Setting Up Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises in China (Third Edition)

Published: May 2011

Are you considering investing in China in a manner that allows greater efficiency in management than a joint venture and greater freedom in business activities than a representative office? For these reasons, the popularity of wholly foreign owned enterprises (WFOEs) in China has been steadily increasing in recent years;

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  • No. of Pages: 93 pages
  • ISBN: 978-988-15251-1-6

Are you considering investing in China in a manner that allows greater efficiency in management than a joint venture and greater freedom in business activities than a representative office? For these reasons, the popularity of wholly foreign owned enterprises (WFOEs) in China has been steadily increasing in recent years; accounting for 77.4 percent of total international investment for the first half of 2010, compared to 27 percent in 1995.

This guide provides a practical overview for the international businessman to understand the rules, regulations and management issues regarding establishing a WFOE. 

It is part of a series of books on doing business in China, which cover such topics as setting up joint ventures, tax, IP and many other vital issues for foreign investors in this exciting market. 
 

  1. Devising Your China Investment Strategy
    1. Pre-Investment Considerations
    2. Options Concerning Foreign Investment Vehicles
    3. WFOE Regulatory Issues and Implementing Rules
    4. Encouraged Industry Applications

  2. Structuring Your WFOE
    1. Structuring Manufacturing WFOEs
    2. Foreign Invested Commercial Enterprises
    3. Structuring Service WFOEs
    4. Feasibility Study Reports
    5. Articles of Association (including English language basic draft)
    6. The Application Process
    7. Intellectual Property

  3. WFOE Conversions and Closures
    1. Converting Processing and Assembly Operations (LLJGs) to WFOEs
    2. Converting Joint Ventures to WFOEs
    3. Relocating WFOEs
    4. WFOE Liquidations
    5. Establishing WFOE Branches

  4. Development Zones

  5. Human Resources
    1. Employing Chinese Staff
    2. Employing Expatriate Staff
    3. Good Recruitment Practice
    4. General Conditions and Salaries
    5. Labor Contract Law

  6. China's Business Taxes
    1. Corporate Income Tax
    2. Withholding Tax
    3. Value-added Tax
    4. Business Taxes
    5. Consumption Tax
    6. Audit
    7. Profit Repatriation

  7. Glossary of Terms

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