For foreigners, doing business in China is tempting but challenging. Aside from all the difficulties of language, culture and social conventions, the most difficult challenge is understanding local laws and regulations in order to proactively protect your company’s operations and assets. Dan Harris, an attorney at his Seattle-based law firm Harris Bricken, has been helping clients navigate China’s legal landscape for almost 15 years. Since 2006, he has co-authored the China Law Blog, which delivers practical knowledge of Chinese law as it impacts on business. In this interview, Harris discusses legal issues important to companies doing business in China, including compliance, corruption and IP protection.
Chinese tech companies are stocking up on patent purchases, but is it anything more than share price padding?
In China’s fast-changing business environment, multinational companies are finding it increasingly hard to compete with Chinese companies. Our experts offer strategy tips that will help MNCs navigate China’s business landscape. Multinational companies (MNCs) in China are finding it hard to navigate what is an increasingly rough terrain. The economy is slowing, the cost of doing business in China is rising, and to add […]
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In January 2013, China’s internet user base reached 564 million users. China’s smartphone users have also surpassed the 300 million mark, signaling a tectonic shift towards mobile internet usage. Despite strict censorship controls on internet content in China, social media has caught on with unprecedented momentum. Established Twitter-like platforms such as Sina Weibo and Tencent […]
How do you kickstart innovation? Here are some pointers Beyond the law of supply and demand, one of the few things that most economists and policymakers agree on is that innovation is a very good thing. Most authorities acknowledge that the tremendous gains in lifespan and living standards made over the past 300 years have […]
What is behind the Chinese government’s move to enforce stricter intellectual property regulation?