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China’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Regulatory Environment


China’s cryptocurrency market – We give you an overview of legal regulations and tax implications in terms of Bitcoin-related business. 

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Data Protection in China


On 1 May 2018, new standards will come into force that further clarifies the data protection rules of the Cyber Security Act.

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Accounting in China


The Chinese Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (China-GAAP) are similar to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), but differ from the American accounting system (US-GAAP). Most foreign companies are unaware of these differences, and are, therefore, running the risk of non-compliance. This article intends to offer you a brief introduction to the most basic Chinese accounting […]

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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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Work in Germany: Getting a German Work Permit


Do I need a visa to work in Germany? This article explains who and how you can apply for a German work permit

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Investment Opportunities in Industry 4.0 – Industrial Revolution “Made in Germany”


After the mechanization, the electrification and the digitalization of production, the latest industrial trend is made in Germany: Industry 4.0. But what does Industry 4.0 actually mean? What is the status quo? And what are the opportunities for foreign investors?   The Two Components of Industry 4.0   Industry 4.0 basically describes the fusion of […]

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Further Internet Restrictions for Foreign-Invested Companies


The Internet can be a tricky place to navigate in China. What is allowed, what is not allowed, and what may be allowed is constantly changing. Especially online business faces an increasing and evolving set of internet restrictions. Most of these regulations are still only available in Chinese. This makes it even more difficult for […]

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The ultimate VISA guide for Germany – all you need to know


A Step by Step Guidance on investing in Germany How to apply for a German Visa and what type is needed

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VAT in China Part 3


The VAT reform in China: What has changed since 1st of August 2013? Chinas Value Added Tax (VAT) reform is executed since August 2013 everywhere In China. On services in the transportation sector and on so called modern services there is no Business Tax (BT) anymore but a deductible Output VAT.  

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Visa Update: Schengen and Investment Visa


This article gives a small update to the changing Schengen Visa regulations on 12th October and how to deal with it. Additionally, there are some general information about the Investment Visa and how to achieve it.

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