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This is China . . .

This is China. The data points tell us where China is heading and they are saying that its economy is tanking as it continues to decouple.

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The Real Meaning of COVID-zero.

I got an email from a friend/client yesterday and I liked it so much I got his approval to run it, lightly edited to strip out any possible identifiers and with links added. This friend/client runs what was for a long time a very successful manufacturing business in China. He owns and operates a company

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Chinese Company Lawyers

Chinese companies do not use lawyers the way most companies use lawyers. There are many reasons for this and it may eventually change.

China Supply Chain Nightmare

The China Supply Chain Nightmare: It Is Time to Panic

Fortune Magazine just came out with an article entitled: "Companies are beginning to panic: Experts say China’s lockdowns will make inflation and the supply chain nightmare even worse." To which my immediate thought was, "beginning"? Smart companies were panicking months ago; today is just the realization of so much of that panic. And do NOT say we did not warn you of all this. But before I turn to proving how our supply chain predictions have become reality, I will extensively summarize and quote from this Fortune article to get you up to speed with the disaster that is today's China supply chain. 

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How to Handle Your China Workforce During COVID-2

Many foreign companies with employees in China are looking to reduce their China workforce for obvious reasons. This is especially true in those cities where companies have employees that cannot work because of Chinese government mandated lockdowns and company shutdowns. But now is a not a good time for downsizing your China employee workforce, unless your plan is to leave China and never ever return.

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China’s Slowing Economy and YOU

China’s economy is slowing and that slowing is expected to quicken. This slowing is already impacting companies that do business in or with China, and that impact will increase. In 2012, I wrote China’s Slowdown and American Business for The Wall Street Journal. There was a slowdown happening in China  and the China lawyers at