Category: Management

13th Five Year Plan Stresses Economic Restructuring

The PRC National People’s Congress recently released China's 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on National Economic and Social Development to outline economic policies and targets to drive industry development in China through 2020. As companies form their corporate objectives, identifying areas...

/ April 14, 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

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

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

Designing Profitable Partnerships with Chinese Hospitals

Even though China’s regulations allow a US specialty healthcare providers to go it alone, pairing off with a Chinese hospital is still a necessity because of a culture where the public’s trust lies within China’s large public hospitals. Western healthcare...

What Scarce Labor Means for Talent Development in China

A look at what best practices attract the best talent Jennifer Lawrence A China-based human resources (HR) director for a leading US multinational corporation (MNC) recently lamented, “We recruited for a regional sales director based in Shanghai, selected four candidates...

/ June 1, 2015

Relocating Operations: Effective Communication Strategies

By Owen Haacke Rising costs, changing demand, and new zoning requirements are a few of the reasons companies may relocate their operations within China. Be it anticipated or unexpected, intercity or interprovincial—moving an operating facility is a complex, expensive, and...

/ April 22, 2015
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How One China Strategist Leapt His Own Great Wall

A former China market entry strategist answers questions about the cultural issues of American-Chinese business relations and discusses how American companies should manage these differences. By Ellen Huber When Den Leventhal found himself singing a near-and-dear Hebrew song at a...

/ March 12, 2015

The Dawn of Chinese Consultancy Companies?

Western consultancy companies are facing questions in China. Can Chinese companies capitalize on the moment? By Suzanne Edwards On June 9, 2014, in an interview with China Daily, veteran management consultant in China and Founder of Gao Feng Advisors Ed...

/ March 10, 2015