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.
Table of Contents
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
Vai Io Lo is Associate Professor of Law at Bond University, Australia. She is the author of several books, including China’s Urban Health Care Reform: From State Protection to Individual Responsibility; Law and Investment in China: The Legal and Business Environments after WTO Accession (with Xiaowen Tian, also published by Routledge); and Law and Industrial Relations: China and Japan after World War II.
Xiaowen Tian is Associate Professor in International Business, also at Bond University, Australia. He is the author of Managing International Business in China; China’s Regional Disparities since 1978; and Dynamics of Development in an Open Economy: China since 1978.