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Green Card 101 & Working in the U.S. – Interview with Joe Zhou, Partner/ Co-Managing Attorney from Zhang & Associates, P.C.

Plan to get a green card? Not sure what application fits your background? Want to have a good strategy to maximize your chance? We are lucky to have Joe Zhou, Partner/Co-Managing Attorney from Zhang & Associates, P.C. with us today. Zhang & Associates was established in Houston in 1996. Since then it has expanded into […] Continue reading

Green Card, Manufacturing

Francesca Bettridge, a prominent lighting designer, talks about the recent award-winning project in Shanghai and lighting design in general.

We are lucky to have Ms. Francesca Bettridge, President, and Principal of Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (CBB), a NYC-based leading lighting design firm. CBB has created a broad range of award-winning work with the nation’s leading architectural firms. This April, their Shanghai Harry Winston project has won the GE Edison Award. Francesca lead this project so let’s […] Continue reading

Manufacturing

American factory owner Chip Starnes held hostage… by bad HR practices.

I don’t know anything more about the case of Chip Starnes than the what this article and many like it are telling me. But basically it looks like a  misunderstanding between the management and workers at small factory in Beijing has made it to CNN. If Starnes is to be believed, (and the facts don’t …

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Change Leadership, Economy, Labor Actions, Labor Issues, Labor Management, Manufacturing

EB-5 program brief introduction from Cooper Erving & Savage LLP immigrant attorney

Increasingly, our alumni ask our club questions regarding the EB-5 visa, or Immigrant Investors, program. We were lucky to have Ms. Kimberly Finnigan, an attorney from Cooper Erving & Savage LLP, giving us a brief introduction of the EB-5 program. Cooper Erving & Savage LLP is a prestigious Law firm in Albany with a history [...] Continue reading

Manufacturing

EB-5 program brief introduction from Cooper Erving & Savage LLP immigrant attorney

Increasingly, our alumni ask our club questions regarding the EB-5 visa, or Immigrant Investors, program. We were lucky to have Ms. Kimberly Finnigan, an attorney from Cooper Erving & Savage LLP, giving us a brief introduction of the EB-5 program. Cooper Erving & Savage LLP is a prestigious Law firm in Albany with a history […] Continue reading

Manufacturing

Gordon Chang invents a new genre of porn– “China Fail”

Gordon Chang’s latest Forbes article reads a bit like pornography for those frustrated China-watchers who are hot & bothered to see China fail, and fail spectacularly. As usual, he downplays the financial and political resources available to the central government which could be used to mitigate problems in the economy. (A link to the article …

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Economy, Gordon Chang, inventory, Manufacturing, Politics, Regional News, Southern China

Your Purchasing Manager is corrupt.

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO ABOUT IT   I’m often asked by foreign factory managers in China how I would handle the various difficult situations that might arise; fake resumes (fire the perpetrator), violence among the workers (fire anyone who throws a punch), sexual harassment (fire the guy who…), etc. But the one questions I get …

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bribery, corruption, Labor Issues, Labor Management, Manufacturing, Southern China, 好转

China manufacturing ain’t going nowhere.

I hate to say “I told you so”, but… Time was, when everyone was talking a manufacturing exodus from China. I felt like the lone voice saying “not so fast!” I cited a number of strategies which offset rising labor and other manufacturing costs mainly by adding value, as opposed to chasing cheaper labor. Now …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Labor Management, Manufacturing, Pearl River Delta, Southern China

China manufacturing ain’t going nowhere.

I hate to say “I told you so”, but… Time was, when everyone was talking a manufacturing exodus from China. I felt like the lone voice saying “not so fast!” I cited a number of strategies which offset rising labor and other manufacturing costs mainly by adding value, as opposed to chasing cheaper labor. Now …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Labor Management, Manufacturing, Pearl River Delta, Southern China

Service-rich manufacturing: China’s new killer app?

  Lots of experts are still talking about how manufacturers in China, faced with rising labor and other manufacturing costs, might preserve their competitiveness and profitability. Here’s rundown on the strategies championed (mostly by those who manufacture nothing… but that’s another story). GO STATESIDE: Everyone chased cheap labor to China. Now that it’s not so cheap …

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Economy, Labor Issues, Labor Management, LEAN, Manufacturing, Southern China

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