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  • Foreign Investment Bound: China’s Railways on Track for Growth

    With the nation’s accelerated urbanization and intensifying environmental crisis, China has sought to increase its dependence on public transportation. China’s railway industry has significantly deregulated to provide substantial market entrance opportunities for foreign investors.
  • China Investment Roadmap: the Commercial Real Estate Sector - New Issue of China Briefing Magazine

    The latest issue of China Briefing Magazine, titled “China Investment Roadmap: The Commercial Real Estate Sector”, is out now and available as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Bookstore through the months of August and September.
  • Selling to China Without a Physical Presence: How to Open an Online Shop on Tmall Global

    In this article, we walk you through the eligibility requirements and application procedures for setting up an online shop on Tmall Global, which allows international brands and retailers to sell directly to Chinese consumers without having a physical presence in China.
  • Opening a Bar or Microbrewery in China

    As the world’s largest beer market, China offers a lot of opportunities for beer aficionados and the seasoned brewer alike. Beer consumption has been steadily increasing in the country, as per-capita beer consumption has increased at an annual rate of 5.1 percent.
  • The Shanghai and Guangdong Free Trade Zones: A Comparison

    With Shanghai as the nation’s de facto financial center and Guangdong as one of the world’s major manufacturing and trading centers, both the Shanghai FTZ and Guangdong FTZ have caught the attention of foreign investors seeking to enter a more liberalized Chinese market. This article compares the two.

Economy & Trade

China Outbound: Low Operational Costs Turn ASEAN into Preferred Destination for Businesses Relocating From China

China Outbound: Low Operational Costs Turn ASEAN into Preferred Destination for Businesses Relocating From China

In this edition of China Outbound, we compare the operational costs in Vietnam and China’s Pearl River Delta, one of China’s key engines of growth and a magnet for foreign direct investment (FDI).

Tax & Accounting

Tax Benefits of Exporting Services: VAT Exemption vs. Zero-Rated VAT

Tax Benefits of Exporting Services: VAT Exemption vs. Zero-Rated VAT

Exporting taxable services from China to foreign countries can either enjoy VAT exemption or a zero-rated tax rate. In this article, we explain the details of the VAT incentives offered to cross-border service providers, and give readers a general idea on how to be eligible for the tax breaks.

Legal & Regulatory

China Regulatory Brief: Lifted Restrictions on Foreign Investment into the Real Estate Sector

China Regulatory Brief: Lifted Restrictions on Foreign Investment into the Real Estate Sector

In this week’s China Regulatory Brief, we discuss the lifted restrictions on foreign investment into China’s real estate market, the minimum wage levels in Yunnan province, Shanghai’s local food safety law and the naming of healthcare products.

Industries

China’s Cosmetics Industry: Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Investment

China’s Cosmetics Industry: Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Investment

In recent years, China’s cosmetics industry has experienced dramatic growth. Expanding along with China’s economic upturn, the Middle Kingdom now has the world’s second largest cosmetics consumer market after the U.S. Find out opportunities and challenges for foreign investment in China’s cosmetics industry.

Human Resources & Payroll

HR Concerns in China during the Restructuring Process

HR Concerns in China during the Restructuring Process

Except where the investor chooses to sell the company, a restructuring will mostly mean that employees will need to be laid off. The way employees are terminated, and the liabilities that the company has to incur, will differ depending on the situation.

Marketing & Digital Media

Registering a Website in China

Registering a Website in China

In this article, we take a look at the operational costs and the procedures for website registration in China. Meanwhile, we also include the pros and cons of using a foreign website to sell directly to the Chinese market.

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