This guide provides vital economic, geographic, and regulatory insights and guidance that business investors, managers, or expats need to understand China, and chart their path to a healthy business. Find spotlight and explainer articles, news updates and factsheets, useful tools, as well as webinars and videos featuring on-the-ground advisors that contribute to the Doing Business in China knowledge.

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Why Invest in China

China has other accumulated advantages to back up its outstanding position in the global market and maintain investor confidence, including its huge market growth potential, its skilled labor pool, its unparalleled infrastructure.

Setting up and Operating in China

Setting up and operating in China requires a vigilant understanding of its rapidly changing business landscape - with its open but regulated and process-oriented environment. Stay up to date on the best way to set up and structure your business, optimize China taxes, as well as information about hiring, HR, and payroll, across China’s vast and highly differentiated regional areas.

Where to Invest in China

China’s regional business norms present investors with unique incentives and challenges – with varying infrastructure, different governance styles, and breadth of incentives creating a diverse investment environment.

Sector Insights

China revises its negative list for market access regularly, opening more of the Chinese economy to private foreign investments. Coupled with incentives for various sectors, China’s current policies offer a favorable environment for foreign investment…

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Insights from On-the-Ground Contributors

  • In the past 40 years since China's reform and opening up, the country has implemented a series of preferential tax policies to attract a large number of foreign investments. Dezan Shira's doing business portal aims to help companies develop a well-rounded business understanding of the country so companies can leverage the opportunities present in China.
    Sabrina Zhang Partner Beijing Office
  • Beijing is determined to attract investors by relaxing market access restrictions and continuously introducing improvements to the business and regulatory environment. With the Foreign Investment Law coming into force, together with revised Negative Lists, as well as other tax, finance, reporting and compliance reforms, foreign investors are playing on more even ground with domestic competitors.
    Alberto Vettoretti Managing Partner Hong Kong Office
  • The nuances of doing business in China are many and varied. Businesses expanding to or setting up in this market must be aware of the challenges that come along with the opportunities. The tax and accounting laws can vary significantly from the west and taking expert advice is recommended.
    Adam Livermore Partner Dalian Office
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