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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) […]

Guangdong Streamlines the Registration Process for Foreign-Funded Companies


A new streamlined registration and approval process for foreign-funded companies will be run across nine cities along the Pearl River Delta. The newly revamped procedures are currently being trialed in Dongguan, Foshan, and Guangzhou.

Top 50 Chinese Cities by Investment Potential


By Julia Gu Feb. 3 – At the eighth annual World Famous Brands Assembly (WFBA) recently held in Jakarta, Indonesia, the U.S.-China Economic Trade and Investment General Chamber of Commerce, the Europe-America-Asia Cooperation Union for Investment in Industry and Commerce, and the World Cities and World Business Research Association jointly released a list of the […]

Relax. South China Exports and Manufacturers are Doing Just Fine


Op/Ed Commentary: Chris Devonshire-Ellis Feb. 1 – With some media spotlighting potential problems in South China – and one blog even going so far as to suggest smart Chinese businessmen are queuing up to attract orders, only to deliberately declare bankruptcy – it’s time to look again at the realities of the situation. The actual […]

Guangzhou Simplifies Electronic VAT Declaration Procedures


Guangzhou’s value-added tax small-scale taxpayers are now not required to submit paper declaration forms when they file electronic VAT declarations.

China Briefing Releases New Business Guide for the Greater Pearl River Delta


Dec. 14 – China Briefing has just released the fourth edition of its regional business guide “The Greater Pearl River Delta: Business Guide to South China” – offering business-minded individuals an up-to-date reference source for all of the key issues concerning setting up and successfully operating a business in South China. By leveraging its proximity […]

Alberto Vettoretti Named International Advisor to the Guangzhou Government


Nov. 3 – On October 12, Alberto Vettoretti, Managing Partner of Dezan Shira & Associates and Vice Chairman of the European Union Chamber of Commerce (Pearl River Delta Chapter) has been nominated as International Advisor to the Guangzhou Government in a ceremony held in Nansha District, Guangzhou. At the closed-door meeting, chaired by leaders from […]

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