In response to President Obama's decision to impose Section 421 tariffs on Chinese tires, the Chinese government took a short two days to retaliate. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced that it will initiate the necessary proceedings to address anti-dumping and countervailing duties on U.S. imports of chicken products and automobile parts.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Over the past two and half months, I had devoted my every waking moment into studying for the Texas Bar Examination (TBE), which FINALLY took place on July 28-30. This should explain the absence of any posts for the last several months. Now, with the bar exam behind me, I'm ready to resume blogging.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
As the global recession slams China, bankrupt business owners are shutting factories overnight. Often, they leave the mainland, afraid of angry suppliers and workers and uncertain about legal protections. Dongguan alone last year recorded 673 cases—up 24%—of owners fleeing their factories, leaving behind 113,000 unemployed workers owed $44.1 million. Labor disputes almost doubled, to nearly 80,000.
But few judges have received the necessary training to understand the complex measure, so local officials often discourage hard-pressed owners from filing for bankruptcy. And by compensating creditors before employees, the law undercuts Beijing's desire to minimize labor unrest....
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC)'s chairman, Liu Mingkang announced that rules will change for foreign invesors who invest in Chinese commercial banks.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Out-law.com ran an article written by Alison Ross, which discusses "How to Protect Your Brand in China." I thought the author did a very good and thorough job in advising mark owners on how they should go about protecting their marks in a comprehensive and proative way in China.
China, by and through MOFCOM, rejected Coca-Cola's bid to acquire the Chinese juice maker Huiyuan. As soon as the news came out, it caught international attention and has been widely reported. Many views float out there about why and how come.
Some anti-monopoly experts remain skeptical about the power of a law that has been regarded as a “paper tiger.” Specifically, experts are concerned about whether the case followed rigorous legal processes and standards that would have helped
further define its merger and acquisition regulations. China