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Buying at the Canton Trade Fair? Watch your due diligence and go for the final day bargains


Sep. 14 – The time of year when autumn turns leaves gold sees many Western traders also pack their bags, head for the airport with China visas neatly stamped in their passports. Yup, it’s Canton Trade Fair time again. And two months later, it’s time when phones start ringing at the Guangzhou offices of Dezan […]

The Chinese limited liability status grand misrepresentation technique


A commonly misunderstood area by foreign investors when assessing the creditworthiness of a Chinese business is the aspect of “Limited Liability Status.” Usually, in the West, this is issued in the form of a cash injection into the business, and can be checked via the public records office. Extending credit then, say of US$1 million, […]

Should manufacturers move inland to avoid processing trade restrictions?


By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Sept. 11 – China’s new policy restricting processing trade, which took effect nationwide August 23, will most heavily impact Guangdong province. The booming Chinese economy, which has grown at over 10 percent for the last 15 years, has been largely driven by processing trade factories located in South China and the […]

China Briefing business guide books secondary market – US$273 a copy


China Briefing’s business guides are always best sellers (say us, blushing slightly), and dare we say it, excellent value for money. However, even the usually unflappable China Briefing editor was somewhat taken aback by the high prices our books are now commanding on third party vendor sites. A click here will reveal our “China Briefing Business […]

Event: Examining the online scene in China


Amcham Beijing is holding a seminar on September 19 at which Chris Devonshire-Ellis, founding partner of Dezan Shira & Associates and publisher of China Briefing, 2point6billion, India Briefing, China Expat and several books on China business law and tax will be speaking. The event details are as follows: Under the Digital Influence: Eight Experts Examine […]

Policy shift on guarantee deposits for processing trade


Process manufacturers are now able to pay standing book deposits with bank guarantees rather than cash according to a statement released by the Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday. Notice No. 71, jointly released by the Ministry of Commerce, China Customs, and the China Banking Regulatory Commission, stipulates the ways by which enterprises engaged in processing […]

The world’s chimney: A pollution crises looms in a land of big statistics


Much has been written lately about China’s environmental woes. From polluted lakes and rivers to air quality issues that are putting Olympic events in question, the spectacular growth the country has seen has resulted in a burgeoning environmental disaster. As Pan Yue, the vice minister for China’s State Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) warned in 2005 […]

Manufacturers moving inland from Hangzhou as central province VAT reform kicks in


Textile manufacturers in and around Hangzhou, long one of the region’s pillar industries, are beginning to move their operations inland as China reduces the VAT burden in the central provinces. Beginning July 1, 2007, the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation reduced the VAT burden in eight sectors within 26 specified industrial […]

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