Ethical Supply Chain Management

Last fall’s melamine scandal illustrates the dangers of a less-than-rigorous approach to quality assurance. by Teresa DeLaurentis Companies doing business in China have had difficulty maintaining quality throughout the supply chain, as illustrated by recent food and product safety scandals....

/ May 1, 2009

Navigating the Downturn

by Godfrey Firth With most of the world mired in recession, all eyes are on China’s much-discussed and hoped-for potential economic recovery in the fall of 2009 or early 2010. Many multinational corporations seem to be pinning their hopes for...

/ May 1, 2009

Setting Up International Nonprofit Organizations in China

International nonprofits have a growing presence in China, but they still face an uphill battle to gain state approval and acceptance by Matthew Erie, David Livdahl, Jacelyn Khoo, and Henry Li In light of China’s encounter with the current global...

Off to the City

China’s rapid urbanization promises a higher quality of life for millions of rural residents but only if urban governments implement and enforce the right policies by Shahid Yusuf China’s urbanization rate is not extraordinary. It is approaching 50 percent, which...

/ May 1, 2009

Supporting Rule of Law in China

US businesses are helping China improve its legal systemby US-China Legal Cooperation Fund staff A unique effort to strengthen the rule of law in China, the US-China Legal Cooperation Fund is a charitable program supported by leading US companies engaged...

Beijingers’ Views of Americans

by Isaac Stone Fish Though it is difficult to generalize about Beijing’s roughly 17 million residents, in the seven years I’ve been traveling to and from China, I have noticed similarities in the way Beijingers discuss international relations with strangers...

/ May 1, 2009

Economic Recovery in the Works?

As the global economy contracted sharply in late 2008, the PRC government’s massive response helped China remain one of the few relatively bright spots in a bleak economic landscape. Boosted by the ¥4 trillion ($585 billion) stimulus package and other...

Tackling Intellectual Property Infringement in China

Companies can use several official channels to deal with intellectual property rights violations by Ryan Ong Companies face a challenging, rapidly evolving intellectual property rights (IPR) landscape in China. PRC officials are increasingly cognizant of the importance of IPR protection...

/ March 1, 2009

Blogs, Bulletin Boards, and Business

To succeed in China, businesses must understand China’s social media environment by Kaiser Kuo By now it is clear that the social media revolution—which includes the emergence of blogs, YouTube, wikis (websites in which users can edit content), and social...

/ January 1, 2009

Reaching China’s Digital Consumers

Advertising and marketing in China must join the online revolution by Michael Meyer, David C. Michael, and Christoph Nettesheim Many people outside China believe that few mainland Chinese use digital devices beyond the mobile phone and that those who do,...