The steady rise of domestic wages in China year over year is a statistical reality. A similar increase in wages for foreign workers (expats) has followed a similar pattern but is much harder to quantify because of the variety of perks and incentives that accompany expat compensation that ...
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January 19, 2017INS
Have you been dreaming for some time of taking your business to China? Undoubtedly, it is one of the most interesting markets, but to embark on a new business venture and to ensure its success there are some tips you need to bear in mind. China has a culture that is thousands of years old, based ...
January 17, 2017INS
A Few Things to know before establishing a Joint Venture in China What is a Joint Venture? Before reading about the facts to know before establishing a joint venture in China, it is necessary to understand the nature of a joint venture. A joint venture is a business ...
January 11, 2017INS
The Urban vs Rural Disparity in China The development of China’s territory is defined by a strong imbalance East/West or Urban/Rural. This phenomenon is explained by a strong internal migration of the Chinese population (looking for work) to the Eastern regions. Today there are ...
The Benefits of using Staff Management in China The strong economic growth of China is attracting more and more foreign companies on the territory. However, the administrative procedures to be implemented to achieve can be long and complicated. Often factors such as obtaining a working visa or a business fees relevant ...
The New Chinese Passports Upset its Neighbors Recently, Vietnam and the Philippines have refused to grant visas to Chinese citizens who hold passports of the Middle Kingdom. The reason? China has recently issued new passports that are not in favor of their South ...
The Cost of Labor in China The Chinese economy has entered into a time of transition. The day of China being the “go to” market for cheap labor has come and gone. That doesn’t mean the Chinese economy will shrink. It just means that the international flavor of the manufacturing sector will be shifting more ...
January 4, 2017INS
All you need to know about Chinese Business Etiquette You can avoid additional costs by hiring a consultant or commissioning market research to better understand the cultural differences between the West and Asia and its impact on business: This article will allow you to spend (a ...
December 28, 2016INS
Hiring Foreign Employees in China Hiring foreign workers in China is a complicated process and, as such, requires that you follow a disciplined process to make it happen the right way to keep you in the good graces of the many and sometimes conflicting PRC, provincial and ...
December 28, 2016INS
The Differences between a Representative Offices and a Sales Offices in China When a foreign company is contemplating to enter the Chinese market and expand its business, there are a number of solutions available. Some of the most common solutions include Sales Offices, WOFEs (Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise), Representative Offices, and Joint Ventures. ...
December 26, 2016INS
Common Complexities of Hiring a Foreigner in China It is no surprise that in order to be able to legally work in China, just like any other country, a foreigner will need a valid working visa. China is infamous for its complex visa system ...
December 12, 2016INS
Confidentiality Fees and Non-competition Compensations Under PRC employment law, there are two different compensation fees that are commonly paid by the employer to all employees; the confidentiality fee and non-competition compensation. Since these two compensations are rather similar, it may be difficult to differentiate the two. ...
December 6, 2016INS
How is Working Overtime in China? If you are going to remain in the good graces of the Chinese government and local trade councils, compliance with the PRC Labor Law is your objective. The employee's regulation of working overtime in China is generally thought of as complex. However, under PRC Labor Law and regulations, overtime ...
November 28, 2016INS
Background During recent years, China's workforce has drastically transitioned from a reliance on state-owned enterprises to handling the forces of today's market economy much more independently. Obligations to support sick employees have been transferred to private sectors such as the government's social insurance fund and insurance companies instead of the government directly being in charge ...
November 21, 2016INS
Chinese business law is complicated and dynamic. It’s also subject to times of intense scrutiny as can be seen in the current case of Crown Resorts Ltd. China’s unexpected detention of 18 employees of the Australian operated Crown Resorts LTD is viewed as a warning bell for all other foreign companies operating in China. The scrutiny of how ...
November 15, 2016INS