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Letters from America: Vietnam as a Manufacturing Destination for U.S. Companies

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Manufacturers in China are adding manufacturing capacity in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for export back to China and beyond This is Part X of our ongoing Letters from America to Asia Series, featuring opinions and observations on America’s trade relations with China and emerging Asia from Chris Devonshire-Ellis. Dec. 3 – Over the […]

Letters from America: China Growth and Development for U.S. Companies in 2012

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The majority of U.S. corporations in China report growth of 10 percent and above, while keeping an eye on their China-destined manufacturing capacity This is Part IX of our ongoing Letters from America to Asia Series, featuring opinions and observations on America’s trade relations with China and emerging Asia from Chris Devonshire-Ellis. Nov. 26 – […]

Letters from America: Chinese Students’ Economic Contributions to the United States

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Cultural bridges also help bilateral trade This is Part VIII of our ongoing Letters from America to Asia Series, featuring opinions and observations on America’s trade relations with China and emerging Asia from Chris Devonshire-Ellis. Nov. 19 – A lesser known part of the U.S.-China (and U.S.-Asia) relationship is the huge amount of income many […]

Letters from America: Selling to China and the Right to Review Your Sales Contracts

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FCPA issues can arise even if you don’t have a China presence This is Part VII of our ongoing Letters from America to Asia Series, featuring opinions and observations on America’s trade relations with China and emerging Asia from Chris Devonshire-Ellis. Nov. 12 – In this column over the past few weeks we have discussed […]

Letters from America: Selling U.S. Exports to Asia’s Middle Class Consumers

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The demographics already tell us that a major wave of U.S. investment and exports to China is underway. What is little recognized, however, is how large that trend is becoming. Just last year, American exports to the PRC surpassed US$100 billion for the first time ever – an astonishing increase of some 542 percent in the past decade.

Letters from America: Due Diligence and China Joint Venture Expiration Dates

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This is Part II of our ongoing Letters from America to Asia Series, featuring opinions and observations on America’s trade relations with China and emerging Asia from Chris Devonshire-Ellis. Oct. 8 – Attending an all-day U.S.-China trade event in the mid-West this past week, I was delighted to note that our lunch speaker was to […]

Letters from America: Getting Emerging Asia into your U.S. Business Strategy

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This is Part I of our ongoing Letters from America to Asia Series, featuring opinions and observations on America’s trade relations with China and emerging Asia from Chris Devonshire-Ellis. Oct. 1 – It’s been an interesting couple of weeks as I begin my stint in North America after being based in China for the past […]

Growth in China’s Own Emerging Markets

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China may be experiencing a national slowdown, but growth continues to be strong in the central and western regions Op-Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Sept. 17 – Amid the media attention of a slowdown in China, the reality is that although demand from the West continues to remain sluggish, the state of play on the ground […]

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