Category: CBR Spotlight

Minimizing Headaches During China Investigations

Any company with more than a small presence in China will likely need to conduct an internal investigation in China at some point. Companies can take certain steps to minimize headaches when such an investigation is needed.

/ August 2, 2017

Hong Kong Announces Changes to Beneficial Ownership Regime

Hong Kong’s Financial Services and Treasury Bureau (FSTB) recently issued a consultation document on amending the Companies Ordinance law. If the amendment proposal is approved, companies incorporated in Hong Kong will need to identify their beneficial owners and register with...

/ July 26, 2017

China’s Official Statistics

Recently, several media sources reported that Liaoning province had been fabricating its economic data from 2011 to 2014. As reported by the state-run People’s Daily newspaper, city- and county-level governments altered economic data, including exaggerating their fiscal revenues by at...

/ July 5, 2017

Beijing to New York: A Building Challenge

The United States long ago ceded the title of world’s tallest building to Asia and the Middle East. Seven of the top 10 tallest completed buildings in the world are now in Asia, according to the Council on Tall Buildings...

/ June 12, 2017

Expecting in China: Employee Maternity Leave and Allowances

Maternity leave in China can vary widely by location, especially in terms of ‘late maternity leave’ as determined by the local government. It can also be complex for an employer to calculate how much maternity leave and allowance female employees...

/ June 9, 2017

Child’s Play: Opportunities in China’s Toy Industry

China’s toy industry posted strong growth in 2016, countering recent trends in China’s light industry sector. While China’s total exports dropped by 7.7 percent and imports by 5.5 percent in 2016, toy exports rose by 9.5 percent and imports by...

/ June 7, 2017

Top 3 Ways to Adapt Your Business to China Market

Many American companies have realized the potential of the $400 billion China market. While some have failed to expand their businesses into China, others have succeeded and reaped the significant rewards that China’s consumer base offers, which has grown to...

/ May 1, 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...

Roundtable Discussion with Matthew Pottinger, Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council

On April 19, 2017 the US-China Business Council held a discussion with Matthew Pottinger, the Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. Pottinger provided his views on the meeting of Presidents Trump and Xi at Mar-a-Lago 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