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    China IPR clampdown targets karaoke royalties

    Jan 3 – As far as New Year’s resolutions go, China is looking to further crack down on intellectual property rights violations as is seeks to burnish its image as a IPR wasteland where anyone can borrow, beg or steal someone else’s hard earned intellectual property. Xinhua reported yesterday that nearly half of Chinese provinces have[…..]

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    Filing annual individual income tax returns in China

    By Smile Yu/Dezan Shira & Associates  BEIJING, Jan. 2 – Early in 2008, expatriate employees in China with annual incomes in excess of RMB120,000 (about US$16,200) should complete an annual self-declaration to be submitted by the end of March – at the latest – for their income earned in the 2007 tax year. This annual[…..]

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    January/February China Briefing now available online

    The January/February issue of China Briefing is now available online. The new issue includes a good look at some annual house-keeping that needs to be carried out at this time of year – the renewal of corporate business licenses, the annual statutory audit, and individual income tax filings. Foreign Individuals and invested companies have until the end of[…..]

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    Spratly Islands RMB

    The Spratly Islands are a group of more than 100 small islands and reefs in the South China Sea. The islands, which are claimed in whole or in part by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei, sit atop potentially large oil and gas deposits, are surrounded by rich fishing grounds and are located on[…..]

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    China to adjust import/export duties in an effort to conserve resources

    Dec. 28 – The government will adjust the import and export duties on some products from January 1 to save domestic resources and ensure better trade balance the government has said. Import duties on aluminum, refined copper and coal will be removed while the export taxes on some steel products, coking coal and coke will[…..]

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    AmCham report: Business environment healthy, second- and third tier cities the future

    AmCham Shanghai recently released their 2007 China Business Report, a survey of AmCham’s corporate members and their experiences operating businesses in China. With one-third of all respondents having done business in China for 1o—20 years and seven percent for more than 20 years, the American companies that provided information for the report have significant experience operating[…..]

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    Tianjin airport finishes Olympic Games expansion

      Dec. 26 – Tianjin airport has completed its large expansion project, including a new terminal and runway expansion, ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. The new terminal building is five times larger than its predecessor with a handling capacity of 10 million passengers annually airport sources told Xinhua. The project, with[…..]

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