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  • Dezan Shira Partners with Surmang for Maternal and Child Health in Qinghai

    Dezan Shira & Associates has launched a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative with the Surmang Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating maternal and infant mortality in Yushu Prefecture, Qinghai Province.
  • An Introduction to Double Taxation Avoidance in China

    China has made significant strides in the past five years in the area of double taxation avoidance, as well as implementation assurance techniques. Here we give an overview of these developments and their implications for foreign direct investors in the country.
  • 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...

Economy & Trade

China Outbound: Connecting Your China Business to the ASEAN Region

China Outbound: Connecting Your China Business to the ASEAN Region

In this edition of China Outbound, we survey the growing integration between China and the ASEAN region, and the resulting benefits for foreign investment. We also highlight diversity within ASEAN itself, where a wide range of economic and political agendas comprise the ten-member bloc.

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

An Introduction to Double Taxation Avoidance in China

An Introduction to Double Taxation Avoidance in China

China has made significant strides in the past five years in the area of double taxation avoidance, as well as implementation assurance techniques. Here we give an overview of these developments and their implications for foreign direct investors in the country.

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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