Legal & Regulatory

Verifying Chinese Registered Capital Amounts


Part 2 in our series: Understanding Chinese Limited Companies By Richard Hoffmann Dec. 9 – As mentioned yesterday in an article on Chinese company business licenses, all businesses in China are required to demonstrate their registered capital amounts on their business license. While this is strictly monitored for foreign investors, the Chinese authorities are somewhat […]

Examining a Chinese Company Business License


By Richard Hoffmann Dec. 8 – Due diligence when conducting business in China should always be a prerequisite, and this is the case whether or not you are considering purchasing or selling to a Chinese company, or a more formal arrangement such as a joint venture. A Chinese company business license can provide a great […]

Chongqing Releases First Food and Entertainment Service Standards


Dec. 7 – The Chongqing municipal quality supervision department has released the country’s first food and entertainment service standards for local food service providers. The Chongqing Nanbin Road Food Service Standard enumerates 21 criteria under 10 categories including the basis for service, service quality, service safety, and service management. According to the new standards, the […]

Major Bottling Company Demands Apology for False Arsenic Claims


Dec. 7 – Major bottling company, Nongfu Spring, is demanding an apology from the industry and commerce bureau of Haikou, Hainan Province for a claim that falsely charged its products of having high levels of arsenic. The bureau made the claims on November 24 with orders to remove products from shelves immediately only withdraw it […]

Partnership Option Soon Available for Foreign Investors


SHANGHAI, Dec. 3 – China will soon allow foreign investors the option to invest in the mainland via partnership firms beginning in March next year. This will enable investors to set up contract-based partnership firms either on their own or with a local partner. A partnership firm has the advantage of flexibility during set up […]

Chief Representative Signatures an Important Issue When Closing an RO


Dec. 2 – While closing a representative office in China can seem very straight forward, the administrative paperwork that is required can often seem tedious and time consuming. In addition, the time that is often needed to close an office often means that the chief representative has long left the company. Before this happens, it […]

New Issue of China Briefing: Managing Your Human Capital


Dec. 1 – The December issue of China Briefing magazine is out now and available for download (click on the image – complimentary subscription required). In this issue, we take a look at human resources and how foreign-invested companies in China can better manage them. Hiring and retaining competent and efficient staff is one of […]

Dezan Shira Awarded Most Active Firm at Milan’s China Awards


Dec. 1 – Dezan Shira & Associates was awarded the Lombard Elite prize for most active professional firm on the Chinese market at the fourth annual China Awards in Milan on November 25. The awards, organized by Fondazione Italia Cina and Milano Finanza and supported by the Italian Ministry for the Economic Development and the […]

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