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Important things you need to know about the Chinese Labor Law – Part One


The labor law of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which has been in effect since 1995, and the newest edition of the labor contract law, in effect since 2012, are now also regulating employment relationships in China.

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Individual Income Tax – Part Two


This is the second part of our two-part article series on individual income tax (IIT) in China. In the first part we gave an overview on how individual income tax liability is determined for individuals in China. In this part we will now point out several tips about IIT optimization for expats.

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Individual Income Tax – Part One


In this series of two articles we would like to share some information about a topic we deal with in our consulting work on a daily basis: Individual income tax. This affects every expat living and working in China on a very personal level. 

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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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Hong Kong, a transitional step into China?


Is Using Hong Kong to enter the Mainland Chinese Market a Good idea? Considering your different options of entering the Mainland Chinese market? Not sure if you should be using a third jurisdiction like Hong Kong? Well let us break it down a little for you.

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Update: To which extent can international companies operate in China without being forced to pay taxes?


Update: To which extent can international companies operate in China without being forced to pay taxes? Service provision and product order without having an office in the P.R.C.

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Intellectual Property


What foreign companies need to know about the Chinese law! The following article explains the Chinese legal framework and points out what you should know as a foreign company to secure your intellectual property appropriately in the long run.

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VAT in China Part 4


VAT exemption for intercompany contracts When a foreign invested company in China is lacking on money, the foreign headquarter often would like to transfer cash in order to keep the liquidity. However, what sounds like an easy bank transfer in reality turns out as a complex subject. In the following we will introduce three possibilities […]

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VAT in China Part 2


Same as for the EU, in China apart of the selling of products, the import of products is also subject to VAT. In opposite to the normal VAT this so called Importation VAT is an excise tax which is subject to the custom tax law. Therefor it is gathered by the Chinese customs bureau and […]

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