VPN in China, Should You Worry?
Anyone that has ever been to China at least once will be familiar with the internet censorship that one can expect to experience while visiting or living in the country. One common way of circumventing the problem is using what is called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). The “Great Firewall of China” is a government […]
Germany Beefing up Its FDI Control: China in the Crosshairs?
Effective since 18 July 2017, the German government strengthens control on attempts to take over German companies by investors from outside the EU or EFTA by a respective amendment of the Foreign Trade Ordinance (“Außenwirtschaftsverordnung”). The Middle Kingdom’s long-standing history of heavy foreign investments control (FDI control) all the while promoting outbound investments could explain […]
The 2017 ‘Negative List’ Has Been Officially Issued
Investments and Business Ventures in China China’s infamous attempt at exercising control over its inbound foreign investments is embodied by the yearly issuance of the Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries (the Catalogue). For many years, this Catalogue listed encouraged industries where foreign investments were encouraged along with a list of industries where […]
Trump President: What’s in It for China?
Much of the world, China included, is in shock over the recent election of billionaire property developer and TV reality shows mogul Donald J. Trump in the United States. All of the pre-election polls, and even many of the leaders of Mr. Trump’s own Republican Party themselves, had written him off going into this past […]
New China’s Work Visa: A Welcome Change or Reason to Worry?
In a recent development that could either spell great news or a reason for fear for foreign workers in China, on September 9, 2016, China’s State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (“SAFEA”), one of two Chinese government agencies currently charged with administering China’s visa program for foreign workers, announced major changes to China’s visa system […]