China Modernizes Book review

Randall Peerenboom’s China Modernizes

The other day, Mark Anthony Jones (formerly of China, now returned to Australia), mentioned in a comment that he would like me to read Randall Peerenboom’s book, China Modernizes.  My response was that I would love to read the book, but since I am already way behind in my promises to read and review books,

China Law Blog

China’s Anti-Bribery Laws Rising

CFO Magazine has an interesting article on China’s anti-bribery laws, entitled, Corrupt or Careless? Its tagline is that “Enforcement of China’s anti-bribery laws is on the rise, and foreign companies could easily be on the wrong side of Chinese law without knowing it. The article starts out by briefly describing the Shanghai police’s recent arrests

racism in China

China Has NO Racial Discrimination, So Says China’s Government Press

Never had so much trouble deciding in what category to put a post before. We started this blog with six categories and they have never changed. They are as follows: China Business. Anything remotely business related (and not legal) goes in here. China Travel.  Like it says. Not terribly common. Events. China seminars and the

China gender imbalance

China: No Woman, No Cry

Much has been written lately regarding China’s gender gap and how by 2020, there will be 30 million more men than women in China. Many are predicting this lack of gender balance will lead to all sorts of social problems, including increased crime and instability. Many are even saying this will lead China to start

Google Translate Simplified Chinese

Google Chinese Translate

Google Translate has a beta version up for translating from Traditional Chinese into English and from English into both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Simplified Chinese is commonly used in Mainland China, Singapore, and Malaysia, while traditional Chinese is most common in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Google Translate is surprisingly good for translating from Chinese

China trademark registration

China’s Franchising Laws: Want Fries With That?

On May 1, 2007, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) will be enacting new franchise regulations that will apply equally to foreign and domestic franchisors and that are expected to make foreign company franchising easier. China’s franchise requirements are fairly basic. Franchisors must have been in business for at least one year and have owned at

Doing business with China

The China Syndrome: La Plus Ca Change. . . .

Lots of buzz out there regarding James Mann’s new, 127 page book, The China Fantasy.  I have not yet read the book so this post is based only on snippets from the book and on what I have read about the book. According to Mann, we have no reason to believe China is democratizing or

Bob Marley in China

Roots, Rock, Reggae, Dis Is China Music

Heard a story on NPR the other day that combines two of my favorite subjects, Reggae and China. Sorry, but I just cannot pass up the opportunity to post on Bob Marley, of whom I am such a fan that at one point in my life I had the goal of collecting all recordings of

storm trooper

NEWS FLASH — Mongolian Law Firm Clones Famous China Lawyer

He graduated college summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Chinese Language and Literature from one of America’s leading universities in that arena.  He graduated from a leading American law school with honors, where he was the law journal’s Articles Editor. He has published law articles in English and in German

China Law Blog

Ranking China’s Law Schools

The Chinese Law Prof Blog recently did a post on the ranking of China law schools and universities. Unfortunately, nobody seems to know the criteria behind the rankings, put out by a certain Mr. Wu, but here goes anyway: 1.  A++  Beijing University 2.  A++  People’s University (Beijing) 3.  A++  Wuhan University 4.  A++  Tsinghua