Month: March 2016

Obama Tests China’s Xi on South China Sea

U.S. President Barack Obama will host China’s President Xi Jinping for a special bilateral meeting on March 31. This signifies at once the general and increasing importance of relations between Washington and Beijing, but also the specific need to address...

/ March 31, 2016

Top 5 challenges to business in China

VIDEO: Kent Kedl, greater China and north Asia managing director for global risk consultancy Control Risks, explains to Asia Society the common problems related to doing business in China.

/ March 30, 2016

Not so temporary

Labor Dispatch Laws Change the Makeup of Companies in China Because it’s a flexible and cheap option, labor dispatch–when a company hires employees on a contract basis through an outside agency–is one of the most popular ways to hire employees...

/ March 30, 2016

Latest Five-Year Plan is Good News for US Businesses

China’s recently released Five Year Plan signifies strong market potential for the US business community as the country aims to develop its own sustainable economic infrastructure.

/ March 25, 2016

How to Become a Certified Chinese Tax Resident

When a foreign business or individual makes income in China, it may be subject to tax in both the business or individual’s home country and China, which could substantially increase their tax burden. Many investors therefore choose to set up...

/ March 23, 2016

Break the Vicious Cycles Choking China’s Economy

As China enters a new stage of economic development, the key to continued growth will be reforms aimed to shift the the country’s dependence on investment to more sustainable areas of development.

/ March 21, 2016

Know the Books of Bookkeeping in China

 For US-based small and medium companies with representative offices in China, it’s important to think through internal bookkeeping structures and plans. Severe legal implications and financial consequences lie ahead for companies processing payroll and bookkeeping without relevant qualifications.

/ March 18, 2016

As China tweaks social policies, maternity leave grows in Shanghai

Shanghai’s maternity leave has increased from the national baseline of 98 days to 128 days, and paternity leave remains at 10 days. Married couples in Shanghai are also entitled to seven days marriage leave in addition to the three-day national...

/ March 16, 2016

Five Keys to Connecting with China’s Wired Consumers

China’s annual online-retail sales passed those of the United States in 2013. By 2018, they are estimated to reach about $610 billion—passing Europe and the United States combined (exhibit). Yet though the market is vast, succeeding in China is far...

Don’t Misread Old Tealeaves

A series of derailed Chinese technology acquisitions in the US has triggered media reports about greater US scrutiny of Chinese investments. The release of an annual report by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), which reviews foreign...