Tag: Best Practices

Trade Secret Enforcement in China: Options and Obstacles

Companies can better protect trade secrets by implementing best practices for prevention and enforcement.by Ryan OngTrade secrets issues with China have grabbed headlines in recent months, with a number of high-profile cases involving the discovery of trade secret theft or...

/ January 1, 2013

Improving Local Government Affairs

To be successful in China, foreign companies must build strong, lasting relationships with not only the central government but with local governments as well.by Nancy Huang and Julie WaltonLocal PRC government offices exert a significant amount of influence on foreign...

/ April 1, 2012

State-Owned Enterprises: Partners and Competitors

Foreign companies are re-thinking strategies to compete and partner with China’s state-owned enterprises in China and abroad. by Joie Ma As China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) develop rapidly with assistance from the PRC government, some foreign businesses are considering new partnership...

/ January 1, 2012

Transitioning Key Executives to China

Going above and beyond traditional relocation programs helps expats hit the ground running. by Betsy Neidel For companies with a global outlook, having a foothold in China is a growing necessity. A recent survey by the US-China Business Council revealed...

/ January 1, 2012

Strategies for Participating in China’s Standards Regime

Though China’s evolving standards system differs from its Western counterparts, US companies can take steps to participate. by Ryan Ong China’s standards and conformity assessment system shapes many hot button issues—from product safety to indigenous innovation. For companies across sectors,...

/ April 1, 2011

Build a Winning Sales and Distribution System

Companies with successful sales and distribution systems in China have adopted certain common best practices.by Hubert Hsu, Waldemar Jap, Carol Liao, and Vincent LuiConsumer wealth—and private consumption—is expected to grow markedly in the near future. Between 2010 and 2020, China’s...

The Race for Regional Headquarters Takes Off

Foreign companies should compare local policy incentives to choose the best site for their regional headquarters in China.by James Yong Wang and Tony ZhangChina’s major cities have been competing to attract regional headquarters (RHQs) since the late 1990s. In 1999,...

/ November 1, 2009

Target the China Market to Ride out the Recession

In a slowing global economy, foreign-invested enterprises in China should refocus on China’s domestic market by Sigmund Floyd The United States and large parts of the developed world are struggling through financial crises, and the global downturn has severely affected...

/ July 1, 2009

How to Reduce Hepatitis B in the Workplace

The success of GE China’s HBV vaccination program offers an example for companies considering similar programs by Stephen A. Maloy General Electric China Co., Ltd. (GE China) offered a voluntary, free hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination program to all employees...

/ July 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...