China veteran and lawyer Mark Schaub dives into the issue of the upcoming exodus of ex-pats from Shanghai, triggered off by the stringent COVID-19 lockdowns. More foreigners than ever will be leaving, while fewer are coming to replace them unless their companies reinvent themselves. But to a large degree, this is a long overdue cleanup in a dynamically changing climate, he argues in his second weekly column China chit-chat.Read More →

China has issued a wide range of new rules on cybersecurity, data exchange, and consumer protection that will define the development of smart cars, says China-lawyer Mark Schaub in an extensive analysis of the recent regulations, at Lexocology.Read More →

China’s authorities have been cracking down on education, tutoring and foreign teachers, scaring foreign firms and teachers. China lawyer Mark Schaub summarizes an earlier webinar under Chatham rules. No reason to panic, he says at his vlog. “It makes completely sense what the government is currently doing. If there is a demand, there will be a way to carry on.”Read More →

China’s government is trying to control its tech sector and VIE’s (Variable Interest Entities) are high on their agenda. But outside the China business, very few people know what VIE’s are and China lawyer Mark Schaub reposted his vlog on what VIE’s actually are, even though they are a key feature in China’s tech sector.Read More →

China-lawyer Mark Schaub looks back at how negotiations in China have changed compared to 25 years ago. Now, deals are made much easier, and lawyers no longer attend negotiations on basic deals. Business partners can solve often their problems without a large delegation of lawyers on both sides, he tells on his vlog. Read More →

China’s legislators have set another step on regulating data security, this time for the automotive industry, but publishing a draft for comments. China-lawyer Mark Schaub gives an overview of the plans for the China Law Insight. “Companies would be well advised to conduct a systematic review and assessment of the current state of their data handling,” he concludes.Read More →

China is gettings its digital agenda for its legislation in order, especially the protection of users’ privacy, writes China-lawyer Mark Schaub on the China Law Insight.  He looks at the call for comments on the Interim Provisions on the Administration of Personal Information Protection of Mobile Internet Apps.Read More →

China’s automotive industry has traditionally taken a backseat compared to global competitors, but is planning a major overtake when it comes to pushing startups on self-driving, says China lawyer Mark Schaub in the Asia Nikkei. “In China, if you always wait till the law comes into effect, you are six months to a year behind what the regulators are saying,” Schaub said.Read More →