Tag: china

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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Your Chinese visa during the coronavirus epidemic (UPDATED 12 Mar): further measures to fast-track and streamline visas and residence permits; foreign nationals eligible for automatic two-month extension; how to renew Shanghai work and residence permits

Further measures put in place to fast-track and streamline visas and residence permits Recently, China’s National Immigration Administration announced Ten Measures to Assist the Epidemic Prevention and Control and Serve the Economy and People’s Livelihood (“Measures”). Primarily, the Measures serve to fast-track and streamline visa and residence permits to ensure exit and entry channels support…

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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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