Cooperative Joint Ventures

Savvy foreign investors may wish to consider the benefits of this flexible investment structureby Paul H. FoltaDespite the attractiveness of China’s business and foreign investment environment, the country is not an easy place to do business. Foreign businesses that seek...

/ January 2, 2005

Wahaha

The Chinese beverage company’s expansion is no laughing matterby Paula M. MillerIf you’ve traveled in China, chances are you drank at least one bottle of Wahaha brand water, or perhaps the company’s iced tea, fruit drinks, or its Future Cola....

/ September 1, 2004

IKEA with Chinese Characteristics

The Swedish furniture retail giant is bringing its unique style—and sales model—to Chinaby Paula M. MillerFor a truly global experience, try stepping off the streets of Shanghai into one of IKEA’s largest outlets. Though the first item you see may...

/ July 1, 2004

Beyond Codes of Conduct

Addressing Labor Rights Problems in Chinaby Robert J. RosoffThe attraction of doing business in China is undeniable. The country’s low labor costs, in particular, enable companies to manufacture apparel, footwear, toys, and many other products very cheaply. China is also...

/ March 1, 2004

Going West: A Progress Report

by Catherine Gelb and Dennis Chen For the last four years, the PRC government has been touting its Great Western Development Strategy (GWDS), an effort to improve the living standards of the 367 million Chinese, more than one-quarter of China’s...