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The New Beijing Stock Exchange for SMEs – What You Need to Know


The new Beijing Stock Exchange for SMEs started its first day of trading on November 15, 2021. Here’s what you need to know.

Beijing’s Investment Opportunities for Foreign-Owned Investors


We profile Beijing’s investment opportunities in key services and technology industries, based on recent market-openings and roll-out of incentives.

Beijing’s E-Town Rolls Out Favorable Policies to Boost High-Tech Development


‘Beijing E-Town’ recently rolled out a package of preferential policies to boost the high-end industries in its pilot free trade zone.

Establishing a Branch Office in Beijing: Stay Compliant with the New Social Insurance Policy


We explain why setting up a branch office in Beijing is the best option for companies not registered in the city to meet the new social insurance compliance standards.

China’s FTZ Count Rise to 21 After Beijing, Hunan and Anhui Are Newly Added


We look at China’s new free trade zones in Beijing, Hunan, and Anhui and the expansion of Zhejiang FTZ and the incentives and policy support on offer.

Chinese Cities Rise in ECA Cost of Living Report


By Sofia Liska Jun. 28 – This year, Asian cities are once again moving up the ranks of global metropolises in terms of cost of living standards. According to a recent report published by ECA International, Beijing is now the 20th most expensive city in the world for international assignees (up from 48th in 2011) […]

Ten Cities and Provinces Apply to Participate in VAT Reform Pilot Scheme


10 cities and provinces have officially applied to participate in the VAT reform pilot scheme so far, including Beijing, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen, Anhui Province, Fujian Province, Hainan Province, Hunan Province and Jiangsu Province.

Key Points from the 4th U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue


By Xiaolei Gu May 8 – The Fourth Round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (hereinafter referred as “Dialogue”) was held in Beijing on May 3-4, during which the two sides exchanged views on bilateral, regional, and global issues. Below is a brief summary of the key points to come out of the fourth […]

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