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China Cybersecurity and Data Protection Regulations – 2023 Recap and 2024 Outlook


How have data protection regulations developed over the past year? We summarize the latest developments and discuss the future outlook of China’s data regulations.

How to Localize Your Global ERP to China


Localized configurations are necessary when expanding your global ERP to China, either to meet local mandatory requirements or to secure optimal outcomes for your China operations.

Moving Production to Inland China – An Alternative to Reshoring


China’s vast inland region offers a compelling alternative to third country reshoring for companies seeking lower production costs.

Asia Transfer Pricing Brief: Q3 2023


In our first Asia Transfer Pricing Brief, for Q3 2023, we provide the latest transfer pricing updates from Singapore, Malaysia, and India.

China’s 72/144-Hour Visa-Free Transit Policy Expanded To 54 Countries, Norway Added


China’s 72/144-hour visa-free transit policy has been expanded to 54 countries. Norway was added to the list starting from November 17, 2023.

Xi-Biden Meeting: “Productive” Talks Lead to Increased Cooperation in Key Areas


The first in-person meeting between the two heads of state in a year led to commitments to increase cooperation on climate, AI, counternarcotics, and military affairs.

The 2023 Xi-Biden Meeting: A Summary of the Discussions and Future Trends


The high-profile meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden in underway. This Op-ed article from Chris Devonshire-Ellis discusses the underlying issues at stake.

US-China Relations in the Biden Era: A Timeline


Timeline tracking key developments affecting US-China bilateral trade and business engagement under the Joe Biden administration.

China 2023 October Economic Roundup: Retail Sales and Factory Output Exceed Expectations


We break down key data points in the China October economic roundup released by the National Bureau of Statistics. The Chinese economy appears to have ‘bottomed out’ with several indicators outperforming growth expectations. Despite a contraction in export and investment data, there’s a silver lining in consumption and services.

Apostille Convention Officially Takes Effect in China on November 7


China’s accession to the Convention simplifies authentication procedures required to use foreign documents for administrative matters in China. The Apostille Convention officially took effect in China on November 7, 2023.

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