Business

Gauging the Business Climate

On 30th May, 2013, the European Chamber of Commerce in China released its annual Business Confidence Survey.

Standards and Conformity When Exporting to the Chinese F&B Market

According to the EU SME Centre a number of factors have contributed to increased opportunities for European companies exporting food and beverages to China.

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It All Adds Up: Regulations for Food Additives in China

In their latest publication the EU SME Centre examines food additives, outlining detailed requirements for European businesses wishing to import food products into China

McCurry, a Malaysian restaurant, won an epic eight-year trademark battle with McDonalds on the grounds that no one could possibly confuse the two restaurants

Registering Your Trademark in China

The importance of trademark registration has been recently highlighted by a spate of bad-faith registrations

HR

Adapting to Change

An amendment to Chinese Employment Contract Law (the Amendment) provides new challenges for businesses operating in China

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Elderly Care, an Immature Market

China’s rapidly ageing population coupled with an expanding middle class means that increasing numbers of elderly Chinese people will be looking for private senior care in the future

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Chinese Outbound Investment in the European Union

The European Chamber advocates the mutual openness of both Chinese and European markets, so the trend of increasing Chinese investment in the EU is therefore viewed positively

currencies

Foreign Exchange Control Liberalisation: A Step Forward in the Investment Arena

Driven by its ambition to play a more dominant role in the world economy, make the renminbi more convertible and remain attractive to foreign investment, China has been taking steady steps

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Opportunities for European SMEs in the Green Tech Market in China

China has emerged as the global leader in green technology within just a few years due to massive investments by the Chinese Government and state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

IPR

Fight For Your Rights: Copyright Protection in China Part II

In Part I of this study, the IPR SME Helpdesk discussed what can be protected as copyright and why taking care to do so can prove beneficial to your business in China.