In trying to establish a presence in China, foreign investors have found it imperative to understand the regulatory environment of this potentially huge market. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the legal framework for doing business in China. It covers such topics as state structure; legislative amendments and enactments on direct foreign investment; the court system; the legal profession; business entities; foreign investment enterprises; contracts; intellectual property; labor and employment; consumer protection; taxation; securities; and dispute resolution.
Apart from explaining legal principles, the book highlights liberalisation measures that China has undertaken to fulfil its WTO commitments; elucidates complicated legal concepts with examples of court decisions; discusses relevant foreign trade and investment polices; and includes a glossary of Chinese terms.
1. An Overview of the Chinese Legal System 2. Business Entities 3. Foreign Investment Enterprises 4. Contracts 5. Intellectual Property 6. Labor and Employment 7. Consumer Protection 8. Taxation and Securities 9. Dispute Resolution 10. Foreign Trade and Investment Policy. Glossary of Chinese Terms. Table of Chinese Legal Documents. Table of Cases. Useful Web Sites