Category: Tech

Electronic Chops: Unauthorized Use and Legal Risk Management in China

A company seal, or chop, is integral to the administration of a company and the key to legally authorize documentation in China. An electronic chop– the digital version of its physical counterpart– can be used for online transactions. However, electronic...

/ December 9, 2016

How Effective Chief Digital Officers Navigate Digital Transformations

By Heidrick & Struggles As mobile technology, constant connectivity, and data analytics become increasingly embedded in the fabric of daily life, few businesses have been left untouched. Digital disruption—the changes that result from applying new technology to goods or services—is not...

/ December 7, 2016

The 5 Levels of Information Security in China

While cybersecurity challenges have long affected foreign companies operating in China and raised concerns about discriminatory treatment of foreign products—particularly China’s recent push for “secure and controllable” technology—the beginnings of this trend can be traced to the early 1990s with...

/ December 5, 2016

Chinese Investment in Hollywood: Focus on Opportunity

Current anxieties are overblown and the scale of Chinese investment in Hollywood is far from a threshold where it could undermine its diversity and openness. More importantly, these investments create jobs and present tremendous opportunities for US entertainment companies.

/ November 28, 2016

Priorities Compete in NEV, Battery Regulations

Despite high-level government support for China’s New Energy Vehicle (NEV) industry, the Chinese government has been sending mixed messages to foreign companies investing in the world’s largest electric vehicle market. Some regulatory guidance is poised to advance the NEV and...

/ November 18, 2016

Better Together: The Potential of Crowdfunding in China

Crowdfunding, funding a project through online donations, has become a popular way to invest in the West; but in China, it’s a relatively nascent industry with enormous potential for future growth. The World Bank’s 2013 Crowdfunding’s Potential for the Developing...

/ November 16, 2016

City Spotlight: Investing in Hangzhou

Traditionally overshadowed by metropolises such as Shanghai and Beijing, Zhejiang Province’s capital city of Hangzhou found itself in the global spotlight during the G20 Summit. To beautify the city and ease congestion for its international guests, the government shut down...

/ October 26, 2016

Social Media Advocacy in China

Social media transformed the ways in which people connect with others, evaluate information, follow news and trends, and even how they shape government policy, but companies have yet to embrace social media advocacy in the ever-important China market.

/ September 30, 2016

Weathering China’s Cloud Computing Regulations

Last summer, Chinese tech giants Tencent and Alibaba announced investments into cloud computing services worth US$1.57 billion and US$1 billion, respectively. In 2014, cloud computing sales accounted for only five percent of China’s total IT market compared to 11 percent...

/ September 28, 2016

Out of the Scrapyard: How Foreign Involvement Can Help Solve China’s e-Waste Crisis

This summer, the US Congress introduced a bill aimed at stemming the country’s regular flow of discarded electronics to China. The United States exports large amounts of e-waste to the Middle Kingdom—albeit often unintentionally—contributing to health and environmental problems and...

/ September 26, 2016