Archive for December, 2008

Happy Holiday (Planning For 2009)

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Shanghai Daily (h/t China Briefing) recently listed the Chinese holidays for 2009, and noted the scrapping of the “golden weeks” approach but the addition of an 8-day October “megabreak”: “National Day, which falls on October 1, and the Mid-Autumn Festival, which begins on October 3, will be combined into China’s first eight-day holiday since the […]

Don’t Quote Me (On Being A China Lawyer In An Economic Crisis)

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Dan (Harris) is the man when it comes to blogging on China, and everyone reads the China Law Blog (don’t they?). There are many good quotes to draw on, but this one captured something of the moment, and rings very true from a consultant’s perspective. In the post “My China Business Has Just Fallen Off […]

Legal Eagles On Labour & Competition

Friday, December 19th, 2008

From DLA Piper, via the China Law Blog (and with a h/t to Experience Not Logic), an extensive review of the Anti-Monopoly Law. From China Law Blog: an update on the Labour Law (noting that enforcement may be a bit selective in these crisis-ridden times), with links to all the past coverage.

Crunch Watch China

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Heavy economic news from Reuters: “Goldman Sachs on Thursday cut its growth forecast for China next year to 6 percent, the lowest prediction from any major bank, after a batch of extremely weak trade data across Asia. Goldman Sachs said China could stage a powerful revival in 2010, recovering to grow at 9 percent provided […]

Not So Cross Straits

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Direct links across the Taiwan Straits have been a long time coming. AP Reported on 15 December: “A Taiwanese jetliner departed Monday for the Chinese commercial capital of Shanghai to start a new era of direct air and shipping services with rival China, formally ending a nearly six-decade ban on regular links. Relations have improved […]

Are You Feeling Stimulated?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

With companies and economies alike feeling the Crunch, many have been looking to China as a source of economic growth – but China has also been seeing the impact of the global slowdown, and anecdotal evidence suggests that some sectors are suffering. The Chinese government has been trying to curb excessive growth over the past […]

Launch of the China Advisors Network

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

27 November 2008 marked the official launch of the China Advisers Network (CAN) at an event held at Asia House in London. Guest speakers included Madame Jiang Fan, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the UK and Sir Stephen Brown, former Chief Executive of UKTI. CAN was established in […]

The China Blog Awards 2008. Vote Now!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

If you like reading blogs about China, then you might already know Chinalyst, the China blog aggregator www.chinalyst.net. Its China Blog Awards for 2008 are now underway, so see the link here for a selection of China-related blogs in the various categories. Our very own China Business Blog can be found here . Along with […]