Category: Operations

Company operations of businesses with offices in China

Managing Health Care Costs in the Asia Pacific

The 2016 Global Medical Trends Survey draws on responses from 174 leading medical insurers, of which 45% are from Asia Pacific. The survey results show the cost of health care benefits is projected to increase by 7.9% in 2016. The...

/ May 10, 2017

Quality of Leadership Matters Most to Senior Talent in China

Heidrick & Struggles China recently conducted a survey of 151 senior executives at director level or above in mainland China to understand how extensively employer branding affects corporate success, and the factors that attract them to and retain them at...

Labor Dispatch Services

Labor dispatch is an important option for foreign companies in China that require a low cost and flexible hiring process. Whether it is a company that needs to staff a short-term project within a demanding deadline, or one that needs...

/ April 24, 2017

Trade Union Law and Collective Bargaining in China

Industrial action in China entered uncharted territory last year. Labor unrest was previously confined for the most part to the manufacturing and construction sectors – the traditional linchpins of China’s growth. In 2016, however, it spread into the retail and...

/ April 21, 2017

China’s RMB Exchange Rate Issue Needs Objectivity

On February 24, hours after his new Secretary of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing China’s foreign exchange policy, US President Donald Trump publicly criticized China, labeling the Chinese as the "grand champions" of currency manipulation.

/ April 19, 2017

At Your Fingertips: Approaching China’s Mobile App Store Market

‘Appification’, or the process whereby web pages are translated into mobile operating systems for ease of access and use on smartphones, has gained momentum in China. As a result , mobile apps have become the main user interface, and have...

/ April 17, 2017

The Road to Globalization for Chinese Multinationals

Chinese companies looking for deals abroad face five main challenges when globalizing through M&A —including the often overlooked human capital.

/ April 14, 2017

Closing Shop on China’s e-Commerce Platforms

It is old news that the Chinese market is highly competitive and unlike any other in the world. Products that sell in London are not guaranteed to sell in China. The rainbow-lensed promises of e-commerce seem to be an easy...

/ April 10, 2017

Navigating the Haze of Environmental Compliance

Costs of complying with China’s environmental protection laws are rising as companies operating there face higher compliance costs, more frequent inspections, and a swath of new laws and regulations on emissions. Already held to high expectations of energy efficiency and...

/ April 7, 2017

Far from a Done Deal

Recently, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been thrust into the limelight with a spate of high-profile deals. An inter-agency committee of the US government, CFIUS has the authority to review, for national security reasons,...