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China 2030

China 2030

China 2030: building a modern, harmonious and creative high-income society, published by the World Bank in collaboration with China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC), assesses China's medium-term development...

China's politics of the economically possible

China's politics of the economically possible

The World Bank's China 2030 report recommends, among other things, that China should eliminate privileges for state-owned enterprises, increase spending on social services and open its budget to public scrutiny. Sound advice, argues Minxin Pei, Professor of Government...

Contract management – avoiding the horror stories

Contract management – avoiding the horror stories

There are many stories about doing business in mainland China – some exceptionally successful, others diabolical failures. Matthew McKee, Solicitor, Argyle Lawyers Pty Ltd, argues that what makes these disaster stories worse is that they are usually easily avoidable....

Arbitration in China  中國的仲裁機制

Arbitration in China 中國的仲裁機制

New rules issued by the China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission should improve its standing as an international player in dispute resolution and arbitration proceedings Revised arbitration rules for the China International Economic Trade Arbitration...

CSj May 2012 (pdf version)

CSj May 2012 (pdf version)

In search of a balanced board. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...

No more paperwork? E-incorporation one year on

No more paperwork? E-incorporation one year on

Electronic incorporation has some obvious advantages over paperbased incorporation – it's faster, more efficient and the whole process can be conducted from the serenity of your own laptop anywhere in the world, 24/ 7. So why, a year on from the Companies Registry's...

From concertos to compliance

From concertos to compliance

The new HKICS president, Edith Shih, is as comfortable singing operatic arias as she is discussing the latest issues confronting the Chartered Secretarial profession. In interview with CSj, she discusses her aspirations as president and recounts how a career in music...

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