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In June, China enacted the PRC Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law (中华人民共和国反外国制裁法) following an expedited drafting process, the country’s first national statute specifically combating foreign sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals. The law states that companies in China may not implement or enforce foreign sanctions against Chinese entities, an…
 
In May, BlackRock CCB Wealth Management became the second foreign-controlled wealth management joint-venture to be granted an operating license by the Chinese government. The JV is majority-owned by the world's biggest asset manager BlackRock with 50.1% stake, while China Construction Bank and Singapore state investor Temasek own 40% and 9.9% respe…
 
China has launched a national carbon emissions trading system for the first time, with trading set to begin imminently. Multinationals can expect to be significantly affected by the compliance requirements laid out by the new market, while also standing to profit from the new investment opportunities it presents. Nancy Sun and Andrew Westgate discu…
 
@dar.ig @springs.thread ////////////////////////// Thank you for tuning into the Springs & Thread podcast. Please Rate, Like, Follow, Subscribe, and Review our podcast on your podcast platform. On Ep. 35, we missed Darius. Now on Ep. 36, we are missing Mikey. Let's hope the gang can come back together for Ep. 37!…
 
@springs.thread @heyimmikey @dar.ig // On this episode of the Springs and Thread podcast, we discuss the new Black Bay Ceramic, Off-White AF-1 University Gold, Free Run Trails on SNKRS, Reese Cooper, Bark and Jack's video on Social Media killing the Luxury Watch World, Yeezy Restocks, and we clown Ed for having a Google Pixel yet everything else is…
 
Human genetic resources such as organs, cells, and tissue are crucial to the clinical trials that pharmaceutical multinationals conduct in order to get their products registered for use in China, whether it be a new drug or medical device. China's HGR regime was recently elevated to the level of a national statute for the first time when the PRC Bi…
 
With more than 10,000 restaurants in over 1,500 cities in China, Yum China is the biggest restaurant company in China, owning some of the most popular fast-food brands in the country including KFC and Pizza Hut. In 2020, it became the first restaurant company and the first non-TMT company to have a secondary listing in Hong Kong. Joseph Chan, Yum C…
 
On this episode of the Springs & Thread Podcast, we discuss: Jordan 7 Flint Jordan 7 PSG Zion 1s Jordan Brand saves the best for Jordan Canned Coke vs Glass Coke Yeezy Line-Up for 2021 Adidas Forum 84s Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 550s Yeezy Sample Sells for $1.8M Chrome Hearts x Rolls Royce Drizzy Drake Nike x Sacai Vaporwaffle Jordan 2s HIT! Made…
 
National security has driven reforms to foreign direct investment regimes around the world, including the United States, Australia, the EU and China. The U.K. is the latest major economy to join in on the act with its new National Security and Investment Bill, which will for the first time in the country’s history introduce a standalone foreign inv…
 
A year ago, the Supreme People’s Court issued three guiding opinions providing guidance to lower courts on a range of litigation and disputes issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Diane Peng analyzes how the SPC's guidance has played out in litigation proceedings in practice; PRC courts' approach to foreign-related litigation in particular; an…
 
Where is the Gap x Yeezy Collection? Yeezy 350 Commericalized Aimé Leon Dore Pronunciation Air Max Month? Kim Jones AM95? CLOT Air Max "Cha"? Throwback to Jansport Bags Adidas x Peloton Hostess Follow-Up Darius' Chocolate Story Nike Air Jordan 1 Patina Citizen Cal. 0020 Mikey's Uses His Flip-Flop Card on the Fifty-Fathoms Piaget Polo Skeleton…
 
Hongkong Land is one of Asia’s leading property investment, management and development groups. The long-established real estate developer has a significant presence in mainland China, with an extensive and growing portfolio of commercial and residential projects, which attract some of the world’s biggest retailers and luxury brands. Bobo Xu, Shangh…
 
