Archive for the 'Business Issues' Category

Webinar: How to Avoid Business Risk in China

Friday, November 7th, 2014

“Doing business in China involves a series of challenges and risks that international companies need to address carefully in order to achieve success in the market. Some may face bribery, business fraud, anti-trust investigations or procurement bans from government and state-owned enterprises. Thus re-evaluating your China risk exposure, and adjusting your business strategies in order […]

Business in China: Risks and Opportunities

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Risk in China needs more attention, and a more strategic response. This was a key message from “Risky Business in China” author (and China Business Services director) Jeremy Gordon, in a recent talk at London’s Chatham House: “Current sentiment is that business risk is as high as it has ever been” (Risky Business in China). […]

Webinar: How to Avoid Business Risk in China

Monday, October 13th, 2014

An EU SME Centre Webinar, 28 October, 2014: How to Avoid Business Risk in China: A Guide to Due Diligence for EU SMEs. Doing business in China involves a series of challenges and risks that international companies need to address carefully in order to achieve success in the market. Some may face bribery, business fraud, […]

China’s Risk Reality

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Things can change quickly in China, but the need to adapt is no longer just about maximising the market opportunity – it is also increasingly about managing risks. Recent, widely reported cases have covered Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) investigations into companies such as Qualcomm, Microsoft, Audi and Mercedes-Benz, as well as government procurement bans on foreign […]

Your China Risk Factors (Have Changed)

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The ever-reliable China Law Blog recently ran a post entitled “Identifying Your China Risk Factors“. The post starts by saying: “China is in the midst of what appears to be a concerted government crackdown against foreign companies doing business in China. This has led many of our clients to ask themselves (and our China lawyers): […]

Risky Business in China – Presentation

Monday, September 1st, 2014

The new reality of business risk in China requires a strategic approach and due diligence protection. This updated presentation (see the Slideshare link below) outlines some of the themes in “Risky Business in China”, highlighting the risks, and how they can be mitigated. As noted in the book: “There are many challenges that might keep […]

“Risky Business in China”

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

China risk is getting more attention these days, as foreign firms get caught up in bribery, food and work safety scandals, accounting frauds, as well as anti-trust investigations and, in some cases, government (and state-owned enterprise) procurement bans and the arrest of senior foreign executives. Businesses are having to re-evaluate their China risk exposure, and […]

China Risk & The New Reality

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Things can move quickly in China, and yesterday’s opportunity can become today’s risk. One of the (sometime fast) drivers of China business risk is government, with policy and regulation occasionally crashing into the best laid business plans. In the past week alone I have tweeted about news on the regulatory risk around investment in Chinese […]

China Strategy & Risk Interview

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Jeremy Gordon, director of China Business Services and author of an upcoming book on due diligence, “Risky Business in China”, was recently interviewed on Propeller TV’s Business World show. The interview can be seen here, and includes issues such as the importance of policy alignment, cultural understanding, localisation, compliance and due diligence – especially as […]

Risky Business In China – A Guide To Due Diligence

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Worried about risk in China? If so, this upcoming book by China Business Services founder (and China Business Blog editor), Jeremy Gordon, is for you. “Risky Business in China – A Guide To Due Diligence”, will be Published by Palgrave in September 2014: “Risk is a major reason that companies fail in, or fail to […]