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  • 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.
  • Shanghai FTZ Introduces New Batch of Liberalization Measures for FIEs

    On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), the State Council has revised 27 administrative measures, entailing further liberalization of foreign-invested enterprises in the FTZ in terms of business scope, investor qualifications and foreign equity ratios.
  • Why Your 2015 China Business Strategy Must Include Asia

    As we move into the end of 2014, and with numerous trade development and incentive deadlines coming to fruition next year, one thing should be clear to foreign investors: planning your China strategy for 2015 requires a pan-Asian perspective.
  • The Shake Up: Changing the Shareholder Structure of a Company in China

    In China, changing the shareholder structure of a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) is a complex procedure involving multiple government departments and forms of documentation. Yet this is a necessary procedure for the entrance or exit of shareholders, or equity transfers between existing shareholders.

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

Second Cup? China’s Coffee Industry Revisited

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.

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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