The story that Western companies are fleeing China is as old as the presence of foreign companies in China. China lawyer Mark Schaub looks at the recent flare in Western media and explains why they are wrong, again, in his weekly China Chit-chat.Read More →

China lawyer Mark Schaub returned to London after three months of quarantine in Shanghai, including a COVID camp. He looks back at the experience in his resumed China Chit-Chat.  How bad was it really? How different is it from the US? And: are his Chinese friends leaving Shanghai?Read More →

US fast fashion brand Forever 21 tries for the third time to get access to the China market. But Shanghai-based market analyst Ben Cavender wonders if the US brand and its Western competitors in fast fashion might succeed this time, he tells Reuters. “It will be difficult to claw away market share as most Chinese consumers either haven’t heard of the brand or don’t really know what it stands for,” he says.Read More →

Leading political analyst Victor Shih joins a panel at the Atlantic Council to discuss China’s top leadership, including the different style premier Li Keqiang tries to display in a situation where little deviation from the top leadership is possible. Including the leadership perspective on the Shanghai lockdown.Read More →

China’s internet censors took down a popular influencer showing a tofu tank, which suddenly made this year internet users aware of an issue that was mostly ignored: Beijing’s tank man on June 4, 1989. Political expert Shaun Rein explains how the censor shot into his own food at ABC News.Read More →

Foreign firms have been isolated more than ever from their China operations because of COVID-19 and the ongoing lockdowns. China lawyer Mark Schaub looks at the situation in 2022: “If you intend to continue with your subsidiaries in China then greater local decision-making power seems to be a likely pre-requisite to success,” he argues in his weekly newsletter. He looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly general managers.Read More →