The Role of Foreign Lawyers in CIETAC Arbitration Proceedings

When considering arbitration in China, it helps to know what foreign lawyers may and may not do under PRC law by Daniel Arthur Laprès There is general, though not unanimous, agreement that foreign lawyers may represent clients in proceedings before...

/ May 1, 2009

Electronic Waste Rules

China recently approved long-awaited electronic-waste rules, but a product catalogue is pending. The State Council in early March released long-awaited rules governing the recycling and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The new regulations, which take effect January...

/ May 1, 2009

Luncheon in Honor of PRC Foreign Affairs Minister Yang Jiechi

The US-China Business Council (USCBC) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) co-hosted a luncheon in honor of China’s Foreign Affairs Minister Yang Jiechi, who was in Washington for meetings with officials from the US State Department and...

/ May 1, 2009

The Gathering Storm: Preparing for Trade Remedy Cases

Companies that source in China should be on guard for trade remedy actions by Eric Emerson and Gary Horlick Recessions have historically brought sharp increases in trade remedy cases—antidumping (AD), countervailing duty (CVD), and safeguard proceedings—and there is no reason...

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