Business

Protecting your intellectual property in China through contracts: Part 1

The first of this two-part report by the China IPR SME Centre outlines contract provisions to include and avoid to intelligently protect your intellectual property in China.

The Executive Interview: Mick Adams, Director, Somerley Investment Consulting (Shanghai) Ltd

Mick Adams, a former professional engineer, came to China in 2002, and has been working for Somerley in Shanghai since 2009.

Business with a cause: Corporate social responsibility for SMEs in China

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is generally thought of as an add-on to the operations of large multinational corporations looking to improve their image

Talent management in China

Dan Zhu, Shanghai Chapter board member and Chair of Shanghai’s HR Working Group, and Jan Anne Schelling, HR Vice President at DSM, look at talent management trends in China.

Reduced forex control in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

China’s foreign exchange control has created complexities for international operations in China.

Bytes of China: opportunities and challenges in China’s ICT market

Despite the rapid catch-up process that is being fostered by the 12th Five-Year Plan and other influential policy documents, the technical innovation capacity of the Chinese information communications technology (ICT) industry is still weak.

The key to EU-China IP cooperation

Benoit Misonne and Dan Prud’homme from IP Key say a number of significant pieces of intellectual property (IP)-related legislation in China will undergo revisions in 2014. In the following article they urge EU businesses to stay abreast of these changes, in order to contribute to…

Sources of growth in the world economy

For a company with revenue in the millions of Euros, there are almost always new sources of growth available, provided it is willing to change its perspective on the market and redefine its business model. For a European group with revenue in the billions of…

More for less: investing in innovation for China’s sustainable growth

In the wake of the global economic crisis, dwindling natural resources and ever-increasing needs of a growing population we face a stark question

All’s well that ends well: business exit strategies

Legally winding up a company can be just as time-consuming as establishing one, so it is advisable to consider your options and prepare for phase-out well in advance.