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China Rep Office Hiring Rules

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Just updated our research regarding China Representative Office rules relating to employees and note the following. Q.  How many foreigners can work for the Rep Office? What is the proper term for referring to these employees? A.  A Rep Office may hire no more than four foreign persons, each of whom is called a representative…. Continue Reading

When In China …. China Labor Law Controls

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Just received an email from a friend stating/asking the following (note that I have changed some elements of the email to strip it of any even potentially identifying information): I am heading off again to work for a few years at our China Rep Office.  My new employment contract with the head office says that… Continue Reading

Quasi-Legal In China. Not The Place You Want To Be.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

This post is essentially a re-running of a post we did at the end of last year. We are re-running it because as China’s economy starts to waver, the Chinese government seems to have stepped up both its tax collection and its closing of illegal foreign businesses another notch. I received two calls just last… Continue Reading

Doing Business In Or With China. Ask Yourself These Questions.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

A consultant friend of mine is leading a very large group of American businesses to China for a big exhibition. He is putting together a short manual for these businesses and he asked me to help put the bug into the ear of these businesses that they should not be ignoring China legal issues.  … Continue Reading

How To Start A China Business — Representative Office

Posted in Basics of China Business Law

I am always saying that for every 100 China WFOEs and Joint Ventures my law firm helps set up in China, it does one representative office. Why so few, when it is generally agreed that representative offices are the easiest type of offices for foreign firms to set up in China? Because the inherent limitations… Continue Reading

How To Form A Representative Office In China.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law

For every roughly 100 China WFOEs and Joint Ventures (total) my firm helps set up in China, it does one Representative Office. Why so few Rep Offices, when it is generally agreed they are the easiest entity for foreigners to form in China? Because the inherent limitations on China Rep Offices mean they seldom make… Continue Reading