Category: China

China business: Shanghai issues one-off subsidies for COVID-19 control and prevention enterprises and enterprises severely affected by the epidemic

On 20 March, the Municipal Economic and Information Commission and the Municipal Finance Bureau of Shanghai Municipality issued a subsidy to support epidemic prevention and control enterprises who resumed work during the Chinese Spring Festival and those enterprises within industries severely affected by the coronavirus epidemic. Epidemic prevention and control enterprises During the Chinese Spring…

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Horizons consultants participate in webinar to advise China foreign-invested businesses on mitigating problems brought on by COVID-19

On 9 March Horizons Corporate Advisory partner Lucia Netti and Pier-Domenico Peirone of Pathways (Shanghai) Co Ltd (Horizons Group) participated in a webinar on the impact the COVID-19 epidemic is having on companies and international trade. The webinar was organised by Confindustria Bergamo, an Italian management consulting company. During the webinar, Ms. Netti and Mr.…

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Your Chinese visa during the coronavirus epidemic (UPDATED 12 Mar): further measures to fast-track and streamline visas and residence permits; foreign nationals eligible for automatic two-month extension; how to renew Shanghai work and residence permits

Further measures put in place to fast-track and streamline visas and residence permits Recently, China’s National Immigration Administration announced Ten Measures to Assist the Epidemic Prevention and Control and Serve the Economy and People’s Livelihood (“Measures”). Primarily, the Measures serve to fast-track and streamline visa and residence permits to ensure exit and entry channels support…

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What China employers should know about salary obligations during the coronavirus crisis

The outbreak of the coronavirus in China has resulted in a number of national and local government measures to tackle the virus and address its related effects on society, including the normal operation of businesses.  For domestic enterprises, salary payment mandates for employees who are affected by such prevention and control measures are established in…

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China coronavirus outbreak: what foreign enterprises in Shanghai need to know regarding HR obligations

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared the novel (new) coronavirus (named “2019-nCoV”) outbreak in China as meeting the criteria for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remarked the declaration was made not based on China’s response to the outbreak, but…

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