Benefits of Becoming a Good Corporate Citizen in China

Categories: Business In China, Labor and Employment Law | By Peter Pang

Information flows fast in the digital age. What people read about Chinese companies on the web and social media affects both the company’s reputation and its revenues. As such, it has never been a more important time to become a good corporate citizen in the global marketplace. And for many Chinese companies, integrating social responsibility…

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The New Normal: Shifting Chinese Workplace Policies During COVID-19

Categories: Business In China, Labor and Employment Law | By Peter Pang

The world is changing more quickly than any of us ever expected it to. Like enterprises around the world, modern Chinese companies must provide for their customers and their employees as COVID-19 threatens to bring much of the global economy to an unanticipated standstill. At the same time, racial and gender-based discrimination has leapt to…

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Long Awaited Civil Code

Categories: Business In China, Intellectual Property | By John Tan

On May 28, 2020, the  Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (the Country) was adopted at the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress, the top legislature. Since March, 2015, lawmakers of the Country  began to codify the Country’s Civil Code by systematically incorporating existing civil laws and regulations, and modifying and…

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Bringing The Spirit of the Me Too Movement to Trans-Pacific Businesses

Categories: Business In China, Sexual Harassment, Uncategorized | By Peter Pang

Women are rising up around the world, claiming a greater role in political and economic leadership. It’s happening everywhere and in the face of differing cultural values, history, and context that otherwise may have allowed for subjugation or discrimination. As difficult as this adjustment may be in the short-term, as women achieve positions of leadership…

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China’s Evolving Environmental Protection Laws

Categories: Business In China, Legal Updates | By Peter Pang

In the past, irresponsible industries sought out partnerships with Asian countries in order to avoid environmental regulations. China and its neighboring countries were unwilling “pollution havens” simply by nature of the fact that we did not have the same stringent environmental regulations that became common across North America and Europe over recent decades. As a…

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OVERVIEW OF WHAT IS NEW IN 2020 DRAFT AMENDMENT TO CHINA’S ANTI-MONOPOLY LAW

Categories: Legal Updates | By Anna Huang

As the 2020 Draft Amendment to the Anti-Monopoly Law makes its way through the state legislative process, this first amendment in a decade will, if passed, be a comprehensive change to the current anti-monopoly regime. The amendment addresses all perspectives of monopolistic practices, including monopoly agreements, abuse of a dominant market position, the concentration of…

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How U.S. Businesses Can Keep Trans-Pacific Operations Strong During COVID-19

Categories: Business In China, Legal Updates | By Peter Pang

China and the United States mutually benefit from their deeply intertwined relationships. The strong economic connection between the U.S. and China creates a natural incentive to keep trans-Pacific operations strong despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. China’s COVID-19 Response Proves Effective When coronavirus first hit, the Chinese economy took a massive blow to…

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Trademark – Your Pioneers for Doing Business in China!

Categories: Business In China, Intellectual Property | By John Tan

The early bird catches worm – this is an old saying, but it still goes well even in the entrepreneurial and business circles. I believe this phrase is always a reminder that the early bird gets an insider’s advantage over the others. Talking of business, trademark matters, in particular, this blog is focused on why…

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Taxation on a Foreign Enterprise without a Physical Office in China: Are You Obligated to Pay?

Categories: Foreign Direct Investments, Legal Updates | By Anna Huang

Foreign enterprises often come across a baffling issue when providing technical or consulting services by dispatching employees to its Chinese partners or affiliates. They are mandated to pay enterprise income tax in China even though they establish no physical office there. This practice triggers great concerns about double taxation. Moreover, a foreign enterprise must settle…

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How To Source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) From China?

Categories: Business In China, China 101 | By Peter Pang

As the number of global novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, healthcare facilities around the world are struggling with an increasing crush of patients, and are desperately looking for the equipment they need to better protect themselves from catching and spreading the virus. The ongoing pandemic has skyrocketed the global…

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