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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Applicability of Force Majeure in the Light of Coronavirus Outbreak

Categories: China 101, Legal Updates | By Peter Pang

A large number of electronics and chemical companies, pharmaceutical firms and those from the manufacturing sector are witnessing obstacles in the supply chain due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The situation has pushed the Chinese companies to withdraw from their contractual responsibilities, and more than 4,800 force majeure certificates have been issued as of…

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#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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