Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I was talking the other day to a friend who is trying to get a small company registered in Beijing. Among the many roadblocks thrown up by the Beijing Administration of Industry and Commerce is this amazing (to me, anyway) one: she has to provide an explanation of why she chose the name she did for the company. While certain words and implications (for example, "China National ..." if you aren't a centrally-owned SOE, or cuss words) are understandably prohibited, her proposed name implicated none of these. It's just the interfering instincts of overly idle bureaucrats, as far as I can tell.