The pandemic's impact on contracts and relationships between Chinese and foreign parties will be felt in the coming months and years as disputes slowly but surely develop into litigation and arbitration. Jessica Pyman and Mavis Tan discuss what lawyers and businesses need to know to prepare for litigation in China; conducting counterparty and fit t…
 
Intro: 0:00-2:19 Introducing Brandon Paul (@theminutemaker): 2:20-11:56 Yeezy 450: 19:00-21:33 Yeezy 1020V: 22:45-25:27 Arc'teryx, Veilance, Techwear: 29:46-31:50 Supreme BOGO Talk: 34:30-36:34 Picking 2 Brands to Rock Forever: 36:36-43:40 Top 5 Watches for the Rest of your Life: 45:30-52:23 Brandon's Watch Story: 53:57-1:01:23 Brandon's COVID-19 S…
 
On this episode of the Springs & Thread podcast, we talk about how sneaker culture will never go back to what it was, more news on the Backdoor Ones, Brendan Dunne's article on the Trophy Room x Nike Air Jordan 1s, Nike Dunk releases, and more.By Edward Chow, Darius Yiu, Mikey Croteau
 
1:45: Apple Watch Series 3 2:01: Jordan 1 Mid UNC, Air Max 97 Skepta 2:47: Jordan 4 Cactus Jack 3:43: Mike Cherman & his visvim Christos 4:18: G-Shock GA2100 5:16: Coke Boys/Koch Boys 5:40: Carhartt Air Force 1 6:20: Dior B23 7:44: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 10:20: Blundstones 10:30: Air Max 97 Corduroy Pack 10:53: Jerry Seinfeld DOES get paid 11:25…
 
Show Notes: 0:47: Aime Leon Dore 28 oz fleece hoodie 0:53: 32 oz Naked & Famous jeans 1:15: Raw denim 2:21: Uniqlo Selvedge Denim 3:22: Nudie Jeans “Skinny Lin” 7:15: United Stock Dry Goods 9:31: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 9:55: Casio G-Shock GA2100 10:18: GA-2100 Metal Conversion 12:06: Dr. Martens 1460 13:53: Jordan 1 Chicago 15:00: Tudor Black Ba…
 
The Chinese government has been outspoken in recent years about its desire to improve the business environment for both domestic and foreign companies. Part of its strategy to do so has been the promotion of arbitration by the Chinese judiciary, spearheaded by the Supreme People's Court. At the same time, the Hong Kong government led by its Secreta…
 
The Trump administration aggressively introduced new rules and amended existing rules to clamp down on Chinese access to U.S. technology, primarily through export controls and sanctions, throughout 2020. Wendy Wysong and Ali Burney discuss the impact of different lists compiled by the US government on Chinese companies, the heightened focus on comp…
 
On this episode, one of us buys a new watch live on the podcast, and we discuss Bottega Veneta leaving social media, Dunks on NikeID/Nike for You, if Fashion Week will even be relevant in the future, and much more. Links of what we spoke of: 1:08: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chrono Panda Dial 1:28: Vans - The Pack 2:12: Carhartt Air Force 1 2:20: Air…
 
5:10: Boxing Day/Sale Purchases 22:40: Lil Yachty x Reese Puffs, Kith Treats 28:08: Bodega x Nike Dunk High, Nike Dunk Roster for 2021 37:32: Jordan 11 Legend Blue Lows, Jordan 11 High vs. Low 41:20: Jordan 5/OFF-WHITE, Margiela Fusion Sneaker focus 45:41: Jordan 1 Hyper Royal 48:05: Tom Sachs Mars Yard 2.5 51:15: Putting your foot in a shoe like y…
 
On this episode of the podcast, we cover: 1:48-3:14 Mikey's Christmas Wishlist & Christmas Talk 3:16-3:46 Darius talking about Christmas 4:24-6:32 Ed's Christmas Plans & Sneakers for his Brother 6:40-9:00 What was on the feet & wrist 14:22-16:20 Kirkland BOGO & Kirkland Monarchs 16:22-27:30 Dad Shoes Still in Development? 27:52-33:00 Travis Scott x…
 
