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Handling Mass Layoffs in China’s Manufacturing Sector

As China’s annual growth begins to slow, mass layoffs may be unavoidable for many American manufacturers as they are faced with declining demand and rising business costs. It is important for these companies to understand the complicated conditions and strict...

/ April 22, 2016

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

Trash or Treasure? Prospects for China’s Recycling Industry

In order to achieve China’s repeatedly signaled desire to be a global leader in climate change, Beijing must reform and regulate the country’s recycling industry, which operates chiefly informally with limited government oversight.

/ April 6, 2016

As China pushes semiconductor industry, cybersecurity and politics push back

More than 90 percent of the semiconductors that China purchases are imported from the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. As a result, China spends more money importing semiconductors than it does oil. Over the next decade, China plans...

/ April 4, 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