On the Perimeter of the Economic Circle Oct27

On the Perimeter of the Economic Circle

Market access barriers in the burgeoning market of Southwest China The eastern and southern regions of China have long been the traditional powerhouses for foreign investors, leading to a large disparity with more inland regions in terms of market development. China has sought to rectify this imbalance through ini...

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How Ultra High Net Worth People Use Charitable Trusts in China Oct14

How Ultra High Net Worth People Use Charitable Trusts in China

The concept of “charitable trust”, as an emerging charity model, has the dual attributes of charitable affairs management and financial services. While isolating wealth risks, achieving charitable purposes, and managing property preservation and appreciation, through the concept, it is also possible to inherit the familial philan...

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The Many Dynasties of Foreign Investment in China Oct14

The Many Dynasties of Foreign Investment in China

Since 1978, China has formally pursued a policy of “reform and opening-up” in an effort to attract foreign investment. Ever since, resulting reforms have gradually liberalised the nation’s foreign investment controls. Between 1983 and 2020, foreign investment increased by a factor of nearly 1,000, from US$1.77 billion to US$1....

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Not Forced to Speak Mandarin; Chinese Linguistic Diversity Oct14

Not Forced to Speak Mandarin; Chinese Linguistic Diversity

Vernacular, also known as topolect and dialect, is the spoken language that is generally used in a specific geographical area. This kind of language is not limited by race, cultural background or other conditions. It has its own complete phonetic, lexical and grammatical structure system, which can meet the needs of local social com...

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What’s in a Name? Matriarchal Clans vs. Britain vs. Portugal Oct14

What’s in a Name? Matriarchal Clans vs. Britain vs. Portugal

From a historical perspective, the main function of “surname” is to “separate marriage”, that is, to distinguish blood relationship. In China, the progress and development of society has resulted in the legislation of surnames also changing accordingly. Mainland China On the mainland, the concept o...

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How the Law Deals with Popular Mass Culture Oct14

How the Law Deals with Popular Mass Culture

While every single last human thinks, acts and behaves differently, their needs and interests are all different from one another, but ironically, they are still referred to as the “Common Man” or “The Masses”. In any society that is based on a democratic principle, the Masses enjoy certain rights and privileges, along with...

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Dreams of Death; Dealing with Desires to Commit Crimes Oct14

Dreams of Death; Dealing with Desires to Commit Crimes

Violence or criminal activities in our dreams can often cause stress and anxiety, and in the most extreme instances, a criminal dream can show a person’s desire or guilt, or the fear of being accused of a crime that has not yet been committed. However, can our unconscious thoughts when we are sleeping amount to preparation for a cr...

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Enterprises in Hibernation; An Analysis of Dormant Companies Oct14

Enterprises in Hibernation; An Analysis of Dormant Companies

Affected by COVID, the world economy has been impacted for the past 2 years. Countless enterprises have faced or are facing the dilemma of stagnant operation and are unable to make ends meet. For these enterprises, if they want to maintain themselves, they urgently need to seek a low-cost survival model. Therefore, the concept of ...

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Is it Legal to Stereotype Someone? (Happens Daily, Actually) Oct14

Is it Legal to Stereotype Someone? (Happens Daily, Actually)

Notwithstanding how difficult it is to be explained in a reasonable and efficient manner, the presence of stereotypes in the application of law is a concrete, daily experience. To verify this, ask a criminal, in any country, whether the law is correctly applied without stereotypes. Their answer would be certainly not, as they know...

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A New Anti-trust Era Aug22

A New Anti-trust Era

China’s amendments to its Anti-monopoly Law On 24th June 2022, China’s amended Anti-monopoly Law (AML) was adopted (after more than two years in the making), and took effect on 1st August 2022. This is a notable landmark for the legal sector, as it is the first amendme...

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