For China’s domestic investors, the growing trend of outbound investment will continue to improve the country’s understanding of foreign markets and technology. But strategic product company investments remain long-term in nature and lacking in liquidity, leading to additional implications for financial markets.
In this issue of China Briefing, we revisit the Shanghai FTZ and its preferential environment for foreign investment. In the first three articles, we highlight the many changes that have been introduced in the Zone’s first year of operations, including the 2014 Revised Negative List, as well as new measures relating to alternative dispute resolution, cash pooling, and logistics. Lastly, we include a case study of a foreign company successfully utilizing the Shanghai FTZ to access the Outbound Tourism Industry.
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For all the noise of consultants all vying for your attention and hard earned cash, there is surprisingly only a small percentage of such firms who have actually gone to the trouble of investing in China and setting up their own legal entities. In this article we give pointers as to how to sift out the pretenders from the real China consultants.
In this China Regulatory Brief, we discuss liberalization of wholly foreign-owned hospitals in China, commodities trading in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and social insurance adjustments in Jiangsu.
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In this edition of China Outbound, we review the key factors fueling several Asian countries’ development as ideal locations for manufacturing operations in the coming years.
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In this article, we take a look at how Wuxi is transforming itself from a textile manufacturing center into one of China's high-tech industrial hubs.
In this article, we survey the past, present and future of VAT reform for its unavoidable and thoroughgoing consequences for foreign investors with operations in China.
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China’s manufacturing industry grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in July 2014, indicating the re-strengthening of China’s economy and its manufacturing industry in particular.
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When showcasing at a trade fair in China, steps should be taken before, during and after the fair to ensure maximum IPR protection. This article takes a look at some of the steps foreign businesses should take.
China Regulatory Brief: Preliminary Approval System for Business Licenses & Adjusted 2014 Minimum Wage Levels
In this China Regulatory Brief, we review China's new preliminary approval system for business licenses and highlight several minimum wage changes across China in 2014.
Dezan Shira & Associates' accounting, tax and legal staff will be attending and speaking at several events across China and Italy in September and October.
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The tools used by China for the protection of intellectual property are the same as in most other countries, but their effectiveness has historically failed to inspire confidence among foreign investors. This is poised to change, however, in light of China’s new Trademark Law.
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China’s General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation jointly announced that they will be expanding the scope of the national export tax rebate pilot program to cover eight ports starting from September 1.
The state of manufacturing in Vietnam today so closely parallels that of China ten or more years ago—when low-wage, low-tech, low-added value manufacturing acted as a magnet for FDI into the country—that many foreign investors with existing China operations are actively inquiring about the payoffs of moving to Vietnam.
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Foreign wine has been pouring into China, growing sevenfold over the last six years and increasing to 19 percent of the total domestic market.
In this article, we take a look at how Haikou is fast becoming the economic and industrial center of Hainan Island, as well as highlight several incentives available to investors looking to establish operations in the city.
In this China Regulatory Brief, we review the new paperless clearance system adopted by the Shanghai FTZ and highlight recently implemented procedures to streamline tax filing for SMEs.
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In the wake of the prison sentence handed down to ChinaWhys Founder Peter Humphrey, much commentary has been alluded to that suggests that foreign executives in China are now “nervous” about working in the country. These reports are erroneous.
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Rising wage costs in China may be prompting companies to relocate their manufacturing operations elsewhere, but few are leaving the country entirely—opportunities for growth in the domestic consumer market are simply too lucrative to pass up.
Three pilot areas of Chengdu — the Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Longquanyi District and Tianfu New District — have released the details of their respective negative lists governing foreign investment into the city.
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