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Archive for October, 2012


China Patents: When Top Down Doesn’t Work Anymore






Selling IP and patents successfully in China requires an on the ground presence and some patience. Make sure that you know what you are doing.




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Chinese Companies Going Out, And The New Patent Wars






For the past five years, the Chinese government has been encouraging Chinese companies to set up a foreign presence. In Chinese, this policy is known as 走出去 or “going out”. There are several reasons for this: Chinese companies are predominantly low on the value chain, and are mainly in manufacturing. There is comparatively little value […]




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Book Review: No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers






“No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers” by James McGregor takes a realistic look at doing business in China in 2012. Highly recommended.







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Rule of Law: “Nice While It Lasted”






The US House Intelligence Committee says that Huawei is a threat to US national security, but others beg to differ. In the meantime, China observers show signs of losing patience with the party.







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Book Review: Designated Drivers, How China Plans to Dominate the Global Auto Industry






Author Greg Anderson takes an in-depth look at China’s auto industry







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Gift-giving for money-laundering






In China, gift-giving has developed into a form of money-laundering.







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The Hidden Rules of China’s Gift-Giving Business Culture






Gift-giving is a very important part of Chinese business culture, and its important to know the rules.







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