Long Awaited Civil Code

– Authored by John Tan On May 28, 2020, the  Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (the Country) was adopted at the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress, the top legislature. Since March, 2015, lawmakers of the Country  began to codify the Country’s Civil Code by systematically incorporating existing civil laws […]

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Bringing The Spirit of the Me Too Movement to Trans-Pacific Businesses

Women are rising up around the world, claiming a greater role in political and economic leadership. It’s happening everywhere and in the face of differing cultural values, history, and context that otherwise may have allowed for subjugation or discrimination. As difficult as this adjustment may be in the short-term, as women achieve positions of leadership […]

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China’s Evolving Environmental Protection Laws

In the past, irresponsible industries sought out partnerships with Asian countries in order to avoid environmental regulations. China and its neighboring countries were unwilling “pollution havens” simply by nature of the fact that we did not have the same stringent environmental regulations that became common across North America and Europe over recent decades. As a […]

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How U.S. Businesses Can Keep Trans-Pacific Operations Strong During COVID-19

China and the United States mutually benefit from their deeply intertwined relationships. The strong economic connection between the U.S. and China creates a natural incentive to keep trans-Pacific operations strong despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. China’s COVID-19 Response Proves Effective When coronavirus first hit, the Chinese economy took a massive blow to […]

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How To Source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) From China?

As the number of global novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, healthcare facilities around the world are struggling with an increasing crush of patients, and are desperately looking for the equipment they need to better protect themselves from catching and spreading the virus. The ongoing pandemic has skyrocketed the global […]

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New Export Requirements for Private Protective Equipment (“PPE”) in China

On March 31st, 2020, China issued the “Notice Regarding Orderly Development of Medical Goods Exports applicable to the exports of Private Protective Equipment (“PPE”)”, effective April 1, 2020 (the “Notice”). The Notice is intended to insure the quality of PPE by requiring that Chinese manufacturers of PPE have proper certifications by the State Food and […]

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Impact of Coronavirus on Foreign Investment in China

On March 11, 2020, the Chinese government announced that the number of new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country were falling for the first time since the virus was first identified last year in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. China’s aggressive public health policies to prevent the spread of the virus — the […]

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Sourcing Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) from China

Practical Tips for International Buyers The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is driving global demand for Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”). China is one of the world’s largest producers of PPE. Many governments and private sector distributors currently seek to establish reliable supply chains to source PPE in China in order to lessen the impact of this outbreak […]

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Trade Show Organizer Risks How To Protect Yourself In Wake Of Covid 19

Each year, in the US alone, PwC estimates B2B trade shows is a $14.3 billion market, with that figure growing to $16.8 billion in 2021. All of this now is at risk in wake of the Covid 19 crisis and its aftermath. The lingering question is in the Coronavirus era, can trade show organizers protect […]

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Prerequisite to Successful Franchising in China is strong IP !

— Authored by John Tan Clients often ask, why do they need to register their trademarks in the People’s Republic of China (Mainland China), and how can they use them in the business? Mainland China adopts the principle of First-To-File instead of the principle of First-To-Use. So, those who file the applications first, may be able […]

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The Magic of Artistic Works

– Authored by John Tan “Literary and artistic works” shall include every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain, whatever may be the mode or form of its expression, such as: books, pamphlets and other writings; lectures, addresses, sermons and other works of the same nature; dramatic or dramatico-musical works; choreographic works and entertainments in dumb show; […]

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Latest Economic Policies and Incentives of Chinese Government on Fighting Coronavirus Impacts

– Authored by Anna Huang  Towards the end of 2019, novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-infected pneumonia started to break out in the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, Wuhan. In the weeks that followed, Chinese authorities embarked on a crusade against novel coronavirus, as fears of a widespread epidemic nationwide deepened. The extreme measures that China […]

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