Cross-Border E-Commerce Regulations

Cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) has been used to supply Chinese consumers for many years. Yet it has been fairly unregulated in many aspects. On the first January 2019, the Chinese government issued, updated and imposed new rules on cross-border trade: The Cross-border...

Legal Aspects and Best Practices for Retailers in China

This article was written for, and first published by AmCham Shanghai, and is available at https://www.amcham-shanghai.org/en/article/legal-aspects-and-best-practices-retailers-china.  China has become the world’s leading consumer market and is predicted to grow faster...

Who is Mr. Ma?

Note: All names, places, companies, newspapers, and relevant financial figures have been modified for this article. No reference is made to a real transaction, occurrence, or case, and this article is for educational purposes only. The following should not be taken as...

In Defense of Joint Ventures

Since the 1980s the joint venture was the most common route for structuring foreign direct investment into China. Two decades later, are joint ventures still the right choice? This article was written for, and first appeared in the May 2012 issue of China Law &...