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Waiting at Hongqiao

July 30, 2007- by Adam Feeney

Howard French wrote this amusing International Herald Tribune article about recent delays at Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport. ...

Shanghai 0 Comment July 30, 2007, 4:07 pm

Foreigners Need to Comply with National Property Ownership Laws

July 26, 2007 by Adam Feeney

A recent Wall Street Journal article by Denis McMahon says that the prices of luxury properties are again rising in Shanghai after years of price stagnation following a 2005 tax increase by the Shanghai government. The article points out that prices for high-end residential units in downtown Shanghai have risen as much as 30% in the past three months.
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Shanghai 1 Comment July 26, 2007, 2:42 pm

Prestigious Law School in Shanghai

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the oldest Universities in China and was founded in 1896 by [url=http://en.wikip...

Shanghai 0 Comment July 24, 2007, 1:31 pm

US Creates New Import Safety Panel

July 19. 2007 - by Adam Feeney

US President George Bush created a cabinet-level panel this week to improve the quality of imported food and other products. While US Go...

Shanghai 1 Comment July 19, 2007, 1:39 pm

Shanghai Businesses Required to Have Chinese Signs

July 18, 2007 - by Adam Feeney

Shanghai city officials recently required all Shanghai businesses with foreign-language-only signs to add Chinese characters. The ostensible reason is that foreign-language-only signs violate the country's language law and obstruct access to Chinese residents. However, I believe this policy is misguided for a number of reasons.

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Shanghai 8 Comment July 19, 2007, 10:23 am

Ferrari Shows Importance of Trademark Registration

July 18, 2007 - by Adam Feeney

The following is an interesting post from China Business Law Blog, emphasizing the importance of foreign companies operating in China to register their trademarks, patents and other intellectual property to avoid future disputes. Lehman, Lee & Xu always advises its clients to register their IP in China, no matter the size of their business operations. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as Ferrari recently discovered:

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Shanghai 0 Comment July 18, 2007, 2:55 pm

Chinese Blogger Jailed for Giving Stock Advice

July 16, 2007

Interesting article from the AP:

Wang Xiujie, a blogger who made a business out of selling stock tips that would be delivered to subscribers via instant message, has been detained by Chinese authorities. Stock tip gurus have thrived in China's two quickly growing stock markets; however, the nation's government has recently criminalized the act of recommending stocks without a license.

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Shanghai 0 Comment July 18, 2007, 12:31 pm

Handling of Labor Case Criticized

July 18, 2007

Interesting article in the New York Times:

By HOWARD W. FRENCH

Published: July 17, 2007

SHANGHAI, July 16 ¡ª China¡¯s efforts to bring a quick end to an embarrassing labor scandal over slavelike conditions for hundreds of workers at brick kilns in Shanxi Province has provoked anger among victims and widespread criticism.

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Shanghai 0 Comment July 18, 2007, 12:26 pm