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Protecting your labour contract during cross-border disputes between the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Disputes in labour matters involving cross-border elements can add an extra layer of complexity to your business. Specifically, court judgements awarded in one place but requested to be enforced in another place often require re-litigation in the court of the requested place. Customarily, the length of time and costs involved in pursuing multiple litigations could…

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China business: cross-border withholding tax 101 — ‘My company in England provides services to a China-based company. Why is 10% deducted from the service fee?’

Today’s globalised economy enables companies to provide services across the world. Cross-border business to business (B2B) often takes place via email or other digital communications, such as Skype, WeChat or other messaging and talk platforms. What's more, monetary transactions are equally carried out primarily using online banking. All in all, B2B moves fast in the…

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China business: dispatching employees to China — are you in compliance with the latest regulations?

Recently, illegal entry into China, taking up residence and working has been included in the Awards for Reporting Illegal and Criminal Offences Implementing Measures (The Measures) in the southern city of Shenzhen. The Measures were issued by the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau on 16 May 2019. And while they only relate to the municipality…

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CCG launches website — Horizons moves forward with Belt and Road related activities

We're proud to announce that the China Collaborative Group (CCG) has launched its website (www.theccgway.com). CCG is a multicountry association of business, legal and tax advisors of which Horizons is a founding member. The team of advisors — spanning 17 countries and special administrative regions — serves to provide cross-border solutions that help businesses thrive…

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China business: Labour 101 — get it right from the beginning or risk big headaches

Employing, managing and developing employees successfully is crucial to the long-term health and success of a company. Foreign companies operating in China often struggle to successfully maintain good employees and terminate difficult ones due to a lack of cultural understanding and knowledge related to relevant laws, rules and regulations. In this article, we outline the…

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