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China Outbound: Freer Flows of Trade, Finance and Talent Between China, ASEAN and Beyond

China Outbound: Freer Flows of Trade, Finance and Talent Between China, ASEAN and Beyond

In this edition of China Outbound, we highlight key developments in November allowing for the freer flow of trade, finance and talent between China, ASEAN and beyond, including the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, duty-free IT products, capital transfers in Vietnam and work visas in India.

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

Learning from Experience: The Hows and Whens of Hiring Interns in China

Learning from Experience: The Hows and Whens of Hiring Interns in China

Companies in China often offer internships to young people looking to enter the job market, but the strict laws governing such arrangements in China can make legal compliance difficult for employers. In this article, we detail how and when China-based companies can take on local and foreign interns.

Industries

Shanghai Free Trade Zone Launches Pilot Scheme for Sino-Foreign Law Firms

Shanghai Free Trade Zone Launches Pilot Scheme for Sino-Foreign Law Firms

On November 18, the Shanghai FTZ officially launched a pilot scheme allowing eligible foreign and Chinese law firms to enter into a joint operation or establish an agreement to mutually dispatch lawyers as foreign/Chinese legal consultants.

Human Resources & Payroll

Expecting in China: Employee Maternity Leave and Allowances

Expecting in China: Employee Maternity Leave and Allowances

Maternity leave in China can vary widely by location, especially in terms of ‘late maternity leave’ as determined by the local government. In this article, we explain maternity and paternity leave in China and detail the payment of maternity allowances.

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