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  • The Long and Winding Road of IPR Protection in China

    The tools used by China for the protection of intellectual property are the same as in most other countries, but their effectiveness has historically failed to inspire confidence among foreign investors. This is poised to change, however, in light of China’s new Trademark Law.
  • China’s Domestic Consumer Market in 2020

    Rising wage costs in China may be prompting companies to relocate their manufacturing operations elsewhere, but few are leaving the country entirely—opportunities for growth in the domestic consumer market are simply too lucrative to pass up.
  • Chengdu Joins Shanghai & Pingtan in Adopting a Negative List for Foreign Investment

    Three pilot areas of Chengdu — the Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Longquanyi District and Tianfu New District — have released the details of their respective negative lists governing foreign investment into the city.
  • 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.
  • Stalled China-Taiwan Trade Talks to be Resumed by End of Month

    Despite heated dispute over the cross-strait services treaty signed in June of last year, Taiwanese officials announced on Tuesday that talks with China on further tariff reductions within the bilateral economic cooperation framework agreement would be resumed by the end of the month.

Economy & Trade

China Extends Export Tax Rebate Scheme

China Extends Export Tax Rebate Scheme

China’s General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation jointly announced that they will be expanding the scope of the national export tax rebate pilot program to cover eight ports starting from September 1.

Tax & Accounting

New Provisions on EIT Liability for Foreign Transportation Service Providers Set to Come into Force

New Provisions on EIT Liability for Foreign Transportation Service Providers Set to Come into Force

Provisions clarifying the tax liabilities in China for foreign transportation service providers doing business with Chinese charterers are due to come into effect on August 1, 2014.

Legal & Regulatory

The Long and Winding Road of IPR Protection in China

The Long and Winding Road of IPR Protection in China

The tools used by China for the protection of intellectual property are the same as in most other countries, but their effectiveness has historically failed to inspire confidence among foreign investors. This is poised to change, however, in light of China’s new Trademark Law.

Industries

Industry Focus: Importing Wine into China

Industry Focus: Importing Wine into China

Foreign wine has been pouring into China, growing sevenfold over the last six years and increasing to 19 percent of the total domestic market.

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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