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Economy & Trade

Asia’s Emerging Manufacturing Hot Spots: China Outbound

Asia’s Emerging Manufacturing Hot Spots: China Outbound

In this edition of China Outbound, we review the key factors fueling several Asian countries’ development as ideal locations for manufacturing operations in the coming years.

Tax & Accounting

The Past, Present and Future of VAT Reform in China

The Past, Present and Future of VAT Reform in China

In this article, we survey the past, present and future of VAT reform for its unavoidable and thoroughgoing consequences for foreign investors with operations in China.

Legal & Regulatory

China Regulatory Brief: Hospital WFOEs Permitted, Social Insurance in Jiangsu

China Regulatory Brief: Hospital WFOEs Permitted, Social Insurance in Jiangsu

In this China Regulatory Brief, we discuss liberalization of wholly foreign-owned hospitals in China, commodities trading in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, and social insurance adjustments in Jiangsu.

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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