Phoning it in: telecommunications in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

The opening up of telecommunications value-added services within the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (CSPFTZ) is an important development for foreign companies.

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

First-tier forecast

Demand for commercial real estate in China’s first-tier cities started to flag in 2013.

Suzhou: Venice of the East

Known as the ‘Venice of the East’, Suzhou is considered one of the richest major cities in China.

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.

Food safety in China: a long correction

China has been hit by what seems to be a never ending series of food safety scares.

Reduced forex control in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

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

China’s broadband strategy

Although China’s telecommunications markets are developing at a rapid pace, Dr Thomas Hart of the EU-China Policy-Dialogue Support Facility says that overall they are lagging behind developed nations.