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  • With Reboot of Import Tariffs, A Sooty Future Awaits for Foreign Coal in China

    China, the world’s biggest coal producer and consumer, is facing a poignant dilemma: whether to turn up its effort to tackle air pollution and curb carbon emissions or boost its flagging coal industry to prevent a sharp economic slowdown. Recent developments show the latter argument is winning out.
  • Investing in China's Education Industry

    China's education industry presents a rich, albeit immature, field of investment opportunities, with its highest growth in niche markets overseas school entrance prep and vocational certification. In this article, we survey some of the latest developments in the industry.
  • End of the Line: Terminating an Employee in China (Part 1)

    Heightened pressure in China's labor market means that employers are commonly required to terminate employees to optimize their business operations. Legally speaking, this is by no means an easy thing to do, especially under the comparatively stringent regulations on terminating employment contracts since 200...
  • Second Cup? China's Coffee Industry Revisited

    This week, Asia Briefing revisits our three-part series from 2013 detailing various facets of China’s coffee industry, now the fastest growing in the world. Here we discuss the growing popularity of Korean chains, independent cafés, and Indonesian instant coffee.
  • Double Taxation Avoidance in China: A Business Intelligence Primer - New Issue of China Briefing Magazine

    In this issue of China Briefing Magazine, we are proud to present the distillation of Dezan Shira & Associates' 22 years of experience in securing benefits under China's double taxation avoidance (DTA) agreements in the form of a business intelligence primer.

Economy & Trade

Is Your China Manufacturing Business Ready for Next Year’s Flood of Cheaper Vietnamese Products?

Is Your China Manufacturing Business Ready for Next Year’s Flood of Cheaper Vietnamese Products?

Vietnam’s lower operating costs – in terms of both land-use rights and worker salaries – mean that inevitably, production of low and medium tech products will leech away from China into ASEAN. Here is a checklist of the issues your China manufacturing base will face as a result of this.

Tax & Accounting

China Regulatory Brief: Guangzhou R&D Subsidies, China-Russia Agreements and Revised Dongguan Annual Inspections

China Regulatory Brief: Guangzhou R&D Subsidies, China-Russia Agreements and Revised Dongguan Annual Inspections

In this week’s China Regulatory Brief, we discuss changes to R&D investment subsidies in Guangzhou, a swath of trade and investment agreements signed between China and Russia, and Dongguan’s revised annual inspection timeframe.

Legal & Regulatory

China Regulatory Brief: China-Germany Trade Deals, Coal Import Tariffs, Guangdong Wage Guidelines

China Regulatory Brief: China-Germany Trade Deals, Coal Import Tariffs, Guangdong Wage Guidelines

In this China Regulatory Brief, we discuss US$18.1 billion in trade deals recently signed between China and Germany, the revival of coal import tariffs in China, and Guangdong’s release of official guidelines for wage increases n 2014.

Industries

With Reboot of Import Tariffs, A Sooty Future Awaits for Foreign Coal in China

With Reboot of Import Tariffs, A Sooty Future Awaits for Foreign Coal in China

China, the world’s biggest coal producer and consumer, is facing a poignant dilemma: whether to turn up its effort to tackle air pollution and curb carbon emissions or boost its flagging coal industry to prevent a sharp economic slowdown. Recent developments show the latter argument is winning out.

Human Resources & Payroll

End of the Line: Terminating an Employee in China (Part 1)

End of the Line: Terminating an Employee in China (Part 1)

Heightened pressure in China’s labor market means that employers are commonly required to terminate employees to optimize their business operations. Legally speaking, this is by no means an easy thing to do, especially under the comparatively stringent regulations on terminating employment contracts since 2008.

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