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John Findley is a China specialist having lived, off and on, in China for around 30 years. He now lives in Newcastle. He is a highly experienced senior executive and now runs his own migration business (a genuine independent contractor) supporting high-end executives to work in Australia.

Views on China from ‘on the ground’ August 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

From John, June 2015 (somewhere in China)
Hi Ken,

I spent an evening with the major shareholder of a Chinese auto manufacturer. He has a range of battery powered light trucks. Government has a direct action subsidy plan whereby the manufacturer of the truck actually gives it free to the user. No tax imposed, just direct action.

Polluting trucks are no longer permitted into the city of Beijing. Only 2 manufacturers of electric trucks have a license, including my friend. Theirs will be permitted into the city.  More...


Contract law developments in China: October 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Important contract law developments in China are explained here.

Here’s a summary:
China’s Supreme Court continues to refine legal procedures.  The “Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on Issues Concerning the Application of Law for Hearing Cases of Sale and Purchase Contract Related Disputes” came into effect in July 2012, addressing practical issues that have emerged since the 1999 version of the law.  It provides clarification in sales contracts. More...


More on why China will grow

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Here is a wonderful pictorial selection that explains why China will continue to grow. The pictures show the possessions of average Chinese families. China will move these people out of poverty.  But will China’s ageing population kill the growth? Have a look at this graph. More...


Engage with China the right way

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I have a somewhat hazy recollection of a visit to the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce by a minister of the Keating cabinet in the early ’90s (going back quite a few years).
 
The minister addressed the Austcham with the message “Australia should engage with Asia”.  One wag at the rear of the room rose to his feet and pointed out, with great politeness, that the minister was addressing Austcham in Hong Kong and all members had been engaged with Asia for decades. More...