China Briefing Releases New Representative Office Guide

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May 4 – China Briefing has just released the fourth edition of its technical guide “Setting Up Representative Offices in China” – offering an up-to-date reference source for all issues concerning the establishment, administration, and utilization of a representative office in China.

If you or your company already have a presence in this vast country and want to know more, or if you have never tried your hand at this fascinating market, then this book is for you.

This is an essential, practical guide for any foreign enterprise or business-minded individual to understand the rules, regulations and management issues regarding establishing representative offices in China. This updated edition also includes detailed descriptions of the 2010 regulatory updates which we have covered extensively on this site.

The 51-page guide covers the following topics:

  • Establishing representative offices
  • Application procedures and government departments involved
  • Staffing the office
  • Hiring and firing
  • Tax and administration requirements
  • Audit and compliance matters
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Upgrading or moving your representative office
  • Closure procedures

Setting Up Representative Offices in China (Fourth Edition)” is available on the Asia Briefing Bookstore priced at US$40.

This guide is part of a series of technical books on doing business in China, which cover such topics as setting up wholly foreign-owned enterprises, setting up joint ventures, transfer pricing, HR, tax, IPR and other vital issues for foreign investors in this exciting market.

This guide was also written in collaboration with Dezan Shira & Associates, a boutique professional services firm providing foreign direct investment business advisory, tax, accounting, payroll and due diligence services for multinational clients in China. For more information on establishing representative offices in China, please contact, visit, or download the firm’s brochure here.

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