The State Council, China’s cabinet, disseminated Order No. 648 (“Order 648”) last Friday, a move towards further implementing the business registration reform scheme revealed by the State Council in late February. The Order, signed by Premier Li Keqiang, abolished two administrative regulations pertaining to capital contribution requirements for Sino-foreign joint ventures, and revised eight regulations regarding capital contributions upon incorporation.
Guangdong released the "Catalogue of Provincial Administrative Authority Exercised by the Qianhai Administrative Committee (First Batch)" on January 6, 2014, which delegates and consigns 13 administrative approval rights to Qianhai Administrative Committee. Detailed information can be found here.
Guangzhou released the ''Circular on Fully Implementing the Commercial Registration in Guangzhou Municipality" on December 30, 2013. The Circular, which rolls out commercial registration reform across the city, began January 1, 2014. Detailed information can be found here.
China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) of Jiangsu Province recently released an announcement (Sudishuigui  No. 6) to specify the deadline for the filing of property tax, urban land use tax, vehicle and vessel tax, stamp tax, urban maintenance and construction tax, and land value-added tax. The Announcement entered into effect on January 1, 2014.
China released the "Circular on Tax Policies for Cross-Border E-Commerce Retail Exports " on December 30, 2013, which offers value-added tax and consumption tax refund and exemption to exports by e-commerce retail enterprises. Detailed information can be found here.