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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 to allow FDI in defense sector

    China will allow foreign investment in its defense sector according to state media Tuesday, as it looks to invigorate a long restricted and dormant sector. Beijing News (via AFP) is reporting that firms producing less-sensitive military equipment and products for broader civil and consumer markets will be allowed to solicit domestic and foreign investors as[…..]

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    The new Dalian: You want to be here

    A letter from Dalian: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Dalian, China’s third largest port and hometown of Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai, is a city of six million, just across the Yellow Sea from Japan. In fact its proximity to Japan is such that it has for a long time been considered more a Japanese and Korean city of not[…..]

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    Hong Kong celebrates 10 years under PRC rule

    Hong Kong celebrated its tenth anniversary since returning to mainland China on Sunday. As with any arbitrary anniversary, this presents a moment to look back at that was, and what has happened since. Hong Kong has come a long way since those uncertain days in 1997. SARS and the Asian financial crisis hammered the city[…..]

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    Dezan Shira & Associates now an Asian practice

    BEIJING, Jul. 2 – Dezan Shira & Associates opened three offices in India today, expanding its presence in Asia to 11 offices across the region. The Indian offices are the first for the firm outside greater China. Chris Devonshire-Ellis, the founding partner of Dezan Shira & Associates, and publisher of China Briefing, today commented at a press conference at[…..]

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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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