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Don’t get caught with your guard down — global data protection is a serious matter for foreign-invested businesses operating in China

In global business, the obligation to protect valuable data is paramount for enterprises.  This month marks the third anniversary of the Cybersecurity Law of the People's Republic of China (CSL). Equally, last month was the second anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR). Since the implementation of these measures, enforcement of both has continued…

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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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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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