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Economy & Trade

Mainland China to Fully Resume Travel with Hong Kong and Macao

02/03/2023

China is to fully resume travel with Hong Kong and Macao starting February 6, 2023. We look at the supporting measures.

US-China Relations in the Biden Era: A Timeline

02/03/2023

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

China Coronavirus Updates: Latest Developments and Business Advisory

02/03/2023

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.

2023 Chinese Visa Application Guidelines

02/01/2023

From January 8, 2023, China resumed the issuance of passports for Chinese citizens, ordinary visas and residence permits for foreigners, as well as tourist visa exemption for short-term travelers.

02/01/2023

Tax & Accounting

China’s New Draft VAT Law - How is it Different from Previous Tax Regulations?

01/31/2023

The new draft version of the China VAT law makes some major changes to existing tax regulation. Here's how it could impact businesses.

E-Invoicing in China 2023: Expansion of the Fully Digitalized E-Fapiao Program (Updated)

01/31/2023

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

China to Extend Preferential Individual Income Tax Policies

01/24/2023

China has announced the extension of several preferential individual income tax policies for resident taxpayers to boost capital market liberalization and corporate innovation.

China Clarifies 2023 VAT Incentives for Small-Scale Taxpayers and Lifestyle and Production Oriented Services

01/10/2023

China has announced 2023 VAT incentives for small-scale taxpayers and production oriented and lifestyle service industries. Here's what businesses need to know.

China Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines for 2023

01/04/2023

Businesses operating in China are suggested to pay attention to the tax filing and payment deadlines for 2023 to avoid late payment penalties and tax credit downgrading.

A Quick Guide to Accounting and Audit in China 2023 – New Publication from China Briefing

11/11/2022

In A Quick Guide to Accounting and Audit in China 2023, we walk foreign businesses through the annual audit and compliance process in China from start to finish.

Legal & Regulatory

China’s Company Law - How the New Draft Revisions Could Impact Businesses

02/02/2023

A new round of amendments to the China Company Law seeks to optimize the business environment in China. Here's what companies need to know.

China has a New Plan to Strengthen its Data Economy

01/23/2023

A new set of guidelines provides details on building basic data systems in China. We explain their significance for foreign investment.

Key Considerations for Foreign Equity Investment in China

01/16/2023

We provide in-depth analysis and practical advice for foreign investors who engage in foreign equity investment in China.

New Certification Standards for Cross-Border Processing of Personal Information

01/09/2023

China's new standards for cross-border personal information certification clarify the obligations of companies and certification agencies.

10 New Laws Starting January 1 That May Affect Your Business in China

01/03/2023

We list 10 new laws and regulations that may impact business operations in China, expand market access, and regulate industries – starting January 1, 2023.

UPDATE: Finalized China Data Protection Measures for Industrial and Telecom Companies Released

12/29/2022

China's MIIT released the final version of the Measures for Data Security Management in the Field of Industry and Information Technology after two rounds of public comments. The document will come into force on January 1, 2023.

Industries

China’s Winter Sports Market: Outlook and Opportunities for Foreign Players

01/26/2023

China's winter sports market has rapidly recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by growing demand and targeted government policies.

China’s Beer Market: Outlook and Opportunities

01/13/2023

There is a huge demand for beer in China. We look at the competition, structure, product diversification, and latest trends in China's beer market.

5 Key Industries to Watch in China in 2023

01/12/2023

We discuss five key Chinese industries with the potential for rapid growth in 2023

China’s Coffee Market: Production, Consumption, and Investor Prospects

12/13/2022

Foreign investors can take advantage of China's favorable coffee market conditions besides the government support for industry expansion.

China’s Lithium-Ion Battery Industry - Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges

11/30/2022

China's lithium battery industry is booming, but supply chain challenges may stymie growth. New measures seek to rebalance development.

China’s Sportswear Market: Opportunities and Challenges for Foreign Players

11/21/2022

Sportswear retailers have turned their attention to China, and for good reasons. We discuss prospects for foreign brands.

HR & Payroll

Mainland China to Fully Resume Travel with Hong Kong and Macao

02/03/2023

China is to fully resume travel with Hong Kong and Macao starting February 6, 2023. We look at the supporting measures.

China to Extend Preferential Individual Income Tax Policies

01/24/2023

China has announced the extension of several preferential individual income tax policies for resident taxpayers to boost capital market liberalization and corporate innovation.

Chinese New Year 2023 - Travel, Consumption, and Post-COVID Recovery

01/18/2023

Chinese New Year 2023 will be the first time in three years many people can travel, but will the lifting of COVID restrictions really bring a rebound in travel and consumption?

How Will the Downgrade of COVID-19 to a Class B Infection Affect Companies’ Employee Management?

01/06/2023

Companies need to update their employee management protocols to cope with the new COVID-19 management rules.

A Guide to Minimum Wages in China in 2023 (Last Updated on January 5, 2023)

01/05/2023

We offer a guide to the minimum wage levels in Mainland China and discuss how labor costs are affected by changes to the minimum wage levels.

From Zero-COVID to Living with COVID - What the Pivot Means for Businesses in China

12/16/2022

With China shifting from "zero-COVID" to "living with COVID", it's important for businesses to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spreading within their workforce. 

Technology

US-China Relations in the Biden Era: A Timeline

02/03/2023

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

E-Invoicing in China 2023: Expansion of the Fully Digitalized E-Fapiao Program (Updated)

01/31/2023

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

China has a New Plan to Strengthen its Data Economy

01/23/2023

A new set of guidelines provides details on building basic data systems in China. We explain their significance for foreign investment.

New Certification Standards for Cross-Border Processing of Personal Information

01/09/2023

China's new standards for cross-border personal information certification clarify the obligations of companies and certification agencies.

UPDATE: Finalized China Data Protection Measures for Industrial and Telecom Companies Released

12/29/2022

China's MIIT released the final version of the Measures for Data Security Management in the Field of Industry and Information Technology after two rounds of public comments. The document will come into force on January 1, 2023.

China to Regulate Deep Synthesis (Deepfake) Technology Starting 2023

12/20/2022

China's regulation of deep synthesis (deepfake) technology and services comes in effect January 10, 2023. We discuss the impact for business.

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