China as one giant casino

China as One Giant Casino

Go ahead and describe China as one giant casino. And go ahead and call its legal system rigged. All this is fair. But do not let any of this be be an excuse for you not doing whatever you can to increase your own company's odds when doing business with China. Because if you do not do what it takes to protect yourself, I can guarantee you will have bad results.

How to control your China operations

How to Maintain Control of Your China Operations: WFOE or JV or Something Else?

How to control your China operations while avoiding China government control is critical and companies looking to do business in China need to decide what the China market means to them and what they are willing to risk. Companies looking to do business in China should decide what the China market means to them and what they are willing to risk. There is no way to entirely avoid China regulatory risk, but depending on your product or service and your company’s and owner’s risk appetites, there is always a way forward. The question of how to control your China operations is just one of many questions to ask.

China reputation risks

Doing Business with China: Peng Shuai and Your Reputation Risks

Doing business with China just got another level of riskier. That's because these days, what The CCP Does In China Does NOT Stay in China. Ten years ago, our China lawyers would explain to our clients how what they did in China might redound to their detriment outside China. Three years ago, our China lawyers would explain to our clients how what the CCP is doing in China might redound to our client's detriment outside China. And now, our clients are explaining to us how what the CCP is doing in China might redound to our client's detriment outside China.

Doing business in or with Taiwan

Doing Business in or with Taiwan Could Mean Trouble with China

Doing business in or with Taiwan is likelier to get tougher for those who also do business in or with China. As China ramps up its attempts to pressure and intimidate Taiwan, we expect it to expand the scope of what is unacceptable cooperation with Taiwan's government. If political donations to Taiwan's governing party are verboten, why not paying taxes? Or establishing a company in Taiwan? Or selling equipment to Taiwan's military? Or even simply doing business in or with Taiwan?

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Do NOT Teach English in China and Why EVERYONE Should Read This: Part 2

Do not teach English in China because it is difficult to do so legally and because you will likely be treated badly if you do. If you are thinking about taking a job teaching English in China, my strong advice is DON’T DO IT. Look for such a job in Vietnam or Thailand or Japan or Spain or Mexico or Colombia or Brazil or the Czech Republic or really just about anywhere else in the world. I say this because teaching English in China has become that corrupt, that horrible, that exploitive, and that risky.