Second Edition of Buiness Guide to Setting Up Joint Ventures Now Available

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Updated edition contains new laws and regulatory issues affecting China JVs

China Briefing has just published a new, updated edition of the successful “Setting Up Joint Ventures in China.” Priced at US$25 (RMB200) plus p&p, the handbook is available from or from our bookstore via credit card payment here.

Details of contents are as follows:

Chapter One
Devising your China investment strategy
Options concerning foreign investment vehicles
JVs versus WFOEs – Working out what’s best for you
JV regulatory issues and implementation rules
Encouraged industry applications

Chapter Two
Structuring your JV
General issues
Technology transfer agreements
Legal and financial due diligence
Land use rights
The memorandum of understanding
Contractual JVs
Equity JVs
JV contracts and articles of association (includes drafts)
The application procedure
Intellectual property

Chapter Three
Location issues and investment incentives
Development zones and tax breaks
New 25 percent income tax rates

Chapter Four
Human resources
Inheriting staff
Employing Chinese staff
Employing expatriate staff
Good recruitment practices
General HR conditions and salaries
The new labor law

Chapter Five
Tax and finance
Registered capital calculations
Business taxes
Income taxes
Individual income tax
Export tax rebates
Audit requirements
Profits repatriation

Chapter Six
JV conversions and closures
Buying out your partner
Converting JVs to WFOEs
Liquidating a JV

Glossary of terms

Related reading
China Briefing’s Guide to China Mergers & Acquisitions – New 2008 first edition