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    Managing Chops and Key Personnel at Your China Business

    While delegating power always requires a degree of trust, there are a few simple measures every foreign investor should consider to mitigate the risks that its Chinese subsidiary is exposed to. Managing access to chops and carefully delegating authority are key.

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    Employing Foreign Nationals in China: Visa Procedures

    China recently updated its visa regulations, adding a number of new categories and revising the domains of existing visa types. In this excerpt of our December magazine, we provide an overview of the recent changes, and explain the various steps of the application process for obtaining a work visa.

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    Outsourced Secretarial Services for New Entrants to the Chinese Market

    Newly established companies in China often lack their own secretary to complete basic tasks such as opening a bank account or Chinese translation. To fill this gap, a number of specialized service providers have begun contracting pay-on-demand secretarial services. Here, we compare the pros and cons of such these arrangements.

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    Additional Visa Requirements for Short Term Work in China

    Starting next year, foreigners coming to China on short trips for work will need to apply for work visas in many cases, and submit additional documentation. The regulations implement a separate regime for artistic performers.

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    China Announces Official 2015 National Holiday Schedule

    The Chinese government has just released the holiday schedule for 2015. The schedule differs in several instances to 2014’s calendar, with no compensated leave day for Mid-Autumn festival due to proximity to National Holiday.

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    Hong Kong Murders And Expatriate Psychological Issues in China

    The recent murder of two Indonesian women in Hong Kong raises significant issues concerning the mental health issues of expatriates in China and the culpability of their respective companies’ HR departments. In this article, we examine the possible ramifications of the incident.

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    End of the Line: Terminating an Employee in China (Part 1)

    Heightened pressure in China’s labor market means that employers are commonly required to terminate employees to optimize their business operations. Legally speaking, this is by no means an easy thing to do, especially under the comparatively stringent regulations on terminating employment contracts since 2008.

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    Guangdong Adjusts Base Figure for Social Insurance Contributions

    Several major cities in Guangdong, including Shenzhen, Dongguan and Guangzhou, recently released details on their average wages in 2013, which are used as the base figures to calculate the minimum and maximum contributions to social insurance and housing funds for employees.

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