Trump President: What’s in It for China?

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

Much of the world, China included, is in shock over the recent election of billionaire property developer and TV reality shows mogul Donald J. Trump in the United States.  All of the pre-election polls, and even many of the leaders of Mr. Trump’s own Republican Party themselves, had written him off going into this past…

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New China’s Work Visa: A Welcome Change or Reason to Worry?

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

  In a recent development that could either spell great news or a reason for fear for foreign workers in China, on September 9, 2016, China’s State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (“SAFEA”), one of two Chinese government agencies currently charged with administering China’s visa program for foreign workers, announced major changes to China’s visa…

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China Cracking down on Malicious Trademark Registrations

Categories: Arbitration and Litigation, Business In China, Foreign Direct Investments, Intellectual Property | By Peter Pang

What does a deck of playing cards and a lighter have in common? ‘Nothing’, one could argue. On December 30th 2015, the Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court argued otherwise and endorsed a creative argument in a case involving the world’s largest playing card manufacturing company and a malicious trademark applicant. The United States Playing Card…

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