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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 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.

2023 Chinese Visa Application Guidelines


From January 8, 2023, China resumed the issuance of passports for Chinese citizens, ordinary visas and residence permits for foreigners, as well as tourist visa exemption for short-term travelers.

Q&A: How to Apply for the GBA IIT Subsidy in Dongguan City


Dongguan sets deadlines for applying Greater Bay Area Individual Income Tax Subsidy (GBA IIT subsidy) for 2020-2022.

A Guide to Minimum Wages in China in 2023 (Last Updated on December 8, 2023)


We offer a guide to the minimum wage levels in Mainland China and discuss how labor costs are affected by changes to the minimum wage levels.

China, Singapore to Establish 30-Day Visa-Free Travel Arrangement


China and Singapore are seeking to establish a mutual 30-day visa-free travel arrangement to boost people exchanges and commercial prospects.

China’s Medical Beauty Industry: Challenges, Trends and Opportunities


China’s medical beauty market has emerged as a standout sector amid global economic challenges, exhibiting remarkable growth and resilience. Fueled by capital influx and a well-defined industrial chain, the industry has become a focal point for consumption growth within the broader beauty and healthcare sectors, offering an array of opportunities for foreign businesses and investors.

UK 2023 Investments into China – Data Analysis on Deals, Values, M&A and Investments


2023’s UK-China investments can be indicative of 2024’s UK investment trends  By Chris Devonshire-Ellis & Henry Tillman    With a reshuffle in the British Government and ex-Prime Minister – and generally pro-China politician David Cameron now as the UK’s Foreign Minister, there have been early signs of a potential mild rapprochement in the British governments […]

China Tax Risks in Indirect Equity Transfer: A Case Study


In this article, we explain what an indirect equity transfer is and explore the corresponding tax risks in China by studying a typical case.

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