The Know How

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Terminating an Employee in China (Part 2)

Heightened pressure in China’s labor market means that employers are commonly required to terminate employees to optimize their business operations. Legally speaking, however, this is by no means an easy

End of the Line: Terminating an Employee in China (Part 1)

Heightened pressure in China’s labor market means that employers are commonly required to terminate employees to optimize business operations. Legally speaking, this is by no means easy, especially under the

Golden Years: The Coming Investment Boom in China’s Elderly Care Industry

Today, there are more than 200 million senior citizens in China. Fifty percent of them are “empty-nesters” living alone in rural areas, and more than 30 million are disabled. Meanwhile,

Trade Fairs Before, During, After: Protect Your Intellectual Property

Trade fairs are an excellent opportunity for a business to showcase new products and scout business partners for manufacturing, promotion, and distribution. Unfortunately, in China these exhibitions are commonly a

Rising Manufacturing Costs: Challenges and Opportunities

The recent decades of China’s export-driven economic growth has come at the cost of severe pollution to the environment, which has in turn posed a threat to the health of

Chinese Logistics: Where It’s Going, How It’s Getting There

China, the world’s second largest economy and third largest country by area, is experiencing insatiable demand for transportation and logistics services. Dedicated service providers are struggling to keep up, causing

Run with the Money: Repatriating Cash from China

For foreign companies with subsidiaries in South China, repatriating cash from their China company has always been an important and challenging issue. There are several ways of repatriating cash from

Labor Disputes: Don’t Be the next Yue Yuen

A recent labor strike caused by disputes over welfare payments for employees at Yue Yuen Industrial, a shoe manufacturer in Dongguan, has again put a spotlight on labor disputes in

Dongguan Business: A Regulatory Briefing

Policies for Cultural Enterprises On April 2, the State Council released the regulations aimed at supporting the development of cultural enterprises. Preferential business tax (BT) will replace preferential value-added tax

Minimizing the Risk: Falsely Issued Invoices in China

In June of last year, news broke that China’s official import and export totals had been grossly inflated via invoice fraud, with actual estimates half those of official figures. In