Start from Jan, these new rules might effect you !

Start from Jan, these new rules might effect you !

1. Immigrants also need to pay taxes


From January 1, 2019, the new personal income tax law was officially implemented.

It stipulates that “an individual who has or does not have a domicile in China and who has lived in China for 183 days in a tax year is a 'tax resident', and his income obtained within and outside China must be subject to personal income tax in accordance with this Law."



2. Purchasing on somebody's behalf will face a maximum fine of 2 million RMB 


The "Electronic Commerce Law of the People's Republic of China" was officially implemented on January 1, 2019. This is the first comprehensive law in the field of e-commerce in China.

The new law clarifies that natural persons who use the WeChat circle of friends and live webcasts to engage in goods and services are also e-commerce operators. Individuals engaged in personal purchasing and micro-business must also obtain industrial licenses in accordance with the law to obtain relevant administrative licenses and pay taxes according to law.

According to this law, e-commerce operators will be subject to strict supervision in the future, and will face a maximum fine of 2 million yuan if they violate the rules.




3. Five more cities offer 144-hour visa-free transit


Five more Chinese cities began offering 144-hour visa-free transit services to foreign travelers from 53 countries on Tuesday, said the National Immigration Administration.

The five cities are Qingdao, Shandong province; Xiamen, Fujian province; Wuhan, Hubei province; Chengdu, Sichuan province and Kunming, Yunnan province.

Foreign travelers from the designated countries are allowed to stay for up to 144 hours in these cities if they hold valid travel documents and confirmed onward travel tickets, according to the administration.


五个城市是山东青岛; 福建省厦门市; 湖北武汉; 四川省成都市和云南省昆明市。


4. Taxpayers are restricted from leaving the country due to over 100,000 RMB unpaid in taxes 


The Measures for the Information Disclosure of Major Taxes and Untrustworthy Cases shall come into force on January 1, 2019.

The "Measures" stipulate that if a taxpayer owes a taxable amount, and the means of transferring or concealing property is obstructed by the tax authorities, if the amount of the tax owed is more than 100,000 yuan (RMB), the taxpayer's tax credit rating will be directly judged as " Class D".

For such taxpayers, the tax authorities will notify the immigration authorities to prevent them from leaving the country.




5. Simplified Japanese visa


Beginning January 1, 2019, Japan began to implement a policy of further relaxing visas for Chinese students or Chinese tourists who have visited Japan many times in the past three years.

The number of Chinese students and colleges that will simplify the application process will be expanded from 75 to 1243.

In the past three years, Chinese tourists who have traveled to Japan twice or more on a personal tourist visa have simplified their procedures for applying for multiple round-trip visas.




6. Ukraine stopped offering landing visas

UKR plans to implement the e-signing policy for the countries concerned from January 1, 2019, and stop signing at the Boryspil Airport, Kiev Airport (formerly Ruliang Airport) and Odessa Airport.

The Chinese Embassy in Uzbekistan advised Chinese citizens who went to Uzbekistan to complete visas at the embassies and consulates in Uzbekistan in advance to prevent entry into the country.



7. Overseas Chinese citizen passport policy adjustment


The relevant policies were officially implemented on January 1, 2019.

After the adjustment, the acceptance scope of the overseas Chinese citizen passport application will be further expanded, the application materials will be further relaxed, and the minors will be more convenient to apply for the certificate.




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