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Structuring a Salary Package in China

Structuring a Salary Package in China

The structure of a salary package payable for each position in a China-based company should be given careful consideration. Certain employees need to be incentivized, while other roles require a more fixed form of salary. Furthermore, the employer should consider the amount of income tax that will be payable by...

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China’s ‘One Window, One Form’ to Streamline Foreign Business Registration

China’s ‘One Window, One Form’ to Streamline Foreign ...

China will implement a “One Window, One Form” policy for registering foreign-funded enterprises, according to a recently released circular. The circular, which was issued jointly by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), will be implemented nationally...

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New Zealand to resume exports of casings to China

New Zealand to resume exports of casings to China

New Zealand’s exports in semi-processed casings are set to resume in the next few weeks following successful talks between New Zealand and China, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced on 8 November.  Semi-processed casings are thin tubular cases used as sausage skins.“The Ministry for Primary...

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CHINA – Why? What? How can I play my part?

CHINA – Why? What? How can I play my part?

In this article, NZCTA member and China consultant, Sabrina Douglas-Jones touches on what it takes to be part of the world's most dynamic and arguably largest marketplace: CHINA. She shares her views on going about business in China.A few words about myself: Originally from Germany, I lived and worked in China for almost a...

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Information about China's Cybersecurity Law

Information about China's Cybersecurity Law

China’s Cybersecurity Law came into effect on 1 June. It aims to protect China’s national security – the definition of which extends to maintaining territorial integrity, social and economic stability, and the public order.It regulates how organisations and businesses should protect digital information,...

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Is China on your digital innovation radar

Is China on your digital innovation radar

When you think of China, do you immediately think of digital innovation? Or do you only think of a giant economy pumping out low-cost goods? In the West, we’re often still guilty of ‘lagged thinking’ about China. Our view of China today is influenced by the images we have about China from 5 or 10 years ago....

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Updated China-NZ Tax Agreement to be Progressed

Updated China-NZ Tax Agreement to be Progressed

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has welcomed a second round of negotiations between China and New Zealand tax officials aimed at updating the current double tax agreement signed between the two countries in 1986. “The aim is to agree a new treaty, adopting modern treaty language and concepts, including agreed measures...

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Why China's local brands outsmart foreign food companies

Why China's local brands outsmart foreign food companies

Mark Tanner identifies four reasons why Chinese F&B brands are outsmarting foreign brands simply by better understanding local consumer needs.  In 2008 six Chinese babies died and 300,000 fell ill or were hospitalized following a milk scandal involving 22 Chinese infant formula producers. The producers added the...

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China FTA upgrade talks began in April

China FTA upgrade talks began in April

New Zealand and China began talks on an upgrade of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries on April 25.Prime Minister Bill English made the announcement following his official talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Wellington in late March.“The FTA with China has been an enormous success,” Mr English...

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Launch of negotiations to upgrade China FTA announced

Launch of negotiations to upgrade China FTA announced

Former Prime Minister John Key announced on 21 November the launch of negotiations to upgrade the New Zealand - China Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The announcement followed a meeting with Trade Minister Todd McClay and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng at the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru.  Mr Key and President Xi...

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China: introduction of new e-Commerce rules further postponed until end of 2017

China: introduction of new e-Commerce rules further ...

As approved by the State Council, as of 11 May 2016, the cross-border e-commerce retail import supervision period would have a one-year transition period. During the transition period, "bonded imports" entering the bonded zones in the ten cities including Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou,...

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Welcome to Chengdu, China’s best kept secret

Welcome to Chengdu, China’s best kept secret

Gavin Crombie lifts the lid on a business market in China that's been flying under the radar and is rife with opportunity for New Zealand exporters. Choosing where to take your product or service to market is always a hard decision. With an immense world out there beckoning, it is often a matter of weighing up resource...

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