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China to Relax its One Child Policy

November 18, 2013

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Upon conclusion of the third plenary session in Beijing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) announced that it will liberalize China’s One Child Policy. In order to cope with the growth of its massive population, since 1979 China implemented a controversial policy which allowed a Chinese couple only to have a single child. Violators are subject […]

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President Xi Jinping to Establish a Central Reform Leading Group in Order to Modernize China’s Governance

November 13, 2013

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Upon closing of the 3rd plenary session of the Chinese Communist Party, Chairman Xi Jinping announced the government’s intent to establish a specialized high-level group called the Central Reform Leading Group which will design and coordinate the country’s ‘great revolution’ of reform and opening-up. It is anticipated that the group will be at a higher […]

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Loosened Restrictions on Foreign Investment in Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone

November 11, 2013

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The last month’s newly introduced Free Trade Zone has loosened many of the previous restrictions on foreign investments in China and provides investment opportunities for foreign owned companies. Investors all around the world hope that this will permit market economy in the otherwise heavily state-controlled country. The idea behind the free trade zone is to […]

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Israel Prime Minister In China To Step Up Economic And Trade Cooperation

June 5, 2013

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The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was on a five-day visit to China at the beginning of last month, picked up Shanghai as his first stop to hold a series of meetings with Chinese government leaders and business people in order to promote Israel-China trade relations. This event marked the first visit by an […]

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The American Chamber of Commerce in China Salutes China’s Efforts to “Go Green”

May 6, 2013

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The recent release, by the American Chamber of Commerce in China, of the 2013 American Business in China White Paper, provides an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in one of China’s most dynamic industries: the clean technology industry. China’s innovation and investment policy in the clean technology sector continues to show strong results as […]

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CIETAC Shanghai Changes Name to SHIAC: The Beginning of a New Era in Shanghai Arbitration

April 23, 2013

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Last week saw the last development in the recent rift within the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”) with the unveiling of the former CIETAC Shanghai sub-commission’s new name and logo. This announcement comes after the CIETAC’s headquarters in Beijing (“CIETAC Beijing”) revoked the authorization granted to its Shanghai and South-China (Shenzhen) sub-commissions […]

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New President Xi Jinping Outlines His Vision Of The “Chinese dream”

March 18, 2013

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The formal transition of China’s top leadership was completed on March 12th as Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping succeeded Hu Jintao as state president at the 12th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) in Beijing. After assuming the role of general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (“CPC”) in November (Read: […]

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China’s Communist Party Selects New Leaders

March 1, 2013

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  China’s ruling Communist Party met at the 18th National Congress last year to unveil its new leadership line-up. Elections in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) are based on a combination of direct and indirect voting systems, whereby local People’s Congresses are directly elected, and all higher levels of People’s Congresses up to the […]

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First Revision of Labor Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China

February 1, 2013

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Background Labor dispatching probably is the most popular employment form among foreign enterprises. According to a report from All-China Federation of Trade Union in 2011, the total number of dispatched workers around China has broken through 60 millions. However, it is also the employment form that has been criticized most due to the relevantly low […]

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Law Management and Retention of Chinese Staff

April 27, 2012

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    For foreigners, doing business in China can be either a goldmine or a disaster. Such a different commercial market can be incredibly difficult for foreign companies with only experience of dealing with foreign markets. As has been discovered over the last few years, localisation is vital for foreign companies; the Chinese market has […]

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