This issue of China Briefing deals with Due Diligence in China, and is a comprehensive overview of this subject. Included are due diligence buyers can conduct themselves on Chinese suppliers, with explanations on the content of a Chinese business license, and comments on sales and purchasing due diligence strategies. Due Diligence when entering into Joint Ventures in China is also covered, with particular emphasis on land use rights, limited liability status, and dealing with and understanding Chinese private company accounts. Management due diligence is also covered, as well as China government due diligence and the apparent conflicts that arise between local and state levels of government. We also discuss aspects of risk assessment to look at when considering prospectus reports when taking Chinese companies to IPO.