At least once a month, I get an email from an English teacher in China wanting to start a language consulting business or school in China. I have a form response that summarizes what it will likely take and likely cost for them to do so legally. car lease shanghai Virtually none of them had any idea of the difficulties and costs in starting such businesses.
My law firm represents a good number of existing international schools in China and we are right now working on at least double the number of legal issues as usual for them. Today I saw a Shanghaiist post on “issues” being faced by Shanghai Rego International School. The post entitled, “Shanghai Rego International School now facing forced relocation,” details how the school is being forced to move as its facility is being taken over for a public school:Hua said the bureau signed a 10-year contract with the school in 2003 for its renting of the facilities, which will expire in January 2013. He said the facilities were built at that time to be a public school, but the area was not sufficiently populated to need such a school. The bureau instead leased the facility to the international school.
“But now a growing number of local residents living in the area are having trouble finding a school for their children, so we have decided that the facilities will be taken back when the contract ends and will be used as a public school,”