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Approval Process for Telecom Services in Shanghai FTZ Streamlined

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:42

Last week the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced two revisions to the procedure for FIEs to register and operate value-added telecom services in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), resulting in a shorter and simpler approval process.

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China Regional Focus: Dalian, Liaoning Province

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:39

As the biggest free trade port in Northern China, Dalian is a modernized international shipping metropolis serving as a gateway to Beijing and Tianjin. In this article, we take a look at this national garden city with abundant commercial opportunities.

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Ban on Video Game Consoles Tentatively Lifted in the Shanghai FTZ

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 01:44

On Monday this week, details were announced regarding the lifting of China's 14-year ban on video game consoles, set to begin as a pilot program in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

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Newly Signed China-Germany DTA Continues Trend of Sino-European Economic Cooperation

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 20:28

As a further sign of China's growing economic cooperation with Europe, the leaders of China and Germany signed a double taxation agreement on March 28, 2014.

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South China’s Balancing Act Between Raising Wages & Keeping Investors

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:57

Annual increases in workers' salaries and mandatory welfare costs in China are making some local governments face a difficult balancing act between investors experiencing a rise in overhead costs and discontent local employees demanding higher salaries and benefits.

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China Regulatory Brief: Preferential Tax Policies & SME Support

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 01:43

In this week's China Regulatory Brief, we review several new preferential tax policies for enterprises operating in China, a new support scheme for small & medium sized enterprises and measures designed to simplify tax filing in the country.

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Understanding China’s Youth Consumer Marketing

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:49

In this China Briefing exclusive interview, we talk with Kevin Lee of China Youthology about the country's youth market and how their preferences are shaping consumer trends in China.

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Internationalizing Your China WFOE

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:48

Transferring WFOE equity ownership from China to Hong Kong or Singapore may provide greater trade flexibility and tax incentives for China-based enterprises.

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An Overview of China’s Retail Industry

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 00:01

Underpinned by the steady rise of household income, China’s retail market has become one of the most lucrative and rapidly growing in the world. In this article, we highlight the key consumer trends that will shape China's expanding retail market.

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China Announces Preferential Policies for Three Development Zones

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:27

Enterprises in Hengqin, Pingtan and Qianhai's preferential zones will be taxed at a reduced 15 percent corporate income tax rate, according to a new circular released by the State Administration of Taxation.

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Key Aspects of Business Establishment for FIEs in China

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:04

In this China Briefing exclusive interview, Jenny Liao of Dezan Shira & Associates discusses the key aspects of business establishment in China for foreign invested enterprises, including capital requirements, the importance of internal controls and dividend repatriation strategies.

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China Regulatory Brief: Business License Reform & Shanghai FTZ Customs Clearance

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:04

In this week's China Regulatory Brief, we examine the new version of the business license in China, new preferential policies in development zones across the nation and customs clearance in the Shanghai free trade zone.

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China Announces Preferential Income Tax Policies for Small Businesses

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 19:22

China's Ministry of Finance recently issued a new policy that provides tax relief to small and medium sized enterprises operating in the country.

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China’s Rare Earth Exchange Begins Trading Following WTO Ruling

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:36

China's Baotou Rare Earth Products Exchange has commenced trading in three rare earth metals following an adverse ruling for China at the WTO.

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Anatomy of a Corporate Hijacking: How Your Chinese Company Can Be Hijacked and How to Prevent It

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:11

The hijacking of foreign invested enterprises by local employees in China is not uncommon. The key to preventing these occurrences lies in understanding the administrative details of how a Chinese corporation is managed.

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Leveraging India to Sell More China Manufactured Products

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:46

India's growing consumer base, coupled with the China-India FTA, make the country an ideal market for China-based manufacturers looking to expand their scope in the region.

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China Introduces New Consumer Protection Law

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:16

A series of new consumer protection laws went into effect last month that will help protect Chinese consumers from fraudulent transactions and low quality products.

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Leveraging ASEAN to Sell More China Manufactured Products

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 22:10

The ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement represents a great opportunity for foreign manufacturers based in China to expand their export markets throughout Southeast Asia.

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China Regulatory Brief: IIT Reform & New FTZ Establishment

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 21:36

In this week's China Regulatory Brief, we examine developments in China's roll-out of free trade zones (FTZs) across the country and new reform to individual income tax (IIT).

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Hengqin New Area Announces Preferential Policies

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:22

The State Administration of Taxation announced new preferential tax policies for certain industries operating within the Hengqin New Area, located in the Zhuhai Special Economic Zone in Guangdong Province.

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