China Briefing History


1992
Birth of China Briefing

The first monthly issue of China Briefing Magazine is printed, with an initial run of 500 copies. Written by Chris Devonshire-Ellis in order to promote the services of Dezan Shira & Associates, this issue deals with the legal procedures for setting up representative offices in China. It immediately sells out, with the second issue running to 1,000 copies. That too sells out and the third issue is increased to 10,000 copies distributed on a national basis.


2001
Launch of First Online Magazine and News Website

China Briefing develops its own website and begins a regular online news update service. China Briefing Magazine print has now increased to 25,000 copies per issue.


2004
First Publishing of Regional Business Guides to China

The first China Briefing book is published, being the first Shanghai business guide to be printed for over 60 years. The launch event is held at the main ballroom of the Peace Hotel on the Bund. This is followed by guides to Beijing and North China, as well as South China and the Pearl River Delta.


2005
China Briefing goes International (published in 5 languages)

China Briefing is made available in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Online readership now comes from over 100 countries internationally.


2006
First Publishing of Technical Business Guides to China

A series of China technical books appear, starting with establishment guides to ROs, WFOEs and JVs, and continuing through tax and other related disciplines. These are exclusively written by staff at Dezan Shira & Associates.


2007
Launch of India Briefing and 2point6billion.com

As Dezan Shira & Associates break into the Indian market, the first India Briefing Magazine is published. The launch is attended by Madame Nuripama Rao, India's Ambassador to China at the time. 2point6billion.com, a website-based product detailing the China-India trade space, is also launched that year and immediately attracts critical attention across Asia.


2008
Launch of Vietnam Briefing

Expansion into Vietnam follows for both Dezan Shira & Associates and Asia Briefing,


2009
10th Anniversary of China Briefing

China Briefing holds 10th anniversary parties in Beijing and Shanghai. Subscribers to China Briefing Magazine reach 25,000 and Asia Briefing websites are recording over 100,000 views per month.


2010
China Briefing Magazine Publishes 100th Issuem

China Briefing Magazine's January/February 2010 issue marks the brand's 100th issue.


2010
Launch of Asia Briefing Magazine

First issue of Asia Briefing Magazine is published in January, offering pan-Asian comparisons in legal, tax and operational compliance issues.


2012
Dezan Shira & Associates celebrate 20 years in China

Dezan Shira & Associates reaches its 20th anniversary in China, marking the company as one of the longest-established consulting practices in China. They remain the only firm in China with a specific publishing subsidiary to deal with educating and advising foreign investors on the technical matters of doing business in the region.


2013
Launch of Asia Briefing

Asia Briefing is launched as a central portal to house a growing roster of titles, including China Briefing, India Briefing, and Vietnam Briefing.


2013
Launch of ASEAN Briefing

ASEAN Briefing, a library of double tax and free trade agreements between ASEAN members and other major trade partners, is launched in February.


2014
Dezan Shira Asian Alliance

Seeking to provide legal, tax and audit advisory services in multiple Asian jurisdictions, Dezan Shira creates the Dezan Shira Asian Alliance with selected local practices in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.


2014
Vietnam Briefing

In 2014, just as Vietnam was currently undergoing dynamic changes in its economy and culture, we felt it was time to create a logo that more accurately represented this exciting country

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