Monthly Archives: April 2016

Eight Basic Rules For Your China Employment Contracts

1. Use a written employment contract.The employer penalties for not doing so can (and usually are) huge. This one is a no-brainer. Oh, and China pretty much does not have independent contractors. See China’s Tax Authorities Want You. 2. Use a China-centric employment contract. Your employment contracts should be written for China. Though it occasionally makes...
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Forming a China WFOE: Ten Things To Consider

1. Make Sure Your Business Scope is Legal. Too many WFOEs never get past the starting line. A number of industries are restricted to foreign-invested companies, so before you sign a lease in Shanghai or Shenzhen or Shenyang, make sure you can actually do what you propose to do in China. There’s a reason Hollywood...
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Shanghai Customs Simplifies Company Registration

Shanghai Customs recently adopted a series of measures to streamline business registration procedures inside and outside the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Armstrong Flooring (Shanghai) Co Ltd is one of the first few companies to benefit from these measures. It took Armstrong only nine working days to get a business license, instead of 15 days. Shanghai Customs shares...
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Shanghai Party Boss Meets Australian PM and Delegation

Shanghai Party Secretary Han Zheng met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his delegation on yesterday. Han said China and Australia share common interests in many areas and have good foundation for cooperation. Shanghai has close ties with Australian cities and states, particularly Queensland. The two have active exchanges in business, science and technology, and culture...
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