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China business: to combat the coronavirus and head off economic insecurities, government takes action by implementing supportive financial and tax measures for businesses

An updated version of this post appears here. In China’s battle against the coronavirus epidemic, the nation is striving to contain the spread of the virus. Many provincial and municipal governments across China have issued first-level emergency responses to enable emergency measures in combating the epidemic. For enterprises across China, such measures are directly impacting…

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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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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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