In search of a balanced board – The case for diversity

In search of a balanced board – The case for diversity

Many female readers of this journal will no doubt have had the experience of being the only woman present at board meetings. How would they pitch to their male colleagues the need for better board diversity? CSj outlines a fictional company secretary’s defence...
Keeping in touch – Linking companies and their owners

Keeping in touch – Linking companies and their owners

This month’s interviewee – Naz Sarkar ACIS, the regional CEO for the UK, the Channel Islands, Ireland and Africa at Computershare Investor Services PLC – discusses the way that Chartered Secretaries involved in the share registration business can help develop...
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...
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...
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)

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