Author: Horizons

China’s ‘One Window, One Form’ policy for business registration in full swing

On 28 February 2018, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC) jointly announced the circular (letter of notice) on the implementation of  ‘One Window, One Form’ Business Registration Filing for Foreign Invested Entities. The circular follows from the 19th People’s Congress plan to further optimise foreign direct investment environment,…

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China’s new Tobacco Tax Law comes into effect 1 July with emphasis on reducing the detrimental effects of smoking on society

In past years, the Chinese government has taken several steps to curb the impact of smoking. China is home to more than 300 million smokers consuming more than one-third of the world’s cigarettes. What’s more, an estimated 740 million are exposed to second-and smoke. The detrimental impact of smoking on physical health and well-being, as…

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The Belt and Road Initiative moves into Latin America with China-LAC Santiago Declaration

During the first quarter of 2018, China announced the introduction its Belt and Road initiative in Latin America. This announcement serves to deepen economic and financial cooperation between China and countries where the United States has traditionally had a heavy influence. The declaration, known as the Santiago Declaration, calls for bolstering trade and taking action…

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