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We cover the latest economy and trade, legal and tax updates, industry insights, and HR and payroll news that are most relevant to doing business in China. Here are our top China news summaries.

China’s New Draft Regulations for After-School Tutoring


China’s Ministry of Education unveiled a new set of draft regulations aimed at reforming the after-school tutoring industry. These regulations clarify various aspects of after-school tutoring, from licensing and scheduling to pricing and penalties.

China’s Gaming Industry: Trends and Regulatory Outlook 2024


We discuss why China’s gaming industry is a global powerhouse despite regulatory interventions, boasting growth in revenue and market share.

Record Highs in Travel, Consumption Boost Mark 2024 Chinese Spring Festival Holidays


Travel and consumption trends registered remarkable growth during the 2024 Chinese New Year holidays but these may not be sustainable. We discuss why that may be.

China Annual IIT Reconciliation in 2024: Appointment via the IIT App Starts February 21


Annual IIT reconciliation for the year 2023 will start soon. Taxpayers who need to make the final tax settlement between March 1 to March 20 need to make an appointment starting from February 21, 2024.

China’s Cross-Border E-Commerce: 2023 Performance and 2024 Outlook


China saw a 15.6% surge in cross-border e-commerce import-export volumes in 2023, facilitated by pilot CBEC zones and Silk Road e-commerce.

A Guide to Minimum Wages in China (Last Updated on February 19, 2024)


Coming into 2024, Henan, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang, Hubei, Ningxia, Jiangxi, and Liaoning has released their new minimum standards.

China’s Visa-Free Policies: Latest Updates


With borders open again, we look at all of the China visa-free policies that are currently in place and clarify who is eligible to benefit from them.

How to Legally Handle Sensitive Personal Information in China


Companies collecting, processing, and transferring sensitive personal information in China must comply with strict requirements for user consent and data protection.

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