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China looks to deal with rising number of labor disputes


State media announced today that China’s top legislature started to read the draft law on labor dispute mediation and arbitration on Sunday amid an increasing number of labor disputes that emerged in the country. “The draft bill has summed up the experience in solving labor disputes, which also takes new situation and problems into account. […]

Reincarnation of Tibetan Buddhas must obtain government approval


Trawling through some of the blogs this week I happened upon this news snippet courtsey of Stan Abrams at China Hearsey, in which China’s State Administration of Religious Affairs has cited the need for central government approval for living buddhas to be recognized. The actual People’s Daily piece is here. All of which brings us […]

VAT refunds for FICEs stall in Hangzhou


By Andy Scott HANGZHOU, Aug. 24 – Foreign invested commercial enterprises best look elsewhere when considering a place to set up, at least that is the consensus we are getting from Hangzhou, where the authorities are making it very difficult for FICEs to receive their VAT refunds on exported goods. Since June 2004, China has […]

Dalian plays host to “Summer Davos”


By Adam Livermore  DALIAN, Aug. 24 – Dalian is hosting a prestigious three-day meeting for fast-developing multinational companies beginning September 6. Entitled the “Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions” and informally dubbed the “Summer Davos” because of its perceived similarity to the Swiss summit held every winter. The event is attracting CEOs from companies […]

Additional post-establishment requirements for companies leasing properties in Shenyang


Shenyang is currently a hotbed for foreign investment, particularly in the high-end retail, real estate and manufacturing sectors. When establishing a company or a branch office the State Tax Bureau requires a Certificate of Tenancy to be issued by the Housing Management Bureau. This sounds straightforward enough, however in order to obtain this document a […]

Why are foreign analysts considering China plays as internationally relevant?


The tempestuous dragon and global stock markets By Jon Byrne and Chris Devonshire-Ellis BEIJING, Aug. 23 – The China stock market continues to sizzle; and with fears that a bubble is developing it is only natural to ask “should investors outside of China worry about a correction or collapse in China’s stock market impacting global […]

Intellectual property issues in China


Based 0n the Nike verdict yesterday, we decided to run a bit of an article we published last July in China Briefing on intellectual property issues in China. IP is very much an emotive issue when it comes to China, and there are many misconceptions or misunderstandings about the subject and how to cope with […]

Chinese shoemakers, Auchan to pay Nike compensation


A court in Shanghai has ordered two Chinese shoe manufacturers and a French supermarket to pay American sporting goods giant Nike 350,000 yuan (46,000 U.S. dollars) in compensation for copyright infringement China Daily said today. The two Fujian-based manufacturers, Jinjiang Longzhibu Shoes Co Ltd and Jinjiang Kangwei Shoes Co Ltd, made shoes bearing a logo that was “basically the same” as […]

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