September 19, 2012

Learn Legal Aspects of How to Do Business With China

Conducting business in China can bring great reward, but also great risk. If something goes wrong, with a supplier, a client, or an employee, the options for recourse are murky. Should you litigate in China, where courts are less than transparent?  Sue in the US, and then try to enforce the judgment against an absent defendant? Or avoid both with mediation or […]

May 30, 2012

Chinaful on Facebook

Here’s something you might not believe – Facebook, that seemingly omnipresent social media, is blocked in Mainland China. Yes, you read that right.  It’s a censored site in China, blocked by the PRC Government. Instead, Renren (translated, “every people”) provides China’s government-friendly Facebook.  But having an alternative doesn’t stop Chinese from breaking through the “Great Firewall” with a VPN to get […]

March 05, 2012

New Series: Chinese Government 101

There are so many aspects of Chinese life that I love, but one of my favorites is conversations with cab drivers.  Not only is it the tried-and-true way to practice Mandarin, it’s also a view into the Chinese mindset.  Particularly when it comes to politics, Chinese cabbies don’t pull punches – and they usually know […]

February 29, 2012

ChinaSnaps!: Chinaful on Pinterest

When I read my favorite blogs that post every day, I get ambitious (competitive?) and think, I should do that. Who wouldn’t want more Chinaful, right?  And then I realize how impossible that is given I’m an attorney at a large law firm. So until we get leap hours or leap days weekly, it’s Monday, […]

January 27, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Chinaful is proud to announce it has a home, at  With only two posts Chinaful is currently ranked #5 in the International Business category on Bloglovin’.  I’m excited to add to the dialgoue on China available on the web — there’s always more to explore and the journey is just starting.  Follow Chinaful through Bloglovin’ and […]