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    15 years in China – Looking at Mongolia, developments in India, Chinese culture and keeping staff happy

      Today’s excerpts from the new book “The Story Of A China Practice,” detailing Dezan Shira & Associates first 15 years in China cover looking at Mongolia, developments in India, combining Chinese culture and art in business, and good management practices when dealing with Chinese staff. The book, priced RMB160 (US$20) plus p&p is available[…..]

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    15 Years in China – IP troubles, the Olympics and Dezan Shira goes to North Korea

    This week, to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Dezan Shira & Associates in China, we are serializing excerpts from the brand new book “The Story Of A China Practice” which details the development of the firm since 1992. China IP troubles for foreign investors – Setting up mirror companies in competition (excerpt chapter five, circa[…..]

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    15 Years in China – Working through SARS

      China Briefing has just published “The Story Of A China Practice” to commemorate the first 15 years of Dezan Shira & Associates in China. It is the first book available as a case study for the development of a professional services company in China. In this excerpt, Chris Devonshire-Ellis discusses SARS and the situation[…..]

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    China and Africa

    The China-Africa Series (2011) by Shelly Zhao The Geopolitics of China-African Oil April 13, 2011 Since the mid-1950s and 1980s, China has expanded its relations with Africa as part of its broader strategy of developing friendly relations with the “Third World.” In recent years, China has achieved deeper ties with many African countries, and the[…..]

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    Special Reports

    China’s African Odyssey China has long portrayed itself as the leader of the third world, and as the country’s influence increases with its gross domestic product figures, Beijing has sought to cultivate its relationships with African nations, hoping to position itself better in the multi-polar, post-cold war world. In this three part series, we will[…..]

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    15 years in China – Foreign Exchange Certificates

      Part two of our special series celebrating 15 years of Dezan Shira & Associates in China Many expatriates in China don’t know that 15 years ago, RMB were not the currency foreigners could use. China had a two tier currency system, with foreigners having to buy Foreign Exchange Certificates (FECs). It was forbidden to[…..]

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    Dezan Shira & Associates celebrates 15 years in China today!

    Today is our birthday. Yup, 15 years ago today, November 19, 1992, Dezan Shira & Associates began life as a Hong Kong limited liability company and opened its doors in Hong Kong and Shenzhen to begin providing consulting services to foreign investors wanting to get into China. To celebrate this – 15 years is a[…..]

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    The great China M&A roulette wheel – Due diligence, due diligence, due diligence: Part one

    China is seeing a huge increase in M&A activity, from increasingly diverse parts of the world. Led often by European businesses, who after all, share the same land mass as China (albeit one separated by a few deserts and a rather large mountain range) and have been pretty gung ho about China over the years.[…..]

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