Compliance and ‘rule by law’ in China

There seems to be a broad consensus, even within the Chinese media, that China has not yet fully implemented ‘rule of law’.

Competition law and the increasing cost of doing business in China

Although the Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) has been in force for over six years, competition law enforcement has only considerably intensified in the past several months.

Foreign investment restraints in China

A recently-published report has revealed the extent to which foreign investment is restrained in China.

The Great Wall and Chinese Reforms

By examining the quality of a country’s institutions relative to its gross domestic product per capita, a clear pattern emerges.

China Industrial Land Use – the New Rules of the Game

Since the first quarter of 2014, the Shanghai Government has issued three circulars regarding changes to the industrial land supply rules.

Rule of law

The European Chamber and our members take ‘rule of law’ to be a fundamental requirement for a functioning market economy and a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth. Ever since it was introduced as an option in the European Chamber’s annual Business Confidence Survey, improved rule…

Legal challenges to online and offline retail in China

China’s huge consumer market is now attracting more and more foreign companies to take control of their distribution and manage their own retail sales. China has historically been an ideal destination for outsourcing manufacturing operations. Rogier van Bijnen and Maarten Roos of R&P China Lawyers discuss the…

The PRC Advertisement Law Amendment: what you should know

In today’s commercialised society the role of advertising has become hugely important for companies.

Well Positioned: Position Paper 2014/2015

The ‘golden age’ for business in China may yet be followed by the dawning of a new era that could be equally rewarding for China and for foreign investors.

Protecting trade secrets: Part II

Nearly all businesses in all industries and sectors possess trade secrets. They are a valuable and highly useful form of intellectual property rights (IPR).