Business In China Blog

Coronavirus Outbreak I – Legal Obligations for Employers in China
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law, Category: Legal Updates, Home
Coronavirus Outbreak

Towards the end of 2019, local authorities in Wuhan, Hubei province, identified a cluster of cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-infected pneumonia.

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Driving in China
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: China 101
Driving in China

There are thousands of travel blogs out there that can help travelers decide where to go and what to see in China.In this post, I’ll try to focus on traveling through China from an overlander perspective.

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The Challenges of Franchising in China
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Foreign Direct Investments
Franchising in China
The franchising concept is relatively new to China. In fact, as recently as the mid-1990s, the Chinese language didn’t even include a direct translation of the word “franchise.” Nevertheless, in recent decades, Western franchises have been proliferating in China like flowers after a spring shower. Although fast-food chains such as McDonald’s, KFC, and Starbucks have...
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Investors Fear China Might ‘Weaponize Its Currency” in the Trade War
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Foreign Direct Investments, Category: Outbound Foreign Investments
US-China Trade War
The US Council on Foreign Relations lists the US-China trade war as the most significant world event of 2018 – and it seems more than plausible that this event will retain its title in 2019. The frightening aspect of this scenario is the fact that neither side has exhausted its arsenal of weapons that could...
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Hiring Employees from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau: What You Need to Know
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Hiring Employees from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau
The term “Mainland China” (with an upper-case “M”) is a political rather than geographic designation. It refers to the territory of China minus Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau, which issue their own currencies and enforce their borders with immigration barriers requiring document inspection. If your company seeks to hire employees from these regions to work...
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Reward and Remuneration Standards for Employee Inventors in China
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Employee Inventors in China
If your company is involved in an industry where it is likely that at least one of your employees is likely to invent something in the course of his duties or using company resources, you need to remember that the treatment of employee inventions works differently than it probably does in your home jurisdiction. Naturally,...
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PRC Employment Law: Using FESCO for Labor Dispatch and Other Necessary Tasks
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Employment Law In China
Contrary to the popular conception, a FESCO (Foreign Enterprise Service Corporation) is not a single, monolithic entity. Rather, it is a catch-all term for many different Chinese companies that provide similar services. The main reason for the popularity of FESCOs is that to hire any employee (whether foreign or local), Chinese law requires the employer...
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Chinese Overtime Law
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Chinese Overtime Law
The labor law of the PRC is based primarily on the PRC Labor Law and the PRC Labor Contract Law. Overall, Chinese labor law is quite employee-friendly, especially compared to countries such as the United States, and it contains some very specific principles on overtime pay. This article will briefly describe the basic principles as well as commonly-used...
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PRC Employment Law: Conducting Background Checks on Employees
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
Employment Law In China
Conducting a background check on a job applicant is a routine activity all over the world, although far too many employers ignore this critical step in the hiring process. The information sought typically includes academic background, employment history, and criminal record. Conducting background checks in China, however, involves special considerations relating to the sourcing of...
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Handling Internal Investigations in China: Special Considerations
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Labor and Employment Law
PRC Criminal Procedure Law
As recently as the 1990s when investment in China was used primarily as a means of exploiting cheap labor resources, skepticism abounded as to whether China itself would ever become a consistently profitable market for Western companies. China’s consumption market has exploded since then, however, and this new prosperity has fueled a high demand for...
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