Sector Snapshot: Legal Services

Friday, February 26th, 2010

We have not had a review of China’s legal eagles on this blog since October 2004! Thanks to China Daily, we can now provide an overdue and updated snapshot of the legal sector in China. China Law, By Numbers • Lawyers: Over 166,000 (up from 110,000 in 2004) • Law Firms: Over 15,000 (up from […]

China Speakers Bureau News

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

As previously reported, China Business Services is an affiliate of the China Speakers Bureau. The Bureau has launched a new website, which is well worth a visit: www.china-speakers-bureau.com. The China Speakers Bureau has a database of over 300 excellent speakers, who can cover almost any subject concerning China, so if you have an interest in […]

Visa Application Update

Monday, July 7th, 2008

It has been widely reported that visa issuance policies in China have been tightened ahead of the Olympics. Visitors are recommended to make visa application arrangements in good time, and to have all supporting documentation (which may include travel and hotel documents) in place. UK readers may wish to note the recent introduction of online […]

Arbitrary Arbitration (Enforcement)

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Managing the Dragon recently wrote about arbitration in China, and where best to conduct it (referring to a Wall Street Journal Article). The article outlines some cases heard in Stockholm, won by the foreign party…however enforcement and recovery has not yet been achieved. Jack notes: “Arbitration is only the first, and the easiest, of the […]

China The Biggest: Building

Monday, March 17th, 2008

China is now home to not only the biggest wall in the world, but the biggest building too. It is in the form of the new (UK-designed) Beijing airport’s third terminal, highlights of which include (thanks to Bloomberg): • 2.95 kilometers (1.83 miles) length, from end to end • 1.3 million square meters (14 million […]

Get Your China Speakers Here

Monday, December 17th, 2007

We reported here on the launch of the China Speakers’ Bureau, and have already been a beneficiary of the service through the provision of a high-profile speaker for a big corporate event in London. China Business Services is now an Affiliate of the Bureau in the UK, so let us know if you have any […]

Employ Anyone in China? Employ a Lawyer!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

The Labour Law has been bubbling away as an issue for some time, but now that it is almost upon us, calls to action are starting to be heard. One of the louder (and always well-informed) voices can be found on China Law Blog: China’s New Labor Law — It’s A Huge Deal. Huge I […]

Event: WTM-ChinaContact Forum on China’s Travel Industry

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

WTM-ChinaContact forum on China’s travel industry takes place on 14th November from 10:00-17:30 in South Gallery room 21/22, World Travel Market (ExCel, London). From our partners at ChinaContact: As China gets ready for its initiation onto the world events stage with the 2008 Olympics next August, ‘China – the Future of Travel’ forum looks at […]

Contain(er)ing Export Costs

Monday, November 5th, 2007

While China’s trade statistics continue to soar – despite creeping appreciation of the RMB, removal of export tax rebates , higher interest rates, and restriction on bank lending . But the growth in demand has also resulted in higher costs for energy and materials and, as noted by the Telegraph, shipping: “Container shipping rates are […]

Speaking of China…

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

ChinaBiz Speakers (“China’s first professional speakers bureau”) has launched today. The brain-child of Fons Tuinstra of China Herald and ChinaBiz, the Bureau already has an impressive roster of high-profile talent. The launch press release notes: “At its start Chinabiz Speakers has a database of two-hundred speakers and its website lists close to thirty of them. […]