Law + Regulation

LCB Entrepreneurship Interview Series List

Learn Chinese Business has recently started to conduct a series of interviews on entrepreneurship in Greater China with the intention of helping individuals to learn what doing business in the region is like, and especially if they have thoughts of starting their own businesses there. Below is the list of interviews as it currently stands,...
An Increasingly Open China: A Talk with Dr. Stephane Grand

An Increasingly Open China: A Talk with Dr. Stephane Grand

By Thibaud Andre   I recently met with Dr. Stephane Grand, founder of the accounting and financial firm SJ Grand in China. Dr. Grand was recently invited to the European Commission to prepare for the visit of Xi Jinping, and he is one of the foremost experts on the economic and legislative evolution of China....
Treachery: Four Stories to Make You Watch Your Back in China

Treachery: Four Stories to Make You Watch Your Back in China

  By Ward Chartier In the six countries in which I’ve worked, I’ve experienced in my operations or witnessed instances of theft, graft, drug dealing, or false accusations of serious malfeasance.  These occurred in all but one of the countries.  The frequency of such acts was at least twice as great in China, I’m sad...
Did US Company Herbalife Take the Pyramid Scheme to China?

Did US Company Herbalife Take the Pyramid Scheme to China?

Guest post by Courtney Gordner   US company Herbalife Ltd. has had a great deal of success recently expanding into China. This is worrying for some Chinese business analysts as Herbalife is considered to be little more than a scam. It’s possible that would-be Chinese entrepreneurs are being taken advantage of. In the United States,...
How to Approach Individual Income Tax Returns as a Foreigner in China

How to Approach Individual Income Tax Returns as a Foreigner in China

Guest article by Thibaud Andre   The system of tax in China can be complex to navigate, especially when you’re a foreigner. How much do you have to pay? Is it the same if you’re working for a China-based company or for a company located abroad? These are questions which can be difficult to answer,...
Live Music in China and the Importance of Giving Face

Live Music in China and the Importance of Giving Face

  Photo credit: Andy Best, Kungfuology Guest article by Michael Hurwitz China is home to an increasingly diverse array of foreign nationals. As it began opening up to the world in the 1970’s and 1980’s, business executives, students, and technical specialists were generally the only types of foreigners to be found here, but with globalization...

The Crisis of Confidence in the Chinese Food Industry Benefits Recognizable Foreign Brands

Guest article by Matthew J. Van Den Hooven and Ji Ran   The baby milk (melamine) scandal happened in 2008 in China and took four infants lives. It injured over fifty thousand more infants who may continue to suffer the effects of this poison milk for the rest of their lives. A series of actions...

Clean Energy Investment: Wanxiang Wins Acquisition Bid for A123

Chinese auto parts titan Wanxiang has won a bid for bankrupt A123 Systems Inc. and its clean energy battery tech – this is an interesting potential acquisition in the world of clean energy investment, yet to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), involving Chinese capital and de-valued U.S. assets, a pattern...
Language Barriers and Gaming the System

Language Barriers and Gaming the System

Trouble brews among “China short sellers” – Photo by Alotor A post on Linkedin today by Beijing-based venture capitalist, Kai Fu Lee, took aim at short-seller Citron Research. Lee, in addition to several other parties, have lodged legal complaints against the Detroit firm alleging the company published false reports to manipulate the stock market; i.e....