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 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?