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City Spotlight: High-Tech Developments in Jiaxing

Jiaxing's local government has identified 'new energy', 'new materials', and 'energy efficiency and environment protection' as the core of shifting away from heavier manufacturing. In this article, we look at the city's economy, investment trends, development zones, and the advantages of setting up operations in the city.

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Asia Investment Brief: Trade Mark Rules in India, Setting Up an RO in Russia, and Agriculture in Vietnam

In this week's Asia Investment Brief, we examine Thailand's automotive industry, trade mark rules in India, government plans for Indonesia's mining sector, setting up an RO in Russia, and opportunities in Vietnamese agriculture.

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New Online Employment Visa Application Debuted in Shanghai

On March 25, 2017, a new unified employment permit will be piloted in Shanghai. Replacing the previous foreign expert license and foreign expert certificate, applicants can now apply online for the new permit.

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Hong Kong Announces Changes to Beneficial Ownership Regime

By 2018, companies incorporated in Hong Kong may need to identify their beneficial owners and register with the Hong Kong Companies Registrars. Here, we explore the definition of beneficial owner, the implications for registering people of significant control, and present a case study to fully understand corporate structure interpretations.

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Changing Tastes: China’s Imported Wine Industry

638 million liters of wine were imported into China in 2016, and the country is set to come the world’s second largest wine market by 2020. In this article, we discuss China's import wine industry and the challenges different retail channels pose for foreign importers.

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China Market Watch: Marine Product Equal 9.5 Percent of GDP, Made in China 2025 Initiative Focuses on R&D

In this week's China Market Watch, we look at how China's marine produce accounted for 9.5 percent of GDP in 2016, that the Made in China 2025 initiative should focus on improved R&D, how the online healthcare industry still needs real medical facilities, and China's second cut to domestic oil retail prices.

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Withholding Tax in China

Corporate withholding tax is levied on the income of foreign enterprises that do not have a physical establishment in China, but provide services to China-based businesses. In this article, we provide an overview of withholding tax in China, what income types are subject to it, and the updated tax rates for dividends under tax treaties.

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Asia Investment Brief: IPOs in India, Manufacturing Locations in Indonesia, and Foreign Trademarks in Russia

In this week's Asia Investment Brief, we look at the Philippines' economic and social background, oversubscribed IPOs in India, locations for manufacturing in Indonesia, registering foreign trademarks in Russia, and annual tax finalization and remittance compliance considerations in vietnam.

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China’s New Cybersecurity Law to be Implemented on June 1

China's sweeping new cybersecurity law is set to come into effect on June 1. Learn about the contents of the new law, and what steps foreign investors can take to comply with the new regulations.

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LGBTQ+ in the Chinese Workplace: Fostering an Inclusive Environment

As awareness of LGBTQ+ issues in China rises, employers are facing newfound scrutiny over their treatment of sexual minorities. Here, we examine the experiences of LGBTQ+ employees in Chinese workplaces, and steps employers can take to develop inclusive work environments.

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