FDI

National Treatment for Foreign Investors in China: Reality or Rhetoric?

What is the so-called “National treatment”? In international trade, “national treatment” refers to the principle that foreign goods and services should be treated no less favourably than domestic goods and services in the importing country’s market. This means that foreign products should not be subject to higher tariffs or other trade barriers than domestic products,

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Contract

How to Protect Your Business in China with an Enforceable Contract

A business contract is pointless if it cannot be enforced. Therefore, it is essential that any contract be drafted with enforceable elements and thoroughly reviewed. Here are four considerations for a contract to be enforceable when doing business in China: 1. The governing language While businesses can decide to use English or other foreign languages

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China Risks

12 risks SMEs face when doing business with China

It is cliché to say China is a huge market with great potential; however, doing business there can still be tricky. According to opinions shared at the U.S.-China Business Forum held by Forbes in August 2022 – most American businesses operating in China have noticed that it’s getting harder to do business in China. For

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Registered Capital, China

China Registered Capital, fully explained

When dealing with a Chinese business, you may want to check its capital position to assess whether it can support its operations sustainably. In this background, it is important to understand the concept and market practice related to registered capital in China. In China, however, when you look into a company’s capital, you will encounter

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eCommerce domain name squatting

Is It Possible for Businesses to Handle Their China Operations Remotely?

Since the pandemic, China has closed its borders to international travellers — personal, leisure, or business — for two whole years. As early as August 2020, the Wall Street Journal noticed that an estimated 250,000 business executives were stuck abroad and could not get back to China, leaving their local operations unattended. The challenge for

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Compliance Risks

Compliance issues for corporate executives to address before closing a China business

For various reasons, an international business might be thinking about exiting China. Compliance issues are often the top on the list in terms of knowing ahead what you’ll need to consider. Here are some insights for corporate executives to consider before closing a China business. What to check if you are considering exiting China? Every

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China Compliance Issues

China Imports Regulations: What Small Businesses Need to Know

This article is provided by Emilia Shi, a business lawyer based in Shanghai, China. She has over 20 years of experience in securities and corporate law. Emilia’s primary areas of practice include corporate governance and compliance, foreign direct investment (FDI), mergers and acquisitions, private equity and real estate. She has advised clients on projects covering

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China Risks

Ways to enter the Chinese market – Direct vs. Indirect

For foreign investors looking to enter the Chinese market, there are several preliminary issues to consider. Among those issues is whether you want to found a company in China, or simply want to do business there, with nothing more than maybe a small office. In general, there are two main options: Directly establish a legal entity VS. indirectly establish an entity in China.

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