Category: Top Story

Citizen Suits: A Watershed Moment In Environmental Litigation?

As part of China’s effort to emphasize environmental protection, the amended Environmental Protection Law (EPL) went into effect a little more than a year ago. The revisions not only increased public participation, but also enhanced environmental organizations’ ability to file...

/ May 13, 2016

Talent in China: Find it, grow it, keep it

What do multinational companies operating in China look for when hiring top executives, and how do they develop those executives’ leadership expertise? Eric Dieny of DHR International and Jennifer Lawrence of Cambridge Corporate Training recently provided hiring insight to US-China...

/ May 11, 2016

TRADE FACTS: The US Trade Deficit with China

According to polling by the Pew Research Center, more than half of Americans are concerned about the US trade deficit with China. A few facts offer important context — and suggest a course of action. We have a large bilateral...

/ May 9, 2016

China Plugs Cross-border E-commerce Import Tax Loophole

The Chinese government has for the first time clarified tax policies for goods imported under the cross-border e-commerce model in an effort to regain control of the loosely regulated market. This new policy can enable foreign merchants to sell imported...

/ May 9, 2016

Drop in China’s social insurance rates could cut labor costs

Rising labor costs in China are setting off alarms with foreign investors because of increasing minimum wages and living standards, as well as the extensively developed social security system. However, as the central government exerts pressure to maintain economic growth...

/ May 6, 2016

Life Services Companies Catch a Break

A new value-added tax (VAT) reform has recently been implemented in China that could fundamentally alter the accounting systems of small and medium enterprises doing business within the country.

/ May 4, 2016

Companies seeking executives who are adaptable

The Morgan Philips Talent Survey explores employers’ hiring challenges in 2016 and employees’ intentions and motivations. This proprietary industry-leading barometer for the talent sector—now in its sixth year—includes probing perceptions into how digital platforms are currently supporting the challenges of...

/ May 2, 2016

Extending Your Web Business Into China

The explosive growth of Chinese online consumers provide tremendous market potential, however companies must learn to navigate the country’s spotty network inter-connectivity, dispersion of consumers across vast geographies, and daunting rules and regulations for delivering online content into China.

/ April 29, 2016

Obtaining a Certificate of Origin in China: Application Procedure and Administrative Measures

For enterprises lawfully established in China and those which enjoy the right to engage in foreign trade, it is important for an exporter to know the requirements of the target country in order to avoid obstacles when exporting goods.

/ April 27, 2016

Is China a ‘Market Economy?’ It doesn’t matter.

The key to the current discussion is in what comes next. Many have argued over whether China meets the criteria under U.S. law to be treated as a market economy. A closer reading of China’s WTO accession protocol reveals that...

/ April 26, 2016