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    Hong Kong and mainland to further liberalize CEPA

    On June 29, Hong Kong and Beijing agreed on further liberalize services and economic co-operation under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) by signing Supplement IV to CEPA. The mainland will introduce a total of 40 liberalization measures covering 28 services areas, including 17 existing CEPA services areas and 11 new[…..]

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    Schedules to the BVI Companies Act amended

    The BVI Financial Services Commission announced on Tuesday that the BVI Executive Council has issued an order amending the schedules to the BVI Business Companies Act. This order is important as it paves the way for a number of new initiatives including new simplified provisions for the transitioning of bearer share companies to non-bearer share[…..]

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    China Adopts Labor Contract Law

    On Friday, June 29, 2007 China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC) adopted the labor contract law. The controversial bill gained increased exposure and was all but guaranteed passage after the Shanxi brick kill slavery scandal of early June. The law, which will come into effect on January 1, 2008, won 145 of the[…..]

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    VAT rebate reduction update

    As many of Dezan Shira & Associates clients and China Briefing Blog readers will know, the Chinese government has reduced the amount of VAT rebates applicable upon export of some 2,831 different types of products in a circular that takes effect from this Sunday, July 1, 2007. This was anticipated in the May issue of[…..]

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    Mandatory registration for internet access in Shenzhen

    Companies in Shenzhen have recently received letters from the local Public Security Bureau (PSB) reminding them to register their internet access or face punishment and blockage from the internet for six months. This reminder is in line with a rule that states every company with access to the internet must register with the Shenzhen PSB within[…..]

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    Compensation payments for deceased employees in Dalian

    The has been plenty of press about the various additions and subtractions to the second draft labor law – China Briefing looked at it in May – and with all the recent focus on worker’s rights, we decided to post a recent case blog contributor Adam Livermore of Dezan Shira & Associates’ Dalian office dealt with regarding deceased[…..]

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    New developments for foreign trade companies inside the Yantian and Futian FTZs

    The Notice on Relevant Issues in the Administration of Foreign Trade in Free Trade Zones and Bonded Logistics Parks was issued on July 13, 2005 and clarified that trade companies inside the Yantian & Futian FTZs may apply to the Ministry of Commerce for foreign trade and distribution rights. Since the first of March, the[…..]

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    Environmental evaluation reports in Guangzhou and the Pearl River Delta

    As a consequence of being the main pioneering area for the reforms and opening up policies of the People’s Republic of China and as well as the world’s factory hub for more than a decade, investments in Pearl River Delta are increasingly being more affected by pollution related problems. Environmental issues here, more than anywhere[…..]

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