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Why Corporate Disputes in China Still Revolve Around Rubber Stamps

June 20, 2020, The Economist

Eric Carlson spoke with The Economist about the legal implications of the widespread use of company chops in China. On the potential for disputes involving company chops in China, Mr. Carlson says, “managers sometimes misuse seals to enter side contracts. Lawsuits to reclaim a chop can drag on, so many cases are resolved out of court. But technology is catching up with tradition. China is starting to deploy electronic chops, which are easier to monitor—and to strip from aggrieved wielders."

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