Author: Horizons

Select foreign nationals are green-lighted for fast-track channels to return to China for work purposes: Koreans, Japanese, Singaporeans, Germans, French, British, Swiss and Italians are now eligible

More than two months after the 28 March announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the temporary suspension of all foreign nationals entering China, large numbers of foreigners holding work visas have been stuck in limbo waiting to re-enter the country. With the latter situation, there has been great interest in news stories about…

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Are you an employer in Hong Kong? Apply for the ESS wage subsidy before the 14 June deadline

On 8 April the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced the Employment Support Scheme ("ESS") to help employers retain employees and avoid redundancies. ESS is a time-limited governmental wage subsidy qualifying companies in Hong Kong with a monthly cap of 9,000 HKD per employee. ESS payment is made in two tranches, the first…

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China business: 5 tips to help your foreign-invested company recover faster from COVID-19

As China moves through its COVID-19 economic recovery phrase, restrictive measures to prevent coronavirus clusters in the workplace are gradually being rescinded. Nonetheless, many companies continue to struggle to get back on their feet. At Horizons, we are successfully helping companies implement corporate solutions based on our four pillars COVID-19 crisis service strategy that helps…

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Here are 4 reasons to launch your business in China in 2020

On 20 May 2020, Horizons, in partnership with Digital Crew, will host a webinar on Launching Your Business in China. The one-hour event will begin at 9am Rome, 3pm Shanghai, 5pm Sydney (+07:00 GMT[DP1] ). Featured will be Horizons regional partner Lucia Netti, who will be sharing her expertise on establishing the right legal framework for businesses…

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Horizons answers your current questions about China visas and residence permits relating to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Horizons consultants have been advising foreign nationals who are working or residing in China regarding visa and residence permit issues. In particular, many questions have arisen associated with the automatic visa/residence permit extension effective from 27 February and the temporary entry ban of all foreign nationals effective from 28 March. One…

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