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August 3rd, 2020 | The cannabis cowboys are going corporate

Daniel Shortt in Quartz

“In Washington state, processors can just specialize in what they’re good at,” says Shortt, who is prone to rhapsodizing about the quality of his home state’s cannabis-infused candies. “Starbucks has gotten so massive because it went out and bought the whole line of production, the cups, the coffee, everything. But, is Starbucks a good thing?”

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July 31st, 2020 | “False and Misleading:” Suit Claims Select Vapes Contain Less THC Than Labelled

Jesse Mondry in WeedWeek

In a Thursday post at law firm Harris Bricken’s Canna Law Blog, attorney Jesse Mondry outlines problems Curaleaf and Cura have faced.

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July 31st, 2020 | China Considers Toughening Rules for Foreign English Teachers

Grace Yang in Voice of America

Grace Yang, an attorney specializing in international business and China law at the Seattle-based law firm Harris Bricken, told VOA that it’s risky for foreigners to teach in China.

“They don’t have a lot of income. If they got involved in labor contract disputes, they often cannot afford to hire lawyers to represent their interests,” Yang said.

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July 31st, 2020 | China Considers Toughening Rules for Foreign English Teachers

Dan Harris in Voice of America

Dan Harris, a leading authority on Chinese law and an attorney at the same law firm, wrote an op-ed in 2019 urging Americans not to teach English in China. He said that since 2018, there has been a huge increase in emails from foreign teachers in China seeking legal help with visa, employment contract, medical and landlord issues.

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July 30th, 2020 | Why America Is Afraid of TikTok

Dan Harris in The Atlantic

By this reckoning, TikTok, or for that matter any Chinese company, can’t be trusted, because China can’t be trusted. “There are probably many people at TikTok who just want to run a profitable company. But they can’t,” said Dan Harris, a founder of the law firm Harris Bricken, which specializes in business in China. “If you know how China works, you cannot claim that TikTok is secure.”

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July 30th, 2020 | “英语外教”在中国还是香饽饽吗?

Grace Yang in Voice of America Chinese 美国之音

Grace Yang is a senior lawyer at Harris Bricken International Law Firm in Seattle, focusing on international commercial law and Chinese law. She told VOA that foreign teachers are actually very risky when they are hired to teach in China. Foreign teachers don’t have much income. After getting involved in labor contract disputes, they often cannot afford to hire lawyers to file a lawsuit, or cannot hire lawyers who can represent their interests, so their rights and interests cannot be protected.
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