Category: Operations

Company operations of businesses with offices in China

The New PRC Social Insurance Law and Expatriate Employees

With implementation details still unclear, foreign employees and their employers face uncertain financial and procedural hurdles. by Lesli Ligorner, Gordon Feng, and Mitchell Mosvick China’s new Social Insurance Law, which took effect on July 1, 2011, established the first national,...

/ January 1, 2012

The Ins and Outs of Hiring Local Senior Executives

As the war for talent intensifies, understanding China’s cultural nuances is key to hiring local senior managers.by Alex Eymieu Over the last decade, mainland Chinese companies have been competing more aggressively with multi-national corporations (MNCs) for senior business executives. For...

/ January 1, 2012

The Hospitality Talent Gap

China’s hospitality and tourism industry creates jobs and contributes to the country’s GDP, but it also faces human resources challenges. by Vincent A. Wolfington and Mark A. Wolfington PRC government policy initiatives, rapid economic growth, and recent events, such as...

/ January 1, 2012

Re-Thinking the Game Plan

With China’s sports industry in flux, foreign companies have more investment opportunities in the sector.by Matt BeyerOn a steamy afternoon this summer in Beijing, members of the sports press, the old guard of China’s basketball coaching community, and select high-ranking...

/ October 1, 2011

Improve Web Performance behind China’s Great Firewall

Companies can take simple steps to navigate China’s Internet regulatory process and boost their applications’ speed.by Jeff KimChina’s fast-developing Internet economy and expanding workforce of highly skilled professionals have made foreign businesses eager to deliver Internet-based content and applications to...

/ July 1, 2011

The Pros and Cons of Franchising in China

US companies must jump hurdles to operate successful franchises in China, but the potential benefits are too great to ignore.

/ July 1, 2011

Understanding Chinese Consumers

Older consumers may value price over quality, but younger generations are increasingly willing to pay premiums for higher-end products.by Yujun QiuSince China started its “reform and opening” policy in 1978, its economy has expanded rapidly, and most leading international retailers...

/ July 1, 2011

New Talent Outlook

A recent survey of mid- to senior-level managers in China shows they have rising ambitions—and a desire to balance work with home life.by Christine Raynaud and Chris WatkinsIs there still a talent war in China? A recent MRI China Group...

/ April 1, 2011

China’s Property and Casualty Insurance Market Set to Take Off

China’s insurance market is expanding steadily, and foreign companies must build up their operations to remain competitive. by Eric Zheng At a property insurance policy meeting in Shanghai, an insurance company representative asked a policy holder whether he would renew...

/ April 1, 2011

A New Labor Era: Higher Costs and Greater Pressures

Recent labor unrest may bring more challenges ahead for foreign companies operating or investing in China. by Luming Chen and Samuel Estreicher A series of labor conflicts erupted in China in 2010. Various foreign-invested factories concentrated in China’s coastal areas...