Background of Free Trade Zones in China

The story of China’s economy since the start of reforms in 1978 has been characterized by reiterated cycles of controlled policy experimentation followed by adjustment.
Deng Xiaoping put it more eloquently when he … Read More

For foreign companies, hiring Chinese nationals can be a good decision business-wise as these employees bring the potential for strong added value in several job functions, for instance in business development, branding, and project management. In addition, many people believe that local employees tend to require less in … Read More

Last week, INS’ CEO Wei Hsu was interviewed by The Huffington Post. Wei explained during the interview the main five ways of establishing a business in China, and, as an expert with more than 10 years of experience in … Read More

This article explains how to structure a salary package for foreign and Chinese workers in China.
In China’s labor market, foreign companies based in the mainland naturally encounter difficulties when implementing their human resources strategy. Especially so when it comes to defining their remuneration practices. While being compliant with … Read More

The economic growth of the People’s Republic of China has significantly slowed down compared to the past few years. Whatsoever, it is still showing positive growth figures and is still on the right way to become the world’s largest economy. The establishment of a WFOE (Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise) … Read More

An Introduction of the Value-Added-Tax (VAT) in China
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VAT is considered as a neutral tax in China that allows businesses to deduct their contributions paid on business-relevant purchases or operations from their own corresponding VAT rate. In China, … Read More

China’s New Work Visa Policy 2017

Last update: June 30th, 2017
China’s new work visa policy implemented by the government will eventually affect all foreigners employed in the Mainland. These new policies are meant to simplify the process and paperwork, and to increase the quality … Read More

When either expanding or starting an overseas business, top among the initial challenges faced by a multinational company will be hiring and managing employees for the foreign-based subsidiary. This applies to both expats and locals on assignment as the majority of … Read More

Perhaps you have recently made your entry into the Chinese market or are planning to do so. This is a new area of tremendous opportunities that you want to take maximum advantage. While your priority right now might be growing your presence in the new market, the truth … Read More

Main Concerns Employers Must Keep in Mind When Terminating an Employment Contract
Regardless of the country or industry, employers face many difficulties and need to make tough decisions. Some of these include organization restructuring, business integration, change of operation mode, enterprise relocation, asset reorganization, etc. … Read More