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Economy & Trade

Interest Rate Hikes in the US and Eurozone, RMB Depreciation, and the Implications

10/03/2022

We discuss the economic performance of the US, Eurozone, and China, assess their macroeconomic policies, and implications for investors.

China Coronavirus Updates: Latest Developments and Business Advisory

09/30/2022

Our daily updates on the latest events as they occur, together with ongoing advisory on how best to manage your China business exposure during COVID-19.

China’s Economic Roundup for August 2022

09/28/2022

We discuss China’s economic indicators for August, headwinds that challenge long-term growth, and ongoing government support measures.

Belt And Road Weekly Investor Intelligence #100  

09/27/2022

China has continued to attract foreign investment, and is focused on its energy sectors, including gas and electric mobility. More from the BRI this week....

US-China Relations in the Biden-Era: A Timeline

09/27/2022

Timeline tracking key developments affecting US-China bilateral trade and business engagement under the Joe Biden administration.

EU Chamber in China Releases Position Paper for 2022/23

09/26/2022

European businesses are concerned about China’s business environment but remain optimistic about the country’s long-term prospects.

Tax & Accounting

What Are the Tax Incentives in China to Encourage Technology Innovation? (updated)

09/28/2022

We list major tax incentives in China to encourage technology innovation and share guidance on how to tap benefits listed in various preferential policies.

Hainan Free Trade Port’s New Preferential Tax Policies: How do They Apply (updated)

09/28/2022

Hainan Free Trade Port’s incentives include lower corporate and income tax rates for qualified entities between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2024.

Eldercare and Childcare in China: New Supportive Measures

09/13/2022

We discuss policy measures for the eldercare and childcare industries in China to ease economic hardships for socially important businesses.

China’s Tax, Investment, and Trade Agreements with Countries in the Middle East

09/06/2022

We look at the China-Middle East tax, investment, and trade agreements that help foster collaboration and business activity.

Tax Liabilities for Equity Transfer in China: An Introduction

09/02/2022

We provide a general introduction of the tax liabilities of individual shareholders and corporate shareholders in equity transfer in China.

Hong Kong’s Tax, Investment, and Trade Agreements with Countries in the Middle East 

08/30/2022

Hong Kong is deepening cooperation with Middle Eastern countries through tax, trade, and investment treaties. Here's what investors need to know.

Legal & Regulatory

Hong Kong Lifts Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for Inbound Travelers - What to Know Before You Go

09/30/2022

Hong Kong has lifted hotel quarantine for all inbound travelers - we explain the new rules for testing and self-monitoring.

China Releases Measures for Management of Veterinary Institutions

09/27/2022

New measures regulating China veterinary institutions will help to standardize and improve quality of care for pets and owners.

China Travel Restrictions 2021/2022: An Explainer (Updated)

09/26/2022

The latest China travel restrictions, including flights to China, Chinese visas, China entry requirements during Covid, and current China quarantine rules.

China Solicits Opinions on Amendment to Cybersecurity Law 

09/20/2022

Amendments to the China Cybersecurity Law raise headline fines for violations and make the law more consistent with other regulations.

How to Define a Business Scope in China and the UK?

09/16/2022

In our latest episode, our experts discuss best practices and key market differences in China and the UK when defining the business scope.

Renegotiating the Terms of Your Joint Venture in China

09/09/2022

Renegotiating terms of the joint venture is not common, but we discuss which considerations can require parties to revisit the contract.

Industries

China’s Market for Perfumes and Fragrances

09/29/2022

To achieve economic success in the high-opportunity Chinese perfume market, we discuss how firms can build distinct advantages and cater to key consumer groups.

China Considers Extending its EV Subsidies to 2023 (updated)

09/29/2022

China EV subsidies could be extended if the government considers it necessary to stimulate the market, besides tackling slow growth in the auto industry.

China's Yacht Market: Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Players (updated)

09/29/2022

China's yacht market appears well-positioned to become a prominent one, with the country's 14,484km-long coastline and a new class of millionaires.

China Resumes License Approval: What's Next for its Gaming Industry? (updated)

09/29/2022

As China resumes issuing gaming license approval, its regulatory control has not loosened. We comment on recent developments affecting the gaming industry.

China’s First Ever Private Pension Scheme - What You Need to Know

09/29/2022

Beijing has announced a new private pension scheme to better serve the rapidly aging society, opening up new opportunities in the China pension market.

The Low-Code/No-Code Industry in China: Opportunities for Foreign Investors

09/21/2022

China’s low-code/no-code market is the fastest growing worldwide and projected to reach US$1.4 billion by 2024. We discuss the appeal for investors.

HR & Payroll

China’s First Ever Private Pension Scheme - What You Need to Know

09/29/2022

Beijing has announced a new private pension scheme to better serve the rapidly aging society, opening up new opportunities in the China pension market.

China Travel Restrictions 2021/2022: An Explainer (Updated)

09/26/2022

The latest China travel restrictions, including flights to China, Chinese visas, China entry requirements during Covid, and current China quarantine rules.

China’s Hukou Reform: Zhengzhou Could Become First Megacity to Relax Hukou Restrictions 

09/23/2022

Zhengzhou may become the first Chinese megacity to declare a ‘zero threshold’ for hukou registration. 

What Content Should Be Included in All Employment Contracts in China and the UK?

09/16/2022

Our second episode highlights the key content that should be included in all employment contracts in China and the UK.

How Can a Company in China Legally Collect Employee Personal Information?

09/15/2022

We discuss the legal basis for companies in China collecting staff personal information as well as best practices to ensure compliance.

Drafting a Contract of Employment in China and the UK (Minimum Requirements)

09/07/2022

Our latest video in the series focuses on contractual considerations while hiring in China and the UK. 

Technology

China Launches Digital Yuan App - All You Need to Know

09/22/2022

The digital yuan app is now available for download in select cities in China. We explain how it works, who can use it to pay with e-CNY, and much more.

The Low-Code/No-Code Industry in China: Opportunities for Foreign Investors

09/21/2022

China’s low-code/no-code market is the fastest growing worldwide and projected to reach US$1.4 billion by 2024. We discuss the appeal for investors.

China Solicits Opinions on Amendment to Cybersecurity Law 

09/20/2022

Amendments to the China Cybersecurity Law raise headline fines for violations and make the law more consistent with other regulations.

How Can a Company in China Legally Collect Employee Personal Information?

09/15/2022

We discuss the legal basis for companies in China collecting staff personal information as well as best practices to ensure compliance.

China’s Livestream Industry: Market Growth, Regulation, Enabling Technology, and Business Strategies

09/01/2022

We discuss why livestreaming is becoming an important brand and sales strategy for businesses in China.

E-Invoicing in China 2022: Expansion of the Fully Digitalized E-Fapiao Program

08/25/2022

We discuss the expansion of e-invoicing in China as the digital e-fapiao program widens its pilot roll-out with unique features.

Our firm Dezan Shira & Associates provides legal, tax and operational advisory across Asia.
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