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.
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.
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.
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.
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.