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Principles of Chinese and American Law

Seminar on How to Open A Business in China
Hainan Provincial Policies and Regulations
1:30pm – 4:00pm, Sunday, October 31, 2010
Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Hawaii Suites Conference Room

The Fourth Seminar on the Principles of Chinese and American Law, organized by HSBA member Leigh-Wai Doo, and co-sponsored by the Hainan Lawyers Association and the Hawaii State Bar Association, will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at the Blaisdell Center as part of the Splendor of China 2010 event. Lawyers from Hainan Province, an international tourism area, will present a program (with English subtitles) on "How to Open a Business in China: the legal requirements and regulations of Hainan, a pioneering International Tourist Island."

Hainan has established itself as a leader in transparency in Chinese provincial law, and the President of the Hainan Lawyers Association will make available to HSBA members for $20 a book on the provincial policies and regulations of Hainan Province, including specific county regulations. This book was published in April 2010.

The People's Republic of China reaffirmed in January 2010 its national strategy that Hainan Province be an international tourist destination putting forth goals to be met by 2015 and 2020. Chinese preferential policies, infrastructure and national funding have been adopted to hasten Hainan's efforts to pioneer international standards and systems as an open, green, civil and harmonious international island.

HSBA Members are invited to attend the afternoon session where the work of the Hainan lawyers and government representatives will be presented. In turn, HSBA members will present a two hour overview on How to Open a Business in America, Hawaii State Requirements, for the fourteen member delegation of Hainan lawyers and judiciary administrators from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Admission is free for holders of Splendor of China tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office. For more information, contact Leigh-Wai Doo at or (808) 721-0006.

This seminar has been facilitated by a not-for-profit organization, The Foundation for Islands of Harmony, funded in part by the City and County of Honolulu, Office of Economic Development and International Affairs and the service of dozens of volunteers including Hainan Lawyers and Judiciary, HSBA members and the law firm Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher. The seminar is presented in coordination with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and its Annual 'Splendor of China 2010' exhibition at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

Sun Oct 31, 2010
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall Meeting Room, 777 Ward Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 (map)