China Briefing

Foreign Policy Starts The China Brief and You Should Read it

I have been a fan of Foreign Policy Magazine (now usually called just Foreign Policy or FP) since I was a kid — not kidding. I can remember always going to Michigan News in Kalamazoo, Michigan (that store has been there since 1947!) to spend my hard-earned newspaper delivery money on the latest issue of

Get smarter about china

The One Thing to Read About China: Sinocism/Bill Bishop

Last week we did a post, What to Read to Stay Up on China, with the following introduction: Our China lawyers are constantly asked what to read to stay up on China and our responses truly vary. A couple of our lawyers read almost exclusively Chinese language media and social media, believing anything else is at least

What to Read to Stay Up on China

Our China lawyers are constantly asked what to read to stay up on China and our responses truly vary. A couple of our lawyers read almost exclusively Chinese language media and social media, believing anything else is at least somewhat filtered. Another of our lawyers insists everyone should start their day reading the South China

Perspectives on Chinese Business and Law

Chinese Business and Law: The Book

I just finished the book, Perspectives on Chinese Business and Law and I very much liked it. This book lists four professors as its writers: one from Poland, one from Belgium, and two from China. More specifically, its authors are Dr Łukasz Gołota, Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations, Warsaw University (where I

Best books on China business

The Top Eight China Books

Over the years we’ve often been asked by both our readers and our clients what books they should read “to better understand China.” And over the years we’ve read and written about a ton of books on China. Yet I am never quite sure how to answer the question so I do the lawyer thing

China legal basics

THE Book to Read Before Your First China Trip

Every so often, one of our China lawyers will get an email asking for a recommendation of THE book to read to “better understand China” or “to get a better handle on China.” These requests often come 2-3 weeks before the person is heading off to China for the first time and they oftentimes mention

China Negotations

THE Book on How to Negotiate with Chinese Companies: The Fragile Bridge

Way back in 2012, my good friend Andrew Hupert wrote a book on negotiating with Chinese companies: The Fragile Bridge. And for the last five years, whenever anyone asks me what book to read to learn more about how to negotiate with Chinese companies I recommend The Fragile Bridge. Earlier this week, someone to whom

Export Guide

The Definitive Guide to Exporting

I have been a fan of Laurel Delaney and her blog, the Global Small Business Blog, for years. Ms. Delaney and her blog do for exporting what we seek to do here for China: provide no-nonsense, real-life information that helps. Ms. Delaney’s focus is on exporting products and services from the United States, with a