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China’s Coronavirus Impacts Everything: What Your Business Should Do NOW

Our international dispute resolution lawyers are involved in multiple cross border litigation matters hit hard by the coronavirus.  By way of one example, depositions scheduled for Chinese witnesses are having to be cancelled for the following reasons (among others): The coronavirus is impacting pretty much everyone in China. Travel within China is impossible for some and

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Leave China NOW!

For the last week or so, our China lawyers have been inundated by requests from employers in China for help in dealing with the many employment law issues created by the coronavirus has created. Just yesterday, our lead China employment lawyer, Grace Yang, wrote about that in Coronavirus and What China Employers Should be Doing

How to Form a China WFOE
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Forming a China WFOE: Ten Things to Consider

By popular demand we are reprising our “Ten Things To Consider” series, starting anew with forming a China WFOE. Here goes. Make Sure Your Business Scope is Legal. Too many WFOEs never get past the starting line. A number of industries are restricted to foreign-invested companies, so before you sign a lease in Shanghai or

China Manufacuring agreement
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China Manufacturing and Robots

Most companies that have their products made in China do so because it’s cheaper. Why is it cheaper? Because labor is so much cheaper in China than in the US and Europe, and labor is a significant portion of the production cost. But over the past several years, wages have been steadily rising in China,

Forming a China WFOE
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Forming a China WFOE: Needed or Not

If I were to list the ten biggest/most common mistakes the China lawyers at my firm see, not forming a WFOE and forming a WFOE unnecessarily would no doubt both be on that list. Let me explain…. We have written constantly about the risks of doing business in China without a WFOE. For more on

China employment law: not so simple.
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China Employment Law: Local and Not So Simple

Many years ago, Dan Harris of my law firm wrote a Forbes Magazine article (China’s Hourly Work Week: Think Locally) on how China’s employment laws had become so localized. Dan started that article with the following explanation: I have avoided writing on China employment law because it is so complicated and so localized. My fear