Category: China

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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The new era of foreign investment in China: insights on FIL reforms and other business trends

In 1978, China opened the door to foreign investment through the Reform and Opening Up policy initiated by Deng Xiaoping. Since then, during the last 40 years of robust economic growth in China, foreign investment policies attaching foreign capital has played an essential and unique role in the modernisation and advancement of China. Currently, we…

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Horizons teams ups with Italy’s AICEC to share and develop effective strategies for the Chinese market

Horizons Corporate Advisory has recently participated in Missione in Cina: Commercialisti e imprese verso i mercati esteri (Delegation in China: Chartered Accountants and Companies Facing Foreign Markets), a multicity event presented by Italy’s AICEC – the Italian Professional Association of Chartered Accountants. The roadshow event included agendas delivered in Italy a few months back and…

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China work visa: what foreign workers need to know about legal employment in China

As of 2019, there are an estimated one-million foreigners working in China. For many foreigners, working in China offers multiple opportunities to expand one’s career, learn Mandarin and acquire valuable cross-cultural skills. While there are numerous work opportunities in China, many foreigners express difficulties and uncertainties in navigating the work visa application process, including the…

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