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  • The Intricacies of Maternity Leave across China: Regional Differences

    All across China, the base length of maternity leave is 98 days. However, like many matters concerning human resources and social security, a significant part of maternity leave is regulated at the local level.
  • China Investment Roadmap: the Automotive Parts Industry

    The newest issue of China Briefing Magazine, titled “China Investment Roadmap: The Automotive Parts Industry,” is out now and available as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore through the month of June.
  • China Releases Harshest Food Safety Law in History

    China is updating its food safety law for the first time since 2009, in what is hailed as the harshest food safety regulation in China so far. The 2015 Food Safety Law will have a significant impact on both domestic and foreign firms involved in food business in China.
  • China Clarifies Tax Treatment of Indirect Asset Transfers

    In 2009 China first moved to tax indirect equity transfers of Chinese companies, putting a stop to the practice of foreign investors evading capital gains tax this way. The latest set of regulations on the topic specify the circumstances in which this applies, and provide several safe havens.
  • Understanding Chinese Economic Reform: Where Foreign Investors Go Wrong

    As China reforms and liberalizes its economy, foreign investors and press should acknowledge that it is occurring rapidly and with great success. However, failing to understand the inherently cautious and experimental nature of reform in China will invariably leave one disillusioned.

Economy & Trade

State by State: China and Rhode Island Trade

State by State: China and Rhode Island Trade

Learn what the most populous nation has to offer the smallest state in America. Opportunities abound in education and healthcare.

Tax & Accounting

Nationwide Tax Refunds for Cross-border Financial Lease

Nationwide Tax Refunds for Cross-border Financial Lease

In 2012, the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) launched a pilot program to refund VAT on exported goods under financial lease in the Tianjin Dongjiang Bonded Port zone. After trialing the program for two years, the Ministry of Finance decided to expand the policy nationwide, effective October 2014.

Legal & Regulatory

China Regulatory Brief: U.S. Reporting Requirement, Consumption Tax on Cigarettes Raised

China Regulatory Brief: U.S. Reporting Requirement, Consumption Tax on Cigarettes Raised

In this week’s China Regulatory Brief, we review China’s preliminary approval for business license system, new US reporting requirements, adjusted consumption tax on cigarettes and liberalized aviation maintenance in Beijing.

Industries

China Investment Roadmap: the Automotive Parts Industry

China Investment Roadmap: the Automotive Parts Industry

The newest issue of China Briefing Magazine, titled “China Investment Roadmap: The Automotive Parts Industry,” is out now and available as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore through the month of June.

Human Resources & Payroll

The Intricacies of Maternity Leave across China: Regional Differences

The Intricacies of Maternity Leave across China: Regional Differences

All across China, the base length of maternity leave is 98 days. However, like many matters concerning human resources and social security, a significant part of maternity leave is regulated at the local level.

Marketing & Digital Media

Best Practices for Launching Your China Website

Best Practices for Launching Your China Website

Building a Chinese version of your company’s website is the first step in any e-commerce strategy. A strong website, tailored to the Chinese consumer, will give your business more credibility as customers search for products on a search engine or e-commerce platform.

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