Policy

How to Close a Business in China

Dec 10, China Briefing

Investors cannot simply walk away without following proper closure procedures. The legal representatives and financial associates of the entity will face difficulty in moving out of the country, starting another business, or even conducting ordinary banking and financial transactions if they are based in China. READ MORE

 

 

How to Stay Compliant under China’s New Foreign Investment Law

Dec 3, China Briefing

For foreign investors, figuring out the impact of the new Foreign Investment Law (FIL) on their plans is a business-critical task. READ MORE

 

An Introduction to Doing Business in China 2020

Nov 29, China Briefing

This comprehensive guide is ideal not only for businesses looking to enter the Chinese market but also for companies who already have a presence here and want to keep up-to-date with the most recent and relevant policy changes. The latest publication is now available. Complimentary Download

 

How To Survive an Increasingly Difficult China

Nov 20, China Law Blog

There is a lot you can do — even as a foreign company in China — to reduce your risks and the following is our general list of those things. This list is based largely on what we have seen happen in China during high tension/high risk times. READ MORE

 

China’s New Trademark Law in Effect from November 1

Nov 19, China Briefing

The law has strengthened provisions tackling bad-faith trademark registrations and intensifies the punishment for trademark infringement. READ MORE

 

China’s Corporate Social Credit System: What Businesses Need to Know

Nov 5, China Briefing

China’s social credit system is an ambitious initiative to build a database that monitors individual, corporate, and government behavior across the country in real time. Foreign firms and businesspeople are advised to seek local expertise and ensure full compliance with corporate laws and government policies to avoid being ‘blacklisted’. READ MORE

 

Exporting Food Products to China: A Step by Step Guide

Oct 30, China Briefing

In this article, Dezan Shira & Associates and the Silk Initiative introduces some of the many certifications, regulations, and procedures required to export food products to China. READ MORE

 

China passes new law to help foreign firms

Oct 23, South China Morning Post

The law, which will come into effect on January 1 next year, aims to create a ‘stable, fair, transparent and predictable’ business environment. READ MORE

 

Why US businesses should be worried about China’s corporate social credit system

Oct 14, South China Morning News

Punishments could include being denied access to cheap loans, higher import and export taxes and key personnel being prohibited from leaving China. READ MORE

 

9 charts that put China’s transformation in perspective

Oct 3, 2019 inkstone

In 2010, China overtook Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy. But GDP per capita remains below the global average and only one-fifth that of other advanced economies.VIEW ALL 9 CHARTS

 

How Military Spending Has Changed Since 2009

Oct 1, Statista.com

China has increased investment in its military in recent years, seeking to replace its outdated Soviet equipment and turn the PLA into a state-of-the-art force by 2049. READ MORE

 

Zaha Hadid’s massive ‘starfish’ airport opens in Beijing

Sept 25, 2019 The Guardian

The new mega-airport, the second in Beijing, was designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid in the shape of a starfish with five connected concourses. It is said to be the world’s largest single-building airport terminal. READ MORE

 

China to send state officials to 100 private firms including Alibaba

Sept 23, 2019 Reuters

The step underscores how Chinese government and party authorities are growing more deeply integrated into the private sector, as its economy sputters amid an intensifying trade war with the United States. READ MORE

 

China to Roll out Real-Time Passport Authentication for Foreigners

Sept 17, 2019 The Beijinger

Recognizing that foreigners are “unable to enjoy the same basic government services, public services, and Internet services as the mainland residents,” service operators will be able to use a new platform to perform real-time ID authentication using passport information. Trial use of the platform will begin in October. READ MORE

 

China Announces New Free Trade Zones in Six Provinces

Sept 10, 2019 China Briefing

China announced it will be expanding pilot free trade zones (FTZ) to six new provinces: Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Guanxi, and Yunnan. China’s total FTZs rises from 12 to 18 aligns with the government’s ongoing reforms to open up the economy. READ MORE

 

Setting Up a Foreign Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in China

Aug 27, China Briefing

According to the Overseas NGO Law, foreign NGOs, including foundations, social groups, think tanks, and other non-profit, non-governmental social organizations from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and foreign countries, have two ways to operate in China. READ MORE

 

From Satellites to the Moon and Mars, China Is Quickly Becoming a Space Superpower

July 17, 2019 Time

The speed at which China is surpassing each technological hurdle spotlights how the Beijing government views space as vital for boosting the economy and promoting high-end industry and spill-off technologies. READ MORE

 

China’s home prices growth fastest in five months, raises policy challenge

June 18, 2019 Reuters

New home prices in China rose at their fastest pace in five months in May, complicating government efforts to keep frothy housing markets under control as it rolls out more stimulus for the slowing economy. READ MORE

 

Staying Out of Trouble and Knowing What to do When Things Go Wrong

June 9, Beijing Kids

Ignorance of the law is no excuse in China, as in most countries. Here is some of the crucial important information that you will need to navigate safely and avoid legal entanglements in Beijing and China. READ MORE

 

China steps up support for SMEs via structural tools

May 9, 2019 China Daily

China announced a targeted cut in reserve requirement ratio (RRR) in its latest attempt of using structural tools rather than an across-the-board stimulus to help cash-strained small businesses. READ MORE

 

China’s Central Bank to Release New Banknotes and Coins in August

April 30, 2019 Caixin

The new patterns, though not very different from existing ones, are designed to be harder for counterfeiters to copy. Read More

 

Residency Restrictions to Be Scrapped in Many of China’s Cities

April 8, 2019 Caixin

China’s state planner has required local governments to lift household registration restrictions for people who live and work in some second- and third-tier cities in an effort to advance reform of the residency system for migrants. Read More

 

China’s Easing of Residency Requirements

April 8, 2019 Bloomberg

Cities with an urban population of between 1 million to 3 million should scrap the residency registration system — known as hukou — this year. Read More

 

China’s E-Bus Fleet Dents Global Oil Demand

March 25, 2019 Statista

Considering that 99 percent of the global electric bus fleet is Chinese, a major part of oil displaced by electric vehicles globally is just the result of the Chinese buses. READ MORE

 

The Nitty Gritty of China’s Social Credit System’

March 20, 2019 China Source

China is creating a social credit system where the Chinese government ranks people based on whether they conform to dictated social norms. Read More

 

Could this be the end for China’s notorious household registration system?

February 26,2019 So China Morning Post

Senior public security official flags plan to register people and provide services to them where they live – and not where they are born. Immense barriers remain to change the hukou system that has divided urban and rural residents since the 1950s Read More

 

China’s social credit system shows its teeth, banning millions from taking flights, trains

Feb 19,2019 So China Morning News

System aims to pressure citizens to avoid bad behavior, although human rights advocates argue it does not take into account individual circumstances Read More

 

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) destinations

November 21, 2018 Statista

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Special Report: How China opened up and transformed over the past 40 years

November 20, 2018 South China Morning Post

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Where to now? 40 years after the big economic experiment that changed China

November 13, 2018 So China Morning News

Deng Xiaoping’s push for ‘reform and opening up’ launched China’s rise from the wreckage of the Cultural Revolution to the world’s second-biggest economy READ MORE

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