China Hearsay covers China law, business & economics. This blog is authored by Stan Abrams of Lehman, Lee & Xu of Beijing. His practice includes foreign investment and intellectual property, but he has also done some extensive work in the entertainment and pharmaceutical sectors.
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As soon as I read this article in Wired, I immediately thought it would make an excellent case study for a law school class. Haven’t seen anything this good in a while. (Sorry, this has nothing at all to do with China.) The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a regulatory ruling requiring the...
According to Reuters (h/t Shanghaiist): A Chinese man has been given five months in detention for kissing a female colleague against her will, a local newspaper said on Wednesday, the first time punishment has been meted out under a new sexual harassment law. The man, a manager surnamed Liu,...
I take all of this as a good sign of progress: So when the [Silk Market] managers temporarily shut down 29 stalls over the past month for selling counterfeit goods, no one expected the merchants to acquiesce quietly to the loss of business. “We expected trouble,” said Zhao Tianying,...
You will either find this very interesting or come away thinking that I’m a conspiracy theorist that hides in the basement with tin foil on my head (so as to block alien transmissions from Mars, of course). Here’s the deal. Earlier this month, the US Trade Representative complained to...
From Politico: Rep. Xavier Becerra tells the editorial board of La Opinion that he has turned down the job of U.S. trade representative, having concluded — trade watchers take note — that trade won’t be the first, second, or third priority of the Obama administration. From Pilar...
China is engaging in protectionism in the clean energy market? Of course. It's called industrial policy, and they've been doing it since 1949.Just in case you haven’t seen industrial policy before, here’s what it’s all about. Countries that engage in this sort of economic planning...
Huang Hung, writing at The Daily Beast about school violence, talks about blaming the press for copycats.I’ve written several posts now on the recent spate of school rampages in China. My most recent, on blaming the government, went live this morning on China/Divide. Also reporting on the...
Cleveland wants to offer a long-term deal to a Chinese firm in return for jobs. Is this the beginning of a trend?Brother, Can You Spare A Few RMB? I don’t know if this is a sign of things to come or a blip on the foreign investment radar, but at least one Chinese company is working on a...
World Bank's Lin: China revaluation would hurt U.S. http-equiv= # Manufacturers scramble with China wages rising http://goo.gl/LXtD # Housing developer dragged sleeping residents out and torn down the wrong home http://goo.gl/o4Qn # New China Hearsay site design is finally up and running. Please...
The Shrinking Global Supply Chain http://goo.gl/XqVA # Jury Reaches Decision in Brain-Scan Test Case http://goo.gl/4QdM # Wilson Sonsini: Ohio District Court Allows Database "Scraping" Case to Proceed on a … http://goo.gl/fUab # Source: CBRC Tightens Monitors on Local Gov't Financing...