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  • Update: Latest Guidance Catalogue for Foreign Investment Industries Released

    The Chinese government released the latest version of the Guidance Catalogue for Foreign Investment, outlining which industries are restricted or prohibited for foreign investors. The final version essentially enacts the draft that was published in November 2014.
  • China & Asian Human Resources - Sharing Talent Across Borders

    With China's population aging, labor pool dynamics across Asia are changing. Chinese executives will increasingly move abroad to lead projects outside of the country, introducing new HR challenges. Singapore at the same time is developing into a regional center for handling payroll.
  • Manufacturing in Asia to Sell to China's New Growth: Legal Structures

    Based on developments across emerging Asia, a new Chinese golden age of investment for and by foreign companies is just on the horizon, despite what you might hear elsewhere, says Chris Devonshire-Ellis in this op-ed piece.
  • China and Asia's Free Trade Corridors and Beneficial Tax Agreements

    With rising wages, China is no longer the source of cheap exports it used to be. Some ASEAN nations may pick up some of the manufacturing activity leaving the country, but the ultimate destination is India. China's middle class is fast becoming a market for ASEAN products instead.
  • Outlook on Light Manufacturing in China: March 2015

    An outlook on light manufacturing in China for the month of March - part of a larger monthly report on labor risks and dynamics across key manufacturing countries in Asia from CascadeAsia Advisors, now available in the Asia Briefing bookstore.

Economy & Trade

Tax Benefits of Changing from an RO to a WFOE

Tax Benefits of Changing from an RO to a WFOE

A Representative Office (RO) may be cheap to set up, but is often more costly in the long run. One of the core reasons for this is the different tax treatments of an RO and incorporated entities. Find out what these are, and how to convert your RO.

Tax & Accounting

China Moves to Curb Transfer Pricing – Effective Immediately

China Moves to Curb Transfer Pricing – Effective Immediately

China is moving to curb transfer pricing with new corporate income tax deduction rules on cross-border related party transactions. It is predicted that transfer pricing will be another tough area for foreigners operating business in China in 2015 and beyond.

Legal & Regulatory

China Regulatory Brief: CIT Incentives in Western China, Management Measures on Cosmetic Production

China Regulatory Brief: CIT Incentives in Western China, Management Measures on Cosmetic Production

In this weeks’ China Regulatory Brief, we discuss the corporate income tax incentives for encouraged industries in Western China, CIT issues on cross-border related party transactions and the intellectual property protection center newly established in Beijing.

Industries

Update: Latest Guidance Catalogue for Foreign Investment Industries Released

Update: Latest Guidance Catalogue for Foreign Investment Industries Released

The Chinese government released the latest version of the Guidance Catalogue for Foreign Investment, outlining which industries are restricted or prohibited for foreign investors. The final version essentially enacts the draft that was published in November 2014.

Human Resources & Payroll

Human Resources and Payroll in China 2015 – New Publication from China Briefing

Human Resources and Payroll in China 2015 – New Publication from China Briefing

Human Resources and Payroll in China 2015, now available through the Asia Briefing Bookstore, provides a firm understanding of China’s laws and regulations related to human resources administration and payroll management.

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