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    Source Code China – The New Global Hub of IT Outsourcing

    Aug. 28 – China Briefing doesn’t usually run book reviews, but on this occasion something has come our way that we feel is well worth a read, especially for those interested in IT outsourcing. “Source Code China – The New Global Hub of IT Outsourcing,” a new book written by well known Beijing-based IT guru Cyrill[…..]

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    The almighty West and China, the fragile superpower

    At last week’s China Briefing-sponsored symposium, “What China Communicates to the World,” James Fallows, international correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, had some interesting comments on both the nature of communication, as well as some of the problems that China and the Western world – and the United States in particular – have when dealing with[…..]

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    Minimum registered capital: How much is too low?

    It’s the time of year when everyone starts to filter back to China again after the summer break and also the time when new-to-China “consultants,” “lawyers” and generally enthusiastic small investors start to emerge. Having a glass of ASC’s very fine imported Beringer Shiraz at Centro last night, it amazed me to hear several comments from[…..]

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    China looks to deal with rising number of labor disputes

    State media announced today that China’s top legislature started to read the draft law on labor dispute mediation and arbitration on Sunday amid an increasing number of labor disputes that emerged in the country. “The draft bill has summed up the experience in solving labor disputes, which also takes new situation and problems into account.[…..]

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    Reincarnation of Tibetan Buddhas must obtain government approval

    Trawling through some of the blogs this week I happened upon this news snippet courtsey of Stan Abrams at China Hearsey, in which China’s State Administration of Religious Affairs has cited the need for central government approval for living buddhas to be recognized. The actual People’s Daily piece is here. All of which brings us[…..]

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    VAT refunds for FICEs stall in Hangzhou

    By Andy Scott HANGZHOU, Aug. 24 – Foreign invested commercial enterprises best look elsewhere when considering a place to set up, at least that is the consensus we are getting from Hangzhou, where the authorities are making it very difficult for FICEs to receive their VAT refunds on exported goods. Since June 2004, China has[…..]

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    Dalian plays host to “Summer Davos”

    By Adam Livermore  DALIAN, Aug. 24 – Dalian is hosting a prestigious three-day meeting for fast-developing multinational companies beginning September 6. Entitled the “Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions” and informally dubbed the “Summer Davos” because of its perceived similarity to the Swiss summit held every winter. The event is attracting CEOs from companies[…..]

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    Additional post-establishment requirements for companies leasing properties in Shenyang

    Shenyang is currently a hotbed for foreign investment, particularly in the high-end retail, real estate and manufacturing sectors. When establishing a company or a branch office the State Tax Bureau requires a Certificate of Tenancy to be issued by the Housing Management Bureau. This sounds straightforward enough, however in order to obtain this document a[…..]

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