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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...

Local Five-Year Plans Reveal National Priorities

With the release of China’s central government’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP)—an economic and social planning blueprint—expected later this month, newly released local plans may point to common themes of raising incomes, modernizing industry, environmental protection, and innovation.Provincial- and municipal-level five-year...

/ March 9, 2016

Economic Reform Scorecard 

Some Positive Movement, But Major Reform Elusive The US-China Business Council’s (USCBC) released its Economic Reform Scorecard, which tracks developments on tangible progress that the Chinese central government agencies have made toward implementing economic reform and the impact these reforms...

/ March 7, 2016

No More Tiers

One of the most significant questions for global business leaders over the next decade is how to capture Chinese consumption growth opportunities against a backdrop of deep structural challenges in China’s economy. While growth will become more difficult to capture...

/ March 7, 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...