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Industry Highlights 2018

Retail: Beating the Odds The escalating trade war has sparked fears of a slowdown in Chinese consumer spending. Retail sales have, indeed, grown at a slower pace this year. But “Singles Day”…

2018 in Review and the Year Ahead

2018 has been a challenging year for our international clients in China. A turn for the worse in US-China trade relations weighed down an already slowing Chinese economy, complicated the plans and operations of businesses,…

Webinar: Should I Set Up a WFOE or a Rep Office?

A crucial pre-investment decision you will face when setting up your business in China is: what type of corporate structure should I establish? Should you establish a wholly foreign owned…

Webinar: Where to Set Up in China – Hong Kong, Mainland, or Both?

One of the first questions you’re likely to face when setting up your business in China is: where in China should I establish my business? Given the ease and advantages…

How is the Trade War Affecting the German “Mittelstand”?

The US-China trade war has escalated at a time when foreign businesses already face multiple challenges in China – from sustained cost hikes, to a burdensome “Great Firewall” and ever-tougher environmental…

Income Tax and Social Security Reforms

Two upcoming reforms are causing concern among foreign employees and foreign companies in China: the amended Individual Income Tax (IIT) Law and the reform to China’s social insurance system.  1.Changes to China’s…