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    New Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries released

    SHANGHAI, Nov. 7 – The Ministry of Commerce and the National Development and Reform Commission jointly released the latest Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment Industries today. The catalogue, approved by the state council, will take effect on December 1 according to the NDRC’s website. The new catalogue replaces one that came into effect in 2004. While[…..]

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    Brian Lamb, founder of public affairs media network, receives presidential honor

    By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Nov. 7 – Brian Lamb, the founder of C-SPAN, received the Medal of Freedom on Monday from U.S. President George W. Bush. The president honored Lamb along with seven other prominent people including the novelist Harper Lee and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a ceremony at the White House. The Medal[…..]

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    Tax in the city

    Global accounting now sexy!!! – Official By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  As we mentioned last week, Dezan Shira & Associates are the China members of The Leading Edge Alliance, a US$1.3 billion turnover global accounting network with members who are the most important non-Big 4 firms within their respective regions. Last week was the Alliance’s annual Managing[…..]

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    China, top producer of greenhouse gases, looks to tap potential resource

      By Andy Scott and Lucy Brady  Nov. 2 – The Methane to Markets Partnership Expo that concluded yesterday in Beijing was a chance for China, fast becoming the world’s largest polluter, to grab some favorable press and promote alternative energy resources in a city where the air-quality is still a thorny issue for the upcoming Olympics.[…..]

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    In China, healthcare becomes the third rail

    By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Nov. 1 – Access Asia’s weekly update, which arrives in my inbox every Thursday morning in time to warm my heart with its wit and pedantic charm, had a very interesting take on the recent Party Congress. The situation in China is starkly simple: lifestyle + environment + demographics = healthcare nightmare[…..]

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    The big dance: A look back at the 17th Party Congress

    By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Oct. 31 – It came, for a time all we had to live on was breathless coverage of the inner workings of the Communist Party, and then it went. Ultimately, it was, in the words of the Daily Telegraph’s Richard Spencer, “choreographed to be as unimportant as possible.” So what actually[…..]

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    New issue of China Briefing looks at Chinese financial reporting

    The November issue of China Briefing is out now, available for free download here. The issue looks at Chinese financial reporting and is part of our due diligence series of topics which began last month with a look at legal due diligence. With several different areas to contend with from internationally accepted norms, a lack[…..]

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    Dezan Shira & Associates’ global alliance annual billings top US$1 billion

    by Chris Devonshire-Ellis  ROME, Oct. 30 – Some readers may not be familiar with the global structure of international accounting and tax services industry, nor the position Dezan Shira & Associates holds within this. Essentially, the larger firms are organized into networks, or franchises. The Big Four – PWC, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernst & Young –[…..]

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