#ChinaToo: The Social and Professional Costs of Speaking Out against Sexual Harassment in China

Categories: China 101, Sexual Harassment | By Peter Pang

The fact that sexual harassment is a huge problem in China is virtually beyond dispute. Unfortunately, however, studies indicate that almost all Chinese women are reluctant to speak out about sexual harassment. It has been estimated, for example, that the odds are about 25 to 1 against a university student reporting any given instance of…

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#ChinaToo: Sexual Harassment Training for Your Subsidiary in China

Categories: China 101, Sexual Harassment | By Peter Pang

As mentioned in Part I of this series, in January 2019, the PRC Supreme Court issued a decision that paved the way for sexual harassment lawsuits in China. Before then, sexual harassment lawsuits were impossible, although it was possible to file a lawsuit by recharacterizing the same conduct in a manner that would permit a…

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If You Have a Brand, We Have a Plan: The Unique Challenges and Opportunities of Franchising in China:

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

Depending on who you ask, China’s middle class now numbers at least 400 million people (more than the entire population of the United States) and it is growing rapidly. These newly prosperous people enjoy considerable disposable income, and they can be characterized, at least in part, by a fondness for Western products – especially fast…

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#ChinaToo?: Sexual Harassment in China and the Long Road Ahead

Categories: Blog, China 101, Sexual Harassment | By Peter Pang

#ChinaToo is a three-part series on sexual harassment in China and the changes that may be coming in the wake of the #MeToo movement in the United States. This article is the first installment in the series. Sexual harassment has never been much of a legal issue in China, at least until the #MeToo movement…

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Renting an Apartment in China: Know Your Rights

Categories: Blog, China 101 | By Peter Pang

Renting an Apartment in China

Many foreign nationals have flocked to China’s largest cities in recent years, only to find that both the property market as well as Chinese landlord-tenant law are substantially different than in other jurisdictions. By typing “renting an apartment in China” into any Internet search engine you will find that the first results are stories about…

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Should You Drive in China or Lease a Car and Driver?

Categories: Blog, China 101 | By Peter Pang

  As China’s economy has continued to experience economic growth at a rate unparalleled among modern economies, the country’s GDP has expanded at a rate of nearly 6-7% per year for more than 20 years.  The Chinese economic miracle doesn’t have a comparison in modern times, as it has rapidly created an expanding middle class…

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How to Protect Trade Secrets in China When Employees Leave

Categories: Business In China, China 101, Labor and Employment Law | By Peter Pang

The challenge is thus how a Chinese company can protect its trade secrets when an employee quits to either start a competing business of his or her own or to join a competitor without violating PRC law in the process As China continues to develop truly world-class e-commerce and other Internet and technology companies like…

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Obtaining an ICP License in China: A Business Necessity for Any Web-Based Presence?

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

  The Internet has exploded in China, and some of the world’s leading e-commerce and other web-based business like Alibaba, WeChat and others have originated from the PRC.  However, the PRC does exercise stricter control over the Internet and websites than some foreign businesses might be used to. In order to operate a website in…

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How to Set up a WFOE in 2017

Categories: Business In China, China 101, Foreign Direct Investments | By Peter Pang

  In 2016, China’s government passed a new foreign investment law (the Foreign Invested Enterprises Law) designed to make the PRC a more attractive environment for foreign investors.  In connection with this new law, the Chinese government, through the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), also issued new regulations regarding the formation and registration of wholly foreign-owned…

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Employee Handbooks in China: Why You Should Have One

Categories: Blog, Business In China, China 101, Labor and Employment Law | By Peter Pang

In many Western countries, written employee handbooks have been standard practice for most employers for decades. These handbooks provide a uniform set of guidelines that the employer follows in terms of employee dress codes, vacation policies, procedures and grounds regarding discipline and termination of employees, and a whole host of other issues that may arise…

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