China business update 2024.

China Business Update: A Free Webinar on February 14th

Register Here Please join Harris Sliwoski attorneys Jonathan Bench, Dan Harris, and Fred Rocafort on February 14, 2024 for a free webinar on what we see for China’s business environment in 2024, and on what businesses can and should be doing to prepare. Among other things, we will be discussing how the following are likely

Hamas Murderers and Terrorists

Has China Shirked its Obligation to its Citizen Kidnapped by Hamas?

Noa Argamani is one of the hostages seized by Hamas and a video of her abduction has been circulated worldwide. Though Noa grew up in Israel, her mother was born and raised in China. Her parents have embarked on a public relations campaign to highlight Noa’s Chinese background. The family believes that given the long-standing

Doing business in China

China’s Relations With the West: Straight Line Decline

There are those who believe China's ongoing Party Congress will bode well for companies that do business in or with China. I am firmly convinced that the opposite is true and that it will used as yet another opportunity by China to show that it will not be cowered by the declining relations and sanctions/counter-sanctions between the United States / EU / Australia / Japan on the one hand, and China on the other. I see China using this Congress to let the world (domestic and external) know that it fully intends to fight back and fight back hard. In other words, this Party Congress will lead to China's decoupling from much of the world accelerating, not slowing down. 

President Xi and Putin

President Xi Will Hold Onto Power, BUT . . .

At least once a day, someone — usually a client — asks me if President Xi will hold onto power. And every day, I give  a much shorter version of the following half-serious, half-facetious answer: He will hold onto power, but for how long I don’t know. It’s like the stock market. I can right

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Viaje del Presidente Biden a Asia y Cumbre sobre el Desafío de China el 9 de junio

Recientemente fui entrevistado por Boyd Matheson, de KSL Radio, en su podcast Inside Sources. Hablamos del viaje del Presidente Biden a Asia y de lo que esperaba conseguir allí, incluido el tipo de señales que el Presidente Biden transmitiría probablemente a sus homólogos de Corea del Sur y Japón, y de la próxima Cumbre sobre el Desafío de China, que se celebrará en la sede de la ONU en Nueva York.

hong kong

La desaparición de Hong Kong y Feliz Navidad

Noche antes de Navidad así que día lento hoy, así que lo usaré como excusa para recordar un poco. En agosto de 2019, en lo que ahora parece una eternidad, en Hong Kong para International Business: Stick a Fork in It, fuimos -que yo sepa- los primeros en declarar el fin

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Hong Kong’s Saddest Day

Whatever the Chinese Communist Party waxworks expected after the Hong Kong handover, the massive July 1, 2003 protest against proposed “national security” legislation was surely a warning about the limits of Hongkongers’ tolerance of authoritarian rule. The proposed legislation was the Hong Kong government’s response to Article 23 of its Basic Law, which requires the