Coronavirus: Alarms & Opportunity for China Sourcing; Wuhan aftermath!

Coronavirus: Alarms & Opportunity for China Sourcing; Wuhan aftermath! The Coronavirus appears to have slowed down significantly with factories and the manufacturing infrastructure coming back online. Cautious optimism post Coronavirus. In today’s blog post, I’d like to look at the Coronavirus in terms of its impact specifically on the China sourcing industry.  For example, if…

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Force Majeure - Business Advisory Services |

How a Business Advisor can complement Legal Counsel Having both a local Chinese Lawyer and an International Business Advisor can complement your Legal team to not only save you money, but also offer deeper insight than hiring just one or the other. Force Majeure – a clause found in a contract to remove liability for…

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Doing Business in China: Social & Regulatory Compliance: Strategies & Templates Doing Business in China: Social & Regulatory Compliance: Strategies & Templates Doing Business in China: Social & Regulatory Compliance: Strategies & Templates | Code of Conduct & realities … Introduction: (Doing Business in China) In this blog post contains excerpts from a 1 hour…

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China Sourcing: What Are Reasonable Payment Terms? Negotiating Payment Terms: Medium Sized Orders Quality, lead time, price and payment terms. You only get what you are able to negotiate. The following blog post is to give some tips if you find yourself negotiating reasonable payment terms for the first time with a supplier. The target…

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Client writes in to ask about labors laws and how to set up the office hours for his Chinese staff. As this question gets asked a lot, here are some basic points for your reference: Just wondering if I could borrow your brains and experience and get some advice on a decision that’s been on…

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Is it Legal & Safe to Hire a Freelancer in China? Questions & Answers Q: More and more websites (like oDesk.com, Elance.com Freelancer.com) in English and Chinese are connecting international business people w Chinese freelancers to project work on a part time and sometimes full time basis. What do the Chinese HR laws say about this?…

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Right now, small and medium sized entrepreneurs can operate in the P.R.C. more confidently than ever. The Chinese government has committed itself to the protection of foreign partners’ investments, profits and legal rights. These guarantees protect against nationalization and uncompensated takings.  If you want to start a business (aside from merely setting up a representative…

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Choosing Your Business Vehicle: Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (WFOE) usually take the form of limited liability companies and the liability of the foreign investor in respect of the WFOE is limited to the amount of capital it agrees to contribute.  The risk of proceeding with a WFOE structure is that a…

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Doing business in China is not easy. However, a local partner may help you navigate the Chinese business landscape easier. With a good partner you won’t have to worry about most of the headaches that come with the climate. A local partner can help you understand the law of the land, Chinese culture, especially with potential clients…

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How Much Tax Do You Have to Pay? After a long long discussion, Law of the PRC on Individual Income Tax (“IIT Law”) has finally been promulgated at June 30, 2011 and can answer your question of “How Much Tax Do You Have to Pay?”. According to the law, two types of expats should pay…

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