China

DUDE, WHERE’S MY DRONE?

August 1, 2013 China

Have you wondered what it would be like to receive deliveries by drone?  In China, it’s already happening:  A private bakery in Shanghai began using small, four-rotor drones to deliver cakes to its customers. The cake delivery service has been at least temporarily halted pending a regulatory review.  After all, using the airspace over a […]

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Brazil’s Importance to South Florida’s Economy and the Chinese Avalanche

June 8, 2011 Brazil

By Michael Diaz, Jr. – Managing Partner Andre Linhares – Attorney First publication on The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida The U.S. is taking its relationship with Brazil for granted, and that may hurt South Florida’s economy. Consider the facts. In 2009, China became Brazil’s primary trading partner, surpassing the U.S. for the first […]

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China Facing U.S. Trade Sanctions for Keeping Yuan Undervalued

January 12, 2011 China

Guest post by Xingjian Zhao, an attorney at Diaz Reus & Targ focusing on complex commercial litigation and cross-border transactions. [Published on China Forum.] China’s cheap currency China may soon be forced to pay the high price of its cheap currency. When the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved the […]

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Cuba Attempts at Privitization

November 8, 2010 Caribbean

The Cuban Communist Party is expected to unveil a broader agenda for economic growth later this year or in early 2011, which could hint at preparations for a political transition to life beyond the aged Castro brothers.  Announcing public sector layoffs of over 10% of the nation’s 5.5 million workers and a plan to relax […]

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China Opens Miami Free Zone “Manufacturers Mall” to Help Latin American Buyers

August 12, 2010 China

Burgeoning China-Latin American trade got a boost August 10 with the opening of the China Sourcing Center, a 76,000-square-foot, duty-free “manufacturers mall” at the Miami Free Zone in Doral. As reported in The Miami Herald, the center enables Latin American commercial buyers to view a range of Chinese products—from building materials to electronics to consumer […]

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China’s New Regulation of E-Comerce: Fundamental Impact to Pay Pal and Third Party Payment Services

August 12, 2010 China

WILL PAYPAL THRIVE IN CHINA? Guest post by Vincent Li, Associate Attorney, Diaz Reus. On June 21, 2010, the central bank of China issued the administrative rules governing payment services by non financial institutions (the “Rules”).  The Rules are the first set of regulatory measures China has adopted towards non-bank third-party payment processors like PayPal.  […]

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Asian and Middle Eastern Business Ethics Hit Latin America

July 20, 2010 China

Beware when doing business in Latin America. Thanks to growing Chinese and Middle Eastern investment there, fraud and bribery are growing as well. Business practices considered unethical, fraudulent and illegal in the United States, such as bribery and financial “favors,” are largely tolerated and thriving in the developing regions of the Western Hemisphere, with little […]

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Empowering In-house Counsel : 2010 World Expo in Shanghi China

June 13, 2010 China

Mexico looks to tap Chinese investors and promote trade Mexico looks to World Expo to tap Chinese investors and promote trade.  Eager to promote international trade between Mexico and China (and Asia more generally), ProMexico – the government institution responsible for strengthening Mexico’s participation in the global economy – has entered into an exclusive agreement […]

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