Category: Operations

Company operations of businesses with offices in China

Managing Risk in the “New Era”

The way companies integrate teams, build relationships with government officials, and respond to risk is changing.

/ August 14, 2020

Design Patents vs. Trade Dress: Protecting IP in China

How both avenues can strengthen a foreign company’s IP portfolio

/ July 31, 2020

As China Emerges from COVID-19, US Companies Invest to Compete

Solutions to short-term challenges may end up outlasting the pandemic.

/ July 24, 2020

Delisting from Exchanges: Tough Prospect for US-Listed Companies with Operations Based in China

This article has been adapted from an original publication by Squire Patton Boggs. On May 20, 2020, the US Senate unanimously passed S.945, the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, as introduced by Senators John Kennedy (R-LA), and Chris Van Hollen...

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

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

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

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

The New Rules of Tax Residency: A Potential Trap for Foreigners?

US and other foreign businesses now face higher income taxes in mainland China following new rules issued in March by China’s tax administration. The new law and implementing rules impose tax filing obligations on the worldwide income of foreigners (which...

/ May 15, 2019