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China Visa update: China opens borders to select foreign nationals from 36 European countries

Effective from 12 August 2020, the People’s Republic of China in cooperation with select European countries have jointly adopted a policy for foreign nationals to return to work in China (“Policy”). The change was announced via the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Denmark on 10 August under the heading Visa Facilitation for…

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Under the direction of Premier Li, China sets actions to strengthen its business environment

Over the years, China’s governmental procedures for the incorporation of companies and corporate administration have been simplified to accelerate and strengthen doing business in China. Despite the onslaught of COVID-19 and its economic effects, the objective of optimising the business environment for both domestic and foreign companies in China remains unchanged. If fact, the State…

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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economic recovery phrase, restrictive measures to prevent coronavirus clusters in the workplace are gradually being rescinded.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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