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Briefing’s online Doing Business guide provides you with searchable data, guidance regulatory updates and deeper insights and explanations about why and how to do business in China. Navigate or search our robust up-to-date library of articles, factsheets, news articles, as well as events, videos and interviews about the issues that affect business opportunity in Asia’s largest economy.

Setting up and Operating in

Setting up and operating in requires a vigilant understanding of its rapidly changing landscape, and open but regulated and process-oriented environments. Stay up to date on the best ways to set up and structure your business, how to manage VAT, optimize taxes, and pay IIT, and learn about hiring, HR and payroll, across ’s vast and highly differentiated regional areas.

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Insights from On-the-Ground Contributors

  • In the past 40 years since China’s reform and opening up, the country has implemented a series of preferential tax policies to attract a large number of foreign investments. Dezan Shira’s doing business portal aims to help companies develop a well-rounded business understanding of the country so companies can leverage the opportunities present in China.
    Sabrina Zhang Partner, Beijing Office
  • Beijing is determined to attract investors by relaxing market access restrictions and continuously introducing improvements to the business and regulatory environment. With the Foreign Investment Law coming into force, together with revised Negative Lists, as well as other tax, finance, reporting and compliance reforms, foreign investors are playing on more even ground with domestic competitors.
    Alberto Vettoretti Managing Partner Hong Kong Office
  • The nuances of doing business in China are many and varied. Businesses expanding to or setting up in this market must be aware of the challenges that come along with the opportunities. The tax and accounting laws can vary significantly from the west and taking expert advice is recommended.
    Adam Livermore Partner, Dalian Office

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