The China Integrated Analysis
The China Integrated Analysis is our newsletter published on a regular basis, discussing the latest business trends along with providing practical operational tips that we share from our acquired know-how.
- Expectations 2012 part 1
A look back at 2011, pointing out specific numbers from the CEIBS Survey of “Foreign Executives in China” to analyze achievements of Swiss and EU companies, from which we identify the biggest difficulties ahead of them and forecast the following years.
- Protecting Know-How and Trade Secrets in China
Contrary to popular belief, China’s legal system protects employer’s proprietary knowledge. However, as with many Chinese laws, implementation is carried out differently than in the West and different steps than in the home market need to be taken to protect a foreign firm’s know-how. This analysis gives key pieces of advice on how to protect a company’s know-how and trade secrets against information disclosure, such as centralizing files, using adequate employment documentation or optimizing exit procedures. While more administrative measures have to be implemented than in typical western countries, strong IP and know-how protection can still be achieved.
- HR Challenges
China’s top concern for foreign companies is finding and retaining human resources. While a small proportion of locals receive an education meeting international firm’s needs, foreign employees are seeing social insurance tax increased and work permits harder to obtain. This analysis exposes solutions and advices to find and retain local talent in an environment where foreigners are more difficult and costly to employ.