Month: December 2016

New Horizons: Investing in China’s Civilian Airport Industry

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) recently issued guideline encouraging private investment into China’s civilian airports. Along with reducing the number of state-owned and state-holding airports, private investors now have full access to the construction and operation of civilian...

/ December 23, 2016

OpEd: What’s left to talk about?

In affirming in November that he will end US participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade accord, as well as its European variant, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Trump has put down a marker: free trade is...

/ December 21, 2016

FDI in Green Buildings in China – a Solution for its Affordable Housing Problems?

In July, China’s State Council released data showing that the country is aiming to construct 3,500 new urban areas by 2030, with a collective capacity of 3.4 billion residents – roughly half of the world’s population. Although criticized as unrealistic,...

/ December 19, 2016

USCBC Gala 2016: Focusing on the Future of US-China Relations

USCBC hosted its annual Gala, featuring a bipartisan panel with former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. and former National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon. USCBC board chair, Mark Fields, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company,...

/ December 15, 2016

The Complexity of Transfer Pricing for Intercompany Services

Most Multinational Corporations (MNCs) charge intercompany service fees for services provided to other entities within the same company or business. In China,tax authorities regularly encounter inconsistencies in transfer pricing for intercompany services due to lack of access to necessary information...

/ December 14, 2016

Case Study: Exploring China’s New Capital Gain Tax Calculation

Hong Kong and China entered into a Double Taxation Arrangement (DTA) in 2006. The treaty’s purpose is to avoid double taxation, reduce tax evasion, improve ties between both jurisdictions by reinforcing their respective tax laws, encourage competition, and promote investment....

/ December 12, 2016

Electronic Chops: Unauthorized Use and Legal Risk Management in China

A company seal, or chop, is integral to the administration of a company and the key to legally authorize documentation in China. An electronic chop– the digital version of its physical counterpart– can be used for online transactions. However, electronic...

/ December 9, 2016

How Effective Chief Digital Officers Navigate Digital Transformations

By Heidrick & Struggles As mobile technology, constant connectivity, and data analytics become increasingly embedded in the fabric of daily life, few businesses have been left untouched. Digital disruption—the changes that result from applying new technology to goods or services—is not...

/ December 7, 2016

The 5 Levels of Information Security in China

While cybersecurity challenges have long affected foreign companies operating in China and raised concerns about discriminatory treatment of foreign products—particularly China’s recent push for “secure and controllable” technology—the beginnings of this trend can be traced to the early 1990s with...

/ December 5, 2016

How to Benefit from Local One Belt, One Road Implementation

Foreign businesses are adjusting their long-term China strategies as they evaluate how local governments implement the RMB 40 billion-backed national One Belt, One Road (OBOR) development policy. As provincial and city governments release additional details about project funding, companies are...

/ December 2, 2016