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China shortens the negative list again


  In a recent step further in opening up the Chinese market, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), announced a shortened “Negative List” on June 30th, 2019. This list is known to govern the foreign investment in China. It imposes restrictions on certain sectors. After the recent […]

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Introduction to the United States tax compliance act of foreign accounts


1. What is FATCA? The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is a U.S. tax law that was enacted in 2010 – Final U.S. Treasury regulations on FATCA were issued on January 17, 2013. The regulations launched on July 1, 2014, and came into effect from 2014 to 2017. It aims to prevent U.S. tax evasion […]

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Chinese Investors’ Interest in Germany’s Hidden Champions


It is no secret that Chinese investors tend to have an appetite for Germany’s small and medium-sized companies. We explain why Chinese companies are so interested in Germany’s Hidden Champions.

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New Plan for German-Sino-Hi-Tech-Park in Heidelberg


On May 2nd, 2016, representatives from the Heidelberg and the Beijing District of Haidian have signed a mutual cooperation agreement.  The agreement covers areas of research and development and to set up a joint German-Sino-Hi-Tech-Park.

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Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in the Heart of Europe


Chinese foreign direct investments expanded rapidly over the last decade. From 2005 on, Chinese foreign investments added up to almost 3,5 trillion US Dollar in 2015. This development is predicted to persist and even speed up over the next few years, making China one of the largest investors worldwide. In the past China mostly assured […]

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