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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A Silver Lining in A Dark Cloud Under the Compact of Coronavirus – Cross-border Franchising in China

Categories: Business In China, Foreign Direct Investments | By John Tan

First identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread throughout the world within the weeks that followed. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has created arguably the biggest global health crisis since the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, as nearly 2 million COVID-19 cases have been confirmed…

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Impact of Coronavirus on Foreign Investment in China

Categories: Business In China, Foreign Direct Investments | By Peter Pang

On March 11, 2020, the Chinese government announced that the number of new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country were falling for the first time since the virus was first identified last year in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. China’s aggressive public health policies to prevent the spread of the virus — the…

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