Doing business with China

Doing Business In China: The Basics

A reader from Madrid, Spain, e-mailed me to ask about some China information posted on the U.S. Government’s export web site.  While perusing it, I came across a very good, yet somewhat outdated and basic, list of what the government calls Essential Advice for Doing Business in China. [Link no longer exists] The article calls

Amazing International Lawyers

Amazing Lawyers And The Criminal Side of China Business

China Law Blog’s own Steve Dickinson has been selected by Washington CEO Magazine [link no longer exists] as one of only five “Amazing Lawyers” and the only international lawyer among the five. I don’t want to go all Sally Fields on you here but I was thrilled to see that Steve and I made up

China Law Blog

Doing Business In China: Assume Nothing.

One of my favorite China business how-to blogs, China Solved, just ran an interesting piece on “managing by checklists” in China.  The article, appropriately entitled, “Checklist Management,” [link no longer exists] talks about how giving a checklist to Chinese employees can minimize cultural misunderstandings.  The post uses the making of a travel reservation as an

China product innovation

Doing Everything Right in China — A Primer

This article from McKinsey Quarterly [link no longer exists] details the China operations of Danfoss, a Danish manufacturer of mechanical and electrical products and controls.  Danfoss appears to have done just about everything right in its China business and their tactics there are quite instructive. I am particularly impressed by Danfoss’s doing the following: Going

International lawyers

How NOT to Handle Your China Legal Matters

There is an expression applied to those who do something particularly unwise in China: “checking one’s brain at the gate.” I got a call the other day from an American who told me he was owed more than $250,000 by someone in China. The American told me he had given this person in China the

China Law Blog

Protecting Your Intellectual Property from China: China IP Registrations are the "Bare Minimum"

Just came across this excellent McKinsey Quarterly article, Protecting Intellectual property in China: Litigation is no substitute for strategy. [link no longer exists] The article is on China Intellectual Property (IP) protection strategies. I like how this article stresses that legal tactics (such as registering and enforcing your IP and using China-specific contracts to secure

China future business

China’s Five Surprises

A reader from Ireland brought to our attention a recent paper, called “China’s Five Surprises,” written by Dr. Edward Tse, of Booz Allen. This paper does an excellent job discussing where China business is today and where we can expect it to be in the future. Its five main themes are as follows: 1.  Many

China intellectual property lawyers


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