Archive for December, 2012

China’s Silver Lining

When I think about China and precious metals I primarily associate China with gold. I
have read many articles written about China’s ongoing huge appetite for gold. I have
written a couple of such articles myself. However, it now appears that all that glitters in
China is not just gold. It is silver as well. [...]

Published by admin on December 28th, 2012 tagged China News | Comment now »

Caveat Emptor and Genghis Khan

For those of you who missed it, “Newsweek” magazine published a very interesting article written by Oliver Steeds entitled, “The Hidden Grave of History’s Greatest Warrior” in the December 10, 2012 edition of the magazine. You can read the article on-line at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/12/02/the-hidden-grave-of-history-s-greatest-warrior.html. The article is about the hunt for the tomb of [...]

Published by admin on December 28th, 2012 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

China’s Ministry of Justice has begun inviting foreign lawyers and law firms to join the Shanghai Bar Association

China’s Ministry of Justice is opening the door for foreign lawyers and law firms to join the Shanghai Bar Association. In an inauguration ceremony in July 2012, the Shanghai Bar Association granted approval on 216 lawyers, who are working in the shanghai offices of international law firms, the legal department of well-know foreign invested enterprises [...]

Published by admin on December 11th, 2012 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

Tips For Eliminating Risks When Outsourcing Manufacturing To China

On 12/6/12, “Newsday” posted on its website an article entitled, “Manufacturing Firm Offers Tips for Eliminating Risks when Outsourcing to China”. http://markets.financialcontent.com/newsday/news/read/22925155/Manufacturing_Firm_Offers_Tips_for_Eliminating_Risks_when_Outsourcing_to_China
MERI China is a U.S. based and U.S. owned global OEM company for small to medium-sized companies whose market share is typically confined by their infrastructure. MERI’s U.S. office is in Spokane, [...]

Published by admin on December 11th, 2012 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

New Chinese Visa Policy Announced

December 6, 2012. “China Daily” (www.chinadaily.com/cn) posted the following article entitled “Beijing set to welcome visa-free visitors” on their website:
“The decision to waive visas for foreign visitors for 72 hours is a major step toward Beijing’s goal of becoming an open international city, tourism experts said.
The capital announced on Wednesday that, from Jan 1, visitors [...]

Published by admin on December 11th, 2012 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

Bribery in China

On April 29, 2012, Reuters posted an article written by Jason Stubler entitled, “For Businesses in China, a Minefield of Bribery Risks”, (www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/30). In his article Mr. Stubler writes:
“Foreign companies doing business in China must navigate a business culture in which bribery is rife, finding ways to remove obstacles to expanding in the world’s [...]

Published by admin on December 11th, 2012 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

LLX- Legal Comments on Inventors Remuneration with respect to the Draft Regulations regarding Inventors Remuneration published by SIPO.

Q1: On November 12, 2012, the State Intellectual Property Office (“SIPO”) of the People’s Republic of China released the draft regulations (“Draft Regulations”) regarding inventors remuneration. What is the goal of these Draft Regulations?
A1. They are mainly to boost the innovation and develop talent through science and technology.
Q2. What kinds of arguments or comments have [...]

Published by admin on December 7th, 2012 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

Moving to China – Shipping Books and Household Goods

Recently a good friend of mine (let’s call him Bob) accepted a position in China which requires him to move to Beijing. The logistics of making this move, although a bit daunting, seemed to be quite manageable. With the assistance of his employer in China, all the documents necessary to support his [...]

Published by admin on December 7th, 2012 tagged China News | 1 Comment »

Wealth in China Infographic

Iit is a pretty widely accepted fact worldwide that there is a considerable amount of wealth to be found in China. Recently a very good graphic depiction of where to find this wealth, who controls it, where they live or are located and much more was posted on the internet. I came across [...]

Published by admin on December 7th, 2012 tagged China News | 1 Comment »