Wanderers At the Ends of the Earth

We are wanderers at the ends of the earth. But to meet each other here, why must we have met before? In the 1970’s, in New York City (“NYC”) Chinatown, I met a famous Chinese-American folk-singer and story-teller. His name is Charlie Chin, and he began a song...

Taiwan’s Offshore Planning World Is About to Become Up-Ended

If and when Taiwan is pressured to join the OECD CRS scheme, Taiwan’s government will automatically receive financial, deposit, securities and banking information of its citizens from governments and banks of 96 countries. Taiwanese families and high-net-worth...

Alternative Foreign Investment Entry Vehicles for China

Nicholas V Chen explains that depending on one’s business goals, one will necessarily select a China legal structure specifically tailored to conduct such a business. Unlike in some western societies where one form of company can be used for a broad unlimited...

Managing China Risk in a Changed Business Ecosystem

Cartoonist David Horsey earlier this year created an image of an anxious Uncle Sam asking a fortune teller, “Can you tell me about my future?” She responds: “Hmm … I would, but I can’t read Chinese.” The fortune teller’s words...

Approval Procedure for Joint Ventures in China

Nick provides a detailed chart of the process to establish a joint venture in China. This roadmap demystifies the process by setting forth clearly the role and tasks of each participant in a joint venture formation, from the concept stage through the wrap up stages. I...