Main Topics Covered: 0:00-11:11 : What We Wore 16:07-24:00 : Hodinkee x Swatch Sistem 51 38:52-46:44 : Jaden Smith Thoughts 47:12-50:30 : Casablanca 327 & 327 Thoughts 50:50-56:16 : Alexander Wang x Adidas 59:56-1:09:29 : Kith Discussion 1:28:57-1:39:17 : Darius Not Shopping Online 1:51:30-2:04:53: Chrome Hearts Discussion 2:16:39-2:39:29 : Deep Di…
 
*Disclaimer* The point of this podcast is to evoke thought and express current opinions and thoughts on fashion and culture. As humans, we are fortunate enough to have our own believes and thoughts change overtime. As consumers of the podcast, we cannot silence voices if opinions to not reflect our own, we need better speech and communication with …
 
The Trump administration has creatively used U.S. export controls and sanctions to further its foreign policy goals, most notably restricting U.S. business dealings with Chinese entities in various technological sectors. Benjamin Kostrzewa and Holly Blackwell discuss the future of the U.S. export controls and sanctions regimes under a new administr…
 
With a new U.S. presidential administration all but confirmed, all eyes now are on how a Biden presidency will differ from its predecessor in terms of its policies towards China. Jeremy Zucker and Yang Wang discuss FDI flows between the two countries, the outlook for cross-border M&A, the potential policy tools used by the Biden administration in t…
 
Data protection has been one of the top priorities for lawmakers and regulators in China in recent years, as concerns over the commercial collection and processing of personal information have increased alongside the explosion of the country’s internet economy. Barbara Li analyzes the extraterritorial reach of the new draft PRC Law on the Protectio…
 
On Episode 8 of the Springs & Thread Podcast, we talk about: Nike Air Jordan 1 Mids vs Nike Air Jordan 1 OG Highs Acquiring a Hodinkee Magazine Tudor Black Bay & Tudor Pelagos LHD Darius' Picks for Tudor Watches Under $5000 Oris Calibre 400 Coverage Darius' Car Rant Nike NEXT% Controversy + RANTBy Edward Chow
 
Established in 2014, the New Development Bank was set up by China and the four other BRICS countries to finance infrastructure and sustainable development projects in the BRICS and other emerging economies. Abhimanyu Ghosh discusses his role at the bank, the bank’s rapid response to COVID-19, setting environmental and social standards for their loa…
 
Traditionally, in-house lawyers in China have not been viewed as a core component of business strategy, but this has changed massively in recent years, with in-house counsel increasingly looking to get involved in major decision-making. Myra Gao discusses her role at Danfoss China, the growing attention she pays to export control developments on bo…
 
Show Notes: Aime Leon Dore FW20 Drop II JJJJound x Reebok Nylon Shoes - Thoughts Are “Minimalist” Played Out? Supreme x Jacob & Co. Is Supreme Still Edgy? Kith x BMW Darius’ take on Why the Kith x BMW is silly In-House Movements vs Off the Shelf Movements Vertically Integrated Watch Makers Vertically Integrated Apparel Manufacturers Disclaimer abou…
 
Export controls have been one of the main policy tools wielded by the Trump administration in its trade and technology war against China. Now, China has made its first major move in response, with a new law specifically focused on export controls. Nate Bush discusses the scope of items the new law covers, the ways in which it departs from the expor…
 
On this week's episode of the Springs & Thread podcast, we have Julian Golden as our first ever guest. We sat down with Julian to talk about: Julian's G-Shock origin story Why the Explorer is still valid in Edward's watch collection New watch alert! Julian's thoughts on designer footwear Purchasing second-hand sneakers Nike x FOG Retrospective 1984…
 
This week, the southern major city of Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong province celebrated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen special economic zone, China’s first. Eric Liu discusses Shenzhen’s new five year development plan; loosening of rules surrounding foreign exchange and remittances; imminent stock market reforms, and more…
 
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