 29, 2016
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TRADE FACTS: 5 Things To Know About China’s Nonmarket Economy Status

    When China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, its government’s pervasive intervention in the economy meant that China’s trading partners could not trust data on production costs to determine a fair market value in antidumping cases....

/ July 28, 2016
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Missing the Mark: The Importance of Trademark Registration in China

Apple has recently lost a few IP infringement cases in China. Earlier this month, there was a case involving the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Intellectual Properties’ suspension of the sale of all models in Apple’s iPhone 6 series due to...

/ July 27, 2016
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HealthTech VC Funding Quadrupled in Four Years to $4.5 Billion; Crowdfunding on the Rise

Healthcare delivery is poised for a radical change. The unparalleled ability to collect, mine, and analyse health data; the increasing sophistication of bio-sensors; and the exponential rise in the use of smartphones provide opportunities to reconsider how to efficiently provide...

/ July 25, 2016
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China’s Incomplete Growth Strategy

China’s economic growth has been slowing for six years. Eager to stem the longer than expected slide, Chinese government officials and economists have sought an effective policy response. Last November, they officially placed the blame on long-term supply-side shortcomings, which...

/ July 22, 2016
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Multinational companies’ HR issues larger than ever

The battle for talent is where the larger war for market supremacy will be won. Many talented individuals in China are questioning whether Western-based MNCs are still the employer of choice. Chinese companies are offering competitive compensation packages, attractive career...

/ July 20, 2016
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Prioritizing HR to succeed in China

Domestic Chinese companies are often held back by their lack of HR savvy. By identifying HR challenges, local firms and multinationals can put themselves firmly on the road to success.

/ July 18, 2016
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The Changing Landscape of China’s Manufacturing Sector

The relentless momentum of investors turning their sights toward China has softened as slowing growth and stock market volatility cause alarm among observers. In 2015, foreign direct investment (FDI) into China’s manufacturing sector came in at $39.54 billion, a slight...

/ July 15, 2016
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Up in Smoke: Why China has Banned Foreign Investment in Tobacco

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently announced regulations barring foreign investment in the country’s enormous tobacco industry, blocking foreign-invested enterprises and individual businesses from participating in tobacco wholesale, retail, and alternative forms of trading. These new restrictions...

/ July 13, 2016
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Quick tips to learn Chinese

Learning the “world’s hardest language” is all about your mindset and how you use your memory. And the good news is that there's a fast, easy way to store Chinese vocabulary in your memory and recall it on command. All...

/ July 11, 2016