Category: Top Story

Preventing a leadership crisis in Asia’s talent pipeline

Scarce—and in some cases, unprepared—management talent hampers some multinational companies’ growth ambitions in Asia. Therefore, it is vital for companies to develop a pipeline of prospective leaders. Failing to plan in advance could leave critical positions temporarily unfilled, something that...

Eyes Wide Open: Broader Due Diligence for a More Complex China Market

Due diligence is the process of investigating the background of a company or individual before entering a formal business relationship. This traditionally focuses on financial, legal, and reputational aspects of the subject company and its principals. Reputational (or integrity) due...

/ August 8, 2016

Changing Import Tax Policies for e-Commerce in China

Exporters trying to sell to the lucrative Chinese market, with or without a physical presence in the country, are well aware of the country’s booming cross border e-commerce industry, which grew over 30 percent in 2015 despite the slowing of...

/ August 5, 2016

Welcoming our Chatbot Overlords: Why the world needs to look to China, not the US, for innovation in this sector

“Chatbot” should be a candidate for word of the year. Western businesses are already preparing their customer service protocols, but it’s China and the Chinese consumers that are responsible for the rise of this technology.

/ August 1, 2016

Understanding Legal Proceedings in China

Enforcing contracts with Chinese partners is often difficult for foreign business owners in China. However, many foreign business owners hesitate to enter litigation in China because they assume that the legal process in China is a time consuming nightmare filled...

/ July 29, 2016

TRADE FACTS: 5 Things To Know About China’s Nonmarket Economy Status

    When China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, its government’s pervasive intervention in the economy meant that China’s trading partners could not trust data on production costs to determine a fair market value in antidumping cases....

/ July 28, 2016

China’s Incomplete Growth Strategy

China’s economic growth has been slowing for six years. Eager to stem the longer than expected slide, Chinese government officials and economists have sought an effective policy response. Last November, they officially placed the blame on long-term supply-side shortcomings, which...

/ July 22, 2016

Multinational companies’ HR issues larger than ever

The battle for talent is where the larger war for market supremacy will be won. Many talented individuals in China are questioning whether Western-based MNCs are still the employer of choice. Chinese companies are offering competitive compensation packages, attractive career...

/ July 20, 2016

Prioritizing HR to succeed in China

Domestic Chinese companies are often held back by their lack of HR savvy. By identifying HR challenges, local firms and multinationals can put themselves firmly on the road to success.

/ July 18, 2016

The Changing Landscape of China’s Manufacturing Sector

The relentless momentum of investors turning their sights toward China has softened as slowing growth and stock market volatility cause alarm among observers. In 2015, foreign direct investment (FDI) into China’s manufacturing sector came in at $39.54 billion, a slight...

/ July 15, 2016