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China Outbound: Connecting Your China Business to the ASEAN Region

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:47

In this edition of China Outbound, we survey the growing integration between China and the ASEAN region, and the resulting benefits for foreign investment. We also highlight diversity within ASEAN itself, where a wide range of economic and political agendas comprise the ten-member bloc.

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‘Bad Faith’ Trademark Registration in China

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 05:46

Discovering that a Chinese company has registered a trademark in bad faith is one of the biggest complaints of foreign-invested Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) trying to enter the Chinese market. Here is a list of preventative measures and responses to counter this problem.

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Dezan Shira Partners with Surmang for Maternal and Child Health in Qinghai

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:55

Dezan Shira & Associates has launched a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative with the Surmang Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating maternal and infant mortality in Yushu Prefecture, Qinghai Province.

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An Introduction to Double Taxation Avoidance in China

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:12

China has made significant strides in the past five years in the area of double taxation avoidance, as well as implementation assurance techniques. Here we give an overview of these developments and their implications for foreign direct investors in the country.

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China Regulatory Brief: Injury Insurance in Guangzhou, Annual Inspections in Dongguan and Container Export Refunds

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 00:59

In this week's China Regulatory Brief, we discuss work-related injury insurance in Guangzhou, the establishment of a workforce protection fund in the Shenzhen SEZ, the exemption of import tariffs on Australian coal, and Dongguan's implementation of a revised timeframe for annual reporting.

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With Reboot of Import Tariffs, A Sooty Future Awaits for Foreign Coal in China

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 21:36

China, the world’s biggest coal producer and consumer, is facing a poignant dilemma: whether to turn up its effort to tackle air pollution and curb carbon emissions or boost its flagging coal industry to prevent a sharp economic slowdown. Recent developments show the latter argument is winning out.

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Investing in China’s Education Industry

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:34

China's education industry presents a rich, albeit immature, field of investment opportunities, with its highest growth in niche markets overseas school entrance prep and vocational certification. In this article, we survey some of the latest developments in the industry.

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End of the Line: Terminating an Employee in China (Part 1)

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:17

Heightened pressure in China's labor market means that employers are commonly required to terminate employees to optimize their business operations. Legally speaking, this is by no means an easy thing to do, especially under the comparatively stringent regulations on terminating employment contracts since 2008.

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Is Your China Manufacturing Business Ready for Next Year’s Flood of Cheaper Vietnamese Products?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:17

Vietnam’s lower operating costs – in terms of both land-use rights and worker salaries – mean that inevitably, production of low and medium tech products will leech away from China into ASEAN. Here is a checklist of the issues your China manufacturing base will face as a result of this.

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China Regulatory Brief: Guangzhou R&D Subsidies, China-Russia Agreements and Revised Dongguan Annual Inspections

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:35

In this week's China Regulatory Brief, we discuss changes to R&D investment subsidies in Guangzhou, a swath of trade and investment agreements signed between China and Russia, and Dongguan's revised annual inspection timeframe.

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Case Study: Tax Withholding for Non-Resident Foreign Enterprises in China

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:20

As part of our mission to provide business intelligence on the legal, tax and operational issues of doing business in China, China Briefing presents here the first in a series of case studies, based on the practical experience of Dezan Shira & Associates professionals.

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Second Cup? China’s Coffee Industry Revisited

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 03:15

This week, Asia Briefing revisits our three-part series from 2013 detailing various facets of China’s coffee industry, now the fastest growing in the world. Here we discuss the growing popularity of Korean chains, independent cafés, and Indonesian instant coffee.

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Hong Kong’s Absorption into Mainland China

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:30

The recent unrest in Hong Kong is not so much directly about democracy, but the impact of decades of poor governance and neglecting the needs of Hong Kong's population in terms of housing and commerce.

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Double Taxation Avoidance in China: A Business Intelligence Primer – New Issue of China Briefing Magazine

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:45

In this issue of China Briefing Magazine, we are proud to present the distillation of Dezan Shira & Associates' 22 years of experience in securing benefits under China's double taxation avoidance (DTA) agreements in the form of a business intelligence primer.

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Shanghai FTZ Introduces New Batch of Liberalization Measures for FIEs

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:22

On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), the State Council has revised 27 administrative measures, entailing further liberalization of foreign-invested enterprises in the FTZ in terms of business scope, investor qualifications and foreign equity ratios.

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China Regulatory Brief: China-Germany Trade Deals, Coal Import Tariffs, Guangdong Wage Guidelines

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 01:59

In this China Regulatory Brief, we discuss US$18.1 billion in trade deals recently signed between China and Germany, the revival of coal import tariffs in China, and Guangdong's release of official guidelines for wage increases n 2014.

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Why Your 2015 China Business Strategy Must Include Asia

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 02:27

As we move into the end of 2014, and with numerous trade development and incentive deadlines coming to fruition next year, one thing should be clear to foreign investors: planning your China strategy for 2015 requires a pan-Asian perspective.

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The Shake Up: Changing the Shareholder Structure of a Company in China

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:58

In China, changing the shareholder structure of a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) is a complex procedure involving multiple government departments and forms of documentation. Yet this is a necessary procedure for the entrance or exit of shareholders, or equity transfers between existing shareholders.

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Hong Kong-Chile FTA to Enter Into Force

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:42

The free trade agreement (FTA) signed between Hong Kong and Chile will come into effect on October 9, according to an official announcement. The agreement, initially signed in September 2012, is Hong Kong’s first to be signed with a country outside of Asia or Europe.

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Case Study: Using the Shanghai FTZ to Access the Outbound Tourism Industry

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:56

A client in the tourism industry recently contacted Dezan Shira & Associates to advise them on how to best expand their scope of operations in the tourism industry. With the rise in income levels in China, outbound tourism has become one of the most profitable operations for travel agencies in China.

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