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March 19, 2018

How Withholding Tax On Dividends In China Can Be Deferred

  Good news for foreign enterprises in China, it's possible to get withholding tax on dividends in China deferred under certain circumstances. If you're interested in lowering your company's tax burde...
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March 5, 2018

HK Companies! Create A Significant Controllers Register By 3/31/18.

A new regulation regarding Hong Kong company ownership records came into force on March 1st 2018. Every HK company MUST create an up-to-date 'Significant Controllers Register' (showing who owns the co...
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February 15, 2018

The China Work Visa Renewal Process Is Changing In Feb 2018!

  How close are you, or your foreign staff, to needing to renew their China work visa (permit)? If you answered soon then this blog post is for you! Read on to find out why a change in regulations aff...
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January 26, 2018

Dispelling Common Chinese Business Culture Myths In 2018

  Many articles you may read on Chinese business culture are well-meaning, but for foreigners who haven't travelled to China for business before and are uninitiated, they could add to the sense of une...
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January 12, 2018

SMEs: How To Get Funded On The QianHai Equity Exchange

  China is a fertile investment environment, but gaining new financing here up to now was complex. The QianHai Equity Exchange makes winning investment very simple and streamlined, so as a foreign SME...
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January 4, 2018

2 Ways To Reduce China Taxes For Businesses And Employees In 2018

  The rates of China taxes for both expat employees and businesses are perhaps higher than you'd imagine. For instance, expats can expect to pay between 25% to 45% IIT (Individual Income Tax) on earni...
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December 26, 2017

Should I Set Up A Representative Office In China Rather Than A WFOE?

  A client recently asked me this question, and it's not the first time that I've heard this. The answer about whether your business will benefit from a representative office in China really depends o...
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December 16, 2017

China Work Visa Requirements: What You May Not Know [2018]

  China has become a popular destination for expats looking for work outside their home countries. This blog post will explain two of the most critical China work visa requirements. Are you coming to ...
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December 8, 2017

Opening A Business In China? A Lease Registration Certificate Is Key

  Opening a business in China? You'll be given many important documents, not least the new China five-in-one business license. The 'lease registration certificate' is a little-known, but increasingly ...
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November 30, 2017

Should You Open A Hong Kong Shell Company To Set Up A WFOE In China?

  We're often asked if Hong Kong company registry is necessary as a prerequisite for setting up a WFOE in China. Many rumours and anecdotes are floating around about if this is a good idea for foreign...
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