Tag: china

How foreign companies can transition to the digital era of doing business in China

In years past, regulatory procedures for entities in China involved trips to various governmental offices, not to mention extensive paperwork. More recently, administrative procedures have migrated to an online administrative system, which has accelerated the ease of business. Corporate documents and seals, which legally bind a company to a contract or are required for corporate…

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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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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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Horizons answers your current questions about China visas and residence permits relating to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Horizons consultants have been advising foreign nationals who are working or residing in China regarding visa and residence permit issues. In particular, many questions have arisen associated with the automatic visa/residence permit extension effective from 27 February and the temporary entry ban of all foreign nationals effective from 28 March. One…

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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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