Category: China

China business: corporate seals explained

In practice, the corporate governance of a company in China is established in the utilisation of a company’s corporate seals and company seal policies. The corporate seal, often called a "chop", represents an unlimited power of attorney vested in the holder of the corporate seal(s). Once the seal is affixed to a document, the company…

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In the workplace: the importance of your employee handbook

Clear, legitimate and consistent internal company policies are an essential aspect of employee management tools in China. Whilst the labour contract governs the labour relationship between the employee and employer, the internal company policy establishes fundamental provisions to manage the daily routine, responsibilities and obligations of the employees. In practise, the internal company policies are…

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Horizons hosts China Collaborative Group (CCG) advisors for Chinese corporate and tax law workshop

CCG in Suzhou. Recently, Horizons hosted members of the China Collaborative Group (CCG) in Shanghai for a four-day workshop focused on Chinese corporate law and tax law knowledge. The programme was the second round of training for CCG members to learn the ins-and-outs of Chinese corporate legal and tax matters, as well as gain some…

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Sino-Foreign Joint Ventures: Making business partnerships work in China

Foreign business seeking to enter the Chinese market may prefer, or even find it in their best interests, to collaborate with a local partner. Commonly, foreign businesses able to accelerate the growth of their services or goods in China do so with a local partner who has established a market presence. In this manner, the…

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