Business In China Blog

Taxation on a Foreign Enterprise without a Physical Office in China: Are You Obligated to Pay?
  • Posted by: Anna Huang
  • Category: Category: Foreign Direct Investments, Category: Legal Updates
China Corporate Income Tax Law
Foreign enterprises often come across a baffling issue when providing technical or consulting services by dispatching employees to its Chinese partners or affiliates. They are mandated to pay enterprise income tax in China even though they establish no physical office there. This practice triggers great concerns about double taxation. Moreover, a foreign enterprise must settle...
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How To Source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) From China?
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: China 101
(PPE) From China
As the number of global novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, healthcare facilities around the world are struggling with an increasing crush of patients, and are desperately looking for the equipment they need to better protect themselves from catching and spreading the virus. The ongoing pandemic has skyrocketed the global...
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A Silver Lining in A Dark Cloud Under the Compact of Coronavirus – Cross-border Franchising in China
  • Posted by: John Tan
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Foreign Direct Investments
Grow Your Business
First identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread throughout the world within the weeks that followed. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has created arguably the biggest global health crisis since the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, as nearly 2 million COVID-19 cases have been confirmed...
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Impact of Coronavirus on Foreign Investment in China
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Foreign Direct Investments
Impact of Coronavirus on Foreign Investment in China
On March 11, 2020, the Chinese government announced that the number of new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country were falling for the first time since the virus was first identified last year in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. China’s aggressive public health policies to prevent the spread of the virus — the...
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TRADE SHOW ORGANIZER RISKS – HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF IN WAKE OF COVID 19
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: Legal Updates
How to Protect Yourself in wake Of Covid 19
Each year, in the US alone, PwC estimates B2B trade shows is a $14.3 billion market, with that figure growing to $16.8 billion in 2021. All of this now is at risk in wake of the Covid 19 crisis and its aftermath. The lingering question is in the Coronavirus era, can trade show organizers protect...
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Prerequisite to Successful Franchising in China is strong IP !
  • Posted by: John Tan
  • Category: Category: Business In China
Franchising in China
Clients often ask, why do they need to register their trademarks in the People’s Republic of China (Mainland China), and how can they use them in the business? Mainland China adopts the principle of First-To-File instead of the principle of First-To-Use. So, those who file the applications first, may be able to obtain the exclusive rights to their trademarks. However,...
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THE MAGIC OF ARTISTIC WORKS
  • Posted by: John Tan
  • Category: Category: Intellectual Property
Literary and artistic works
“Literary and artistic works” shall include every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain, whatever may be the mode or form of its expression, such as: books, pamphlets and other writings; lectures, addresses, sermons and other works of the same nature; dramatic or dramatico-musical works; choreographic works and entertainments in dumb show; musical compositions with or without...
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How are your contracts affected by the coronavirus?
  • Posted by: Wendy Zhang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Legal Updates
Contract Law of The People’s Republic of China
Local businesses, as well as global companies with significant footprints in China, have temporarily suspended their production, logistics, international service, and other aspects of their operations as they grapple with the widespread disruption brought on by the novel coronavirus 2019 (nCOV-19) outbreak that has derailed commerce in China. This has also spurred companies to review...
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Latest Economic Policies and Incentives of Chinese Government on Fighting Coronavirus Impacts
  • Posted by: Anna Huang
  • Category: Category: Business In China, Category: Legal Updates
Economic Policies and Incentives of Chinese Government on Fighting Coronavirus Impacts
Towards the end of 2019, novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-infected pneumonia started to break out in the sprawling capital of Central China’s Hubei province, Wuhan. In the weeks that followed, Chinese authorities embarked on a crusade against novel coronavirus, as fears of a widespread epidemic nationwide deepened. The extreme measures that China took to keep a tight...
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Applicability of Force Majeure in the Light of Coronavirus Outbreak
  • Posted by: Peter Pang
  • Category: Category: China 101, Category: Legal Updates
Coronavirus Outbreak
A large number of electronics and chemical companies, pharmaceutical firms and those from the manufacturing sector are witnessing obstacles in the supply chain due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The situation has pushed the Chinese companies to withdraw from their contractual responsibilities, and more than 4,800 force majeure certificates have been issued as of...
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