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Dancing with the Dragon – International Business from Chinese Law Prospective

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Posted by: Amit Ben-Yehoshua

Are you an entrepreneur ? If you reached my blog, you probably have been thinking of China. If not, it is time that you do. China, the Middle Kingdom, is the center of trade, with an amazing unprecedented growth. The opportunities that are offered in China are exceptional, but with those opportunities there are many pitfalls that you must be aware of.  Before you do business in China, you better learn how to Dance with the (Chinese) Dragon. So let’s dance…

I personally Dance with the Dragon since 2006. After practicing law in Israel and California I decided that it is time to leave California and to personally meet the Dragon. Since I am an international lawyer (licensed in California and Israel) I figured that, as safety precaution, it would be wise to learn Chinese law so I can properly greet the Dragon and persuade him of my legal rights in case of need. My darling wife agreed to join me in this Chinese venture and with our baby daughter we started learning basic Chinese. We arrived safely to Beijing where I completed a Master in Chinese law at Tsinghua University of Beijing. Since than I am Shibolet’s China Partner and eat Chinese food daily.

About Dancing with the Dragon

Dancing with the Dragon will focus on legal and business prospective of doing business with China. We will update you about the fundamentals of Chinese law and hope to be your China Hand. This week, over 1.3 billion Chinese, will celebrate the Spring Festival, which is the Chinese New Year.  We will depart from the Year of the Ox and will welcome the Year of the Tiger.  It is customary in China to wish to each other a prosperous year – or as we say in Chinese – Gong Xi Fa Cai  – 恭喜发财!!!