Legal & Regulatory

Legal Search Practice Names Top China Law Firms


July 1 – Metcalf & Q, the legal search practice, has just produced its annual guide to the best foreign law firms in Beijing. The firm interviewed over 100 lawyers in foreign firms in Beijing, asking them about their current practice, and the firms they would or would not like to work for. Metcalf & […]

Conducting Cost of China Business Assessments


By Dezan Shira & Associates June 17 – With the adjustment of China’s corporate tax base six months ago to a universal rate of 25 percent for all businesses, barring a few exceptions for encouraged industries, and the abolition of the profits tax breaks of manufacturing industries, many now mourn the passing of the “good […]

China’s PSB Issues New Registration Rules, Fines for Violations


Visitors and expatriates must complete full police registration procedures beginning July 1 June 5 – The Public Security Bureau issued new guidelines today to hotels and apartment management companies concerning the registration of foreigners in China, set to take effect July 1. The PSB, a part of China’s domestic police force charged with policing public […]

Foreigners to be Allowed to List on Shanghai Stock Exchange


June 2 – Chinese authorities are set to open the sluice gates of the country’s securities industry so that foreign companies can raise capital and list on the Shanghai stock exchange. They also plan to allow local companies to scout globally for raising funds and listing in foreign stock exchanges, the Times of India reported. […]

Beijing Strictly Enforcing Olympics IPR, Goodwill Gestures Seen as Violating Rules


May 29 – Companies looking to instill the Olympic spirit in their staff ahead of and during the forthcoming Games in Beijing may want to think twice on how they carry out the campaign. The French supermarket chain Carrefour has had to remove hats embossed with the Olympic rings from employees at its Chinese branches […]

China Merges Telecoms in the Name of Competition


May 29 – China moved on Tuesday to realign their telecom industry, hoping to promote competition in an industry that has become increasingly monopolized by China’s mobile operators. Under the plan, China’s six state-owned telecom companies will be merged into three. China Mobile, will acquire the fixed-line operator China Tietong Telecommunications Corp, while China Telecom […]

Understanding the Basics of China’s Labor Law


By Cathy Gao SHANGHAI, May 26 – For most foreigners, the world of China business can be a high-stakes gamble. There are the issues of language and culture working against the uninitiated and the fear that gathered information may not be the most accurate. China’s labor law is a first and intends to protect employee […]

Dragon Boat Festival Approaches


May 22 – The Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday where teams of athletes compete against each other to row a specially designed boat down a river, will be celebrated on June 8. In an attempt to bolster traditional Chinese culture, the central government late last year made the day a national holiday, and […]

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