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Chinese Silver Dragon Coins


7 Mace and 2 Candareens Dec. 21, 2007 – China only began producing mass circulation silver coins in 1889 when the first modern coining press was imported into the country. As circulated coins until then had largely been the Mexican Silver Dollar, the new coins were based on these, but with Chinese styling. The denomination […]

Working together to make a difference: CSR in China


With the season of giving upon us, corporations find themselves having to both consider employee bonus packages for their employees as well as some sort of charitable giving ahead of the end of the tax year. With this in mind, we have decided to publish an excerpt from our upcoming China Briefing 2008 Regional Business […]

M&As rise 18 percent through first 11 months of 2007


Mergers and acquisition deals in China jumped 18 percent to more than 1,700 in the first 11 months of 2007 according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report released on Wednesday. The total M&A deals were worth more than 80 billion U.S. dollars, up 25 percent from the same period a year earlier. Of the total, 987 deals were […]

China’s audit regulations – Filings shortly due


Getting prepared for your annual audit inspection By Chris Devonshire-Ellis BEIJING, Dec. 19 – All foreign invested businesses in China are required to prepare annual financial statements, including balance sheets and income statements for their annual Chinese audit. Such accounts must be in accordance with the Chinese accounting standards for business enterprises – there are […]

China Lays its Stake on Central Asia


This is the second 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 Kazakhstan. By Joyce Roque “The main thing is to make history, […]

Introducing…The Hong Kong Spin


By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Architect Nigel Reading has proposed a massive new landmark to be erected on the site of Hong Kong’s old Kai Tak airport in order to mark the tenth anniversary of the handover of the territory to China. Hong Kong Spin is designed to be both a spectacular inclined observation tower overlooking the […]

One million words and a partridge in a pear tree


Rather more than just a blog, another year passes at China Briefing… Well, as many of our readers head off about now back home for Christmas and New Year festivities – safe journeys to you all – we’ll have a quick round up of the numbers here at China Briefing and what we did. Blog […]

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