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.
Both consumers and e-commerce firms in China are preparing for the famous 618 shopping festival. Marketing guru Ashley Dudarenok explains in her vlog why consumers love the largest of many online shopping festivals and why e-commerce firms need a boost in a market that is not growing as fast as in the past.
Foreign companies have been struggling how to manage their China investments for decades. Veteran China lawyer Mark Schaub, partner at KWM, looks at how the questions have remained, but the answers changed as China developed from a lucrative niche market into a major competitor for most industries, in his weekly Chit-Chat China.
China lawyer Mark Schaub, a senior partner at KWM, has dealt with many cases for foreign firms, accusing Chinese companies of infringements of their intellectual property (IP). In an interview with Gao Feng Advisory’s CEO Dr. Edward Tse, Mark Schaub shares some of his legal experiences in China at Wei Xin.
Global companies have been warning of the major effects of China’s lockdown on their operations, curtailing Shanghai for more than six weeks. But they have very few alternatives apart from sitting out the ordeal, says Shanghai-based business analyst Ben Cavender to CNN. The corporate exodus from Russia after the invasion of Ukraine did not help. For sure, consumption in China is down.
Just as the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing ended, China’s media started to suggest the country is planning beyond the strict zero-covid policies later in the year. International travel has been virtually dead since early 2020, and many – including the China Speakers Bureau – have been waiting for a change in this policy.