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  • Optimizing Employee Take-home Pay in China through Annual Bonuses (Part 2)

    When determining bonuses, it is critical that employers pay close attention to the calculation of individual income tax (IIT), as this can considerably diminish employee take-home pay. In part two of this two-part article, we discuss how to calculate IIT for foreign employees, as well as provide tax planning ...
  • Logistics in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

    The benefits of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) for the logistics industry have the potential to affect all businesses that rely on moving goods to or from China. In addition to its measures for the financial industry, the FTZ is an important centerpiece in transforming Shanghai into a regional logistics h...
  • Moving Shop: Changing the Registered Address of a Business in China (Part 1)

    Foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) that thrive in the world’s second largest economy are those that can stay abreast of China’s ever changing tax and regulatory environment. For the savvy business owner, this can even mean relocating to a new premises to secure long-term gains.
  • The Balanced Flavors of Success in China's Food & Beverage Industry

    Chinese consumers remain hungry for the perceived quality, and more importantly, safety, of imported food and beverages. But getting products onto the tables of Chinese consumers requires an understanding of China’s import regulations, corporate establishment procedure and viable marketing strategies.
  • Golden Years: The Coming Investment Boom in China’s Elderly Care Industry

    It is estimated that by 2050, China's elderly population will total 400 million, accounting for one-third of the country’s total population. As a result, nursing homes are poised at the frontier of emerging investment opportunities in China.

Economy & Trade

Bilateral Investment Treaties: What They Are and Why They Matter

Bilateral Investment Treaties: What They Are and Why They Matter

The United States and China—the world’s two largest economies—agreed at the 2013 Strategic and Economic Dialogue to restart negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT). Here’s what you need to know.

Tax & Accounting

Optimizing Employee Take-home Pay in China through Annual Bonuses (Part 2)

Optimizing Employee Take-home Pay in China through Annual Bonuses (Part 2)

When determining bonuses, it is critical that employers pay close attention to the calculation of individual income tax (IIT), as this can considerably diminish employee take-home pay. In part two of this two-part article, we discuss how to calculate IIT for foreign employees, as well as provide tax planning advice for employers.

Legal & Regulatory

Moving Shop: Changing the Registered Address of a Business in China (Part 1)

Moving Shop: Changing the Registered Address of a Business in China (Part 1)

Foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) that thrive in the world’s second largest economy are those that can stay abreast of China’s ever changing tax and regulatory environment. For the savvy business owner, this can even mean relocating to a new premises to secure long-term gains.

Industries

Logistics in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Logistics in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone

The benefits of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) for the logistics industry have the potential to affect all businesses that rely on moving goods to or from China. In addition to its measures for the financial industry, the FTZ is an important centerpiece in transforming Shanghai into a regional logistics hub.

Human Resources & Payroll

Guangdong Adjusts Base Figure for Social Insurance Contributions

Guangdong Adjusts Base Figure for Social Insurance Contributions

Several major cities in Guangdong, including Shenzhen, Dongguan and Guangzhou, recently released details on their average wages in 2013, which are used as the base figures to calculate the minimum and maximum contributions to social insurance and housing funds for employees.

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