March 06, 2013

Speaking at Tsinghua University, Beijing: Current Issues in US-China Cross Border Litigation

Of all my experiences living, working, and studying in China, my most useful (and most enjoyable) was the time I spent studying at Tsinghua Law School in Beijing, regarded as one of the top universities in China. (Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping are fellow alums!) The LLM program covered all aspects of Chinese law, from corporate to criminal, civil […]

January 28, 2013

Chinese Government 101: China’s Special Administrative Regions

{Just a few of the Macau high-rise hotels on the Cotai Strip} One of the most well-remembered moments in modern Chinese history was the return of Hong Kong by the UK to the People’s Republic of China in 1997. But after the ceremony, the fireworks, and the news subsided, many may not have realized that […]

January 15, 2013

Speaking on Developing a China Practice 101: January 17, 2013

Hello Chinaful friends and Happy New Year! It’s been some time since my last post, but as of today, Chinaful is returning to regular programming. And just in time to share with you all about a panel I am speaking at this Thursday.  If you are an attorney interested in developing a China practice, join us […]

October 19, 2012

Chinese Government 101: Supreme People’s Procuracy

{Just a few of the Macau high-rise hotels on the Cotai Strip}  Source: via Courtney on Pinterest  Continuing the Chinese Government 101 series, today’s post is on China’s Supreme People’s Procuracy, or Procuratorate (最高人民检察院; in pinyin Zuìgāo Rénmín Jiǎncháyuàn). This likely unfamiliar term refers to a position within the Chinese government with no corollary in the US system. Taken from the […]

September 24, 2012

Neo-Traditional Art + Culture: The New “Made in China”

{Ai Wei Wei with his sunflower seeds, from the Guardian UK} Visiting the Tate Modern in London a few years ago with my husband, it was entirely fortuitous that well-known Chinese artist/activist Ai Wei Wei was exhibiting Sunflower Seeds at the time. Each seed, porcelain cast in molds and hand-painted by artisans, represented the manufacturing stereotype of “Made in […]