An Introduction to Doing Business in China 2022 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

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An Introduction to Doing Business in China 2022, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates is out now and available for complimentary download through the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

China continues to be an attractive and reliable investment destination despite multiple external headwinds like the ongoing pandemic and geopolitical tensions. In 2020, China overtook the US to become the world’s largest foreign direct investment (FDI) recipient and the country expects FDI to rise 10.8 percent year-on-year to RMB 1 trillion (US$160 billion) in 2021. Indicative of business optimism, 41,600 foreign-invested enterprises were newly established in the first three quarters of 2021.

There are, however, some downward pressures affecting China’s economy – uncertainties in the real estate sector, the roll-out of carbon reduction policies in various industries, and comparatively weak consumption trends. Compliance for businesses has also been complicated by a slew of new laws and regulations in 2021, including the long-awaited data and privacy protection laws.

Under these circumstances, it is increasingly important for foreign investors to get familiar with the changes in China’s business landscape, identify areas of risk in advance, and take steps to prepare for new market opportunities. This is the only way investors can stay nimble in an otherwise challenging time.

WEBINAR – Doing Business in China – Looking Ahead to 2022 (January 26, 2022)

5:00 PM China Time / 4:00 PM Vietnam / 10:00 AM CET

Join our China investment experts Guilherme Campos, International Business Advisory Manager, and Viktor Rojkov, International Business Advisory Senior Associate, as they discuss key changes that happened in 2021 and the impact these will have on doing business in China in 2022. You’ll also learn about regional highlights from North, Central, and Southern China as well as how to tackle possible challenges you might encounter in the new year.

This webinar is FREE of charge.


Designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in China, An Introduction to Doing Business in China 2022 is compiled by experts at Dezan Shira & Associates, a specialist foreign direct investment firm providing corporate establishment services, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence, and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia.

Doing Business in China 2022 covers the following:

  • Establishing and Running a Business
  • Tax, Audit, and Accounting
  • Human Resources and Payroll
  • Cybersecurity and Data Protection

Within these chapters, we discuss a range of different topics that affect doing business in China, including investment models, intellectual property considerations, key taxes applicable for foreign companies, and various types of employment contracts. In addition, we add a new chapter explaining the evolving data and cybersecurity compliance requirements in China.

About Us

China Briefing is written and produced by Dezan Shira & Associates. The practice assists foreign investors into China and has done so since 1992 through offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. Please contact the firm for assistance in China at

Dezan Shira & Associates has offices in Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, United States, Germany, Italy, India, and Russia, in addition to our trade research facilities along the Belt & Road Initiative. We also have partner firms assisting foreign investors in The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh.