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    Preparation the key to transfer pricing documentation requirements

    By Steven Carey, Douglas Fone and Dr. Jian Li HONG KONG, Jan. 22 – The Implementing Regulations that have been in effect from January 1, 2008 for the new Corporate Income Tax Law are the result of several years of deliberation by the State Administration of Taxation on transfer pricing. Tax authorities globally have been[…..]

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    Dezan Shira & Associates global network billing reaches US$1.6billion in 2007

    Big Four staff moving to larger boutique firms as industry focus shifts LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22 – The Leading Edge Alliance firms yesterday revealed their total billing for professional services globally reached US$1.6 billion for 2007, an increase of 21 percent over 2006 figures. Dezan Shira & Associates, the Alliance’s largest Asian practice announced individual[…..]

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    China’s labor law – The reality for overseas investors

    Drafting an employment handbook a sensible step to take to minimize liabilities and identify terms By Chris Devonshire-Ellis and Richard Hoffmann Jan. 18 – Much has been made of the new Labor Contract Law in China, with regrettably a lot of hot air from excitable “China” lawyers as well. Harem scarem stories of a massive increase in[…..]

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    1926 China government lottery bond

    The Republic of China issued this 5 Dollar Second Nationalist Government Lottery Loan bond in 1926 to raise money to finance improvements in the Port of Whampoa, near Guangzhou (click on photo to enlarge). Rather than pay interest, and to guarantee investment from the natural gambling instincts of the Chinese, the bonds were automatically entered[…..]

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    Battling rampant inflation, Beijing caps prices on food commodities

    Food coupons may be re-introduced   BEIJING, Jan 18 – The National Development and Reform Commission announced that from today prices on basic commodities such as grains, meat, milk, edible oil, eggs and liquefied petroleum gas would be curbed with immediate effect. This is the first occasion in 15 years Beijing has taken such a step,[…..]

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    China looks to Southeast Asia, but roads continue to hinder development

    This is the fourth in a series of articles that looks at China’s borders. As China has grown in the last 30 years, so have the often complicated relationships it has with its many varied neighbors. In this article, we take a look at Laos. By Andy Scott VIENTIANE, Laos, Jan. 17 – Trade between[…..]

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    Hong Kong moves towards provision of Islamic financial services

    Possible changes in tax law to facilitate entry of Islamic fund market By Chris Devonshire-Ellis HONG KONG, Jan. 16 – Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Joseph Tsang, yesterday committed to the development of Hong Kong as an Islamic financial centre by seeking to attract more Muslim investors. The territory has just announced it has applied to[…..]

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    “Can you afford it?” rather than regulatory barriers now join the issues for entering the China market

     China Mobile suspend talks with Apple over selling iPhone in China China Mobile has announced they have just broken off talks with Apple over the sales of the iPhone into the Mainland China market. The deal’s bone of contention essentially is over the industry practice of mobile operators giving equipment suppliers a cut of the[…..]

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