Foreign Investment Law of People’s Republic of China

中华人民共和国外商投资法 (2019年3月15日第十三届全国人民代表大会第二次会议通过) Foreign Investment Law of People’s Republic of China (Adopted at the Second Session of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress on March 15, 2019) Translated by Lingyun Gao [Prof of Law, Fudan University]     目    录 Table of Contents 第一章 总  则 Chapter I General Provisions 第二章 投资促进 Chapter II Promotion of Investment 第三章 投资保护 Chapter III Protection […]

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Revised law will improve business environment

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-01-02 21:59 The first day of the year marked further progress in China’s efforts to improve its business environment, with a new Anti-Unfair Competition Law taking effect on Monday. The new law aims to reflect the changed business landscape in the country and address the complaints about the lack of legal clarity […]

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Companies reinvesting profits can get tax break

By Chen Jia and Wang Yanfei | China Daily | Updated: 2017-12-29 07:36 China continues to welcome foreign investment through a temporary exemption of the withholding tax on profits that are reinvested in the country, the Finance Ministry said in a statement released on its website on Thursday. The move will help retain foreign investment […]

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Contracts Negotiation & Signing

For most foreign-invested enterprises in China, business plans and decisions that need to be carried out are heavily relying on the competency and loyalty of its local partner, or their hired management team. For example, if a WFOE wanted to build, develop the China local market for certain brands owned by its mother-company, they probably […]

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Red tape cut for Chinese firms investing abroad

China’s top economic planner yesterday announced new regulations that cut the red tape for domestic companies investing abroad. The new overseas investment rules will come into effect from March 1 next year, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement. It does away with the 2014 provision that required companies to get administrative […]

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China aims to be global trade power

By ZHONG NAN and JING SHUIYU | China Daily | Updated: 2017-12-26 06:03 Further reform and fine-tuning are aimed at reaching goal by 2035 China has set a goal of building itself into a global powerhouse in international trade by 2035 through further reform and fine-tuning of trade structure, including upgrading the quality of goods […]

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Shanghai sees FDI, trade grow

Shanghai’s foreign trade grew steadily in November while foreign direct investment soared, indicating further progress in the opening-up of the city’s economy. FDI in the city soared 150 percent to US$7.52 billion in November to touch a new high this year in both year-on-year growth rate and value, according to Shanghai Statistics Bureau. The number of FDI […]

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Are contracts in China ineffective?

Here are some frequently asked questions that I have received and answered about contracts in China, particularly in dealing with factories. These have been edited for clarity and privacy. Q: I have heard from colleagues in China and Hong Kong that contracts with factories are generally not worth the paper they are written on. Is […]

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What Does A China Business Lawyer (for Foreigners) Do?

Every time I introduce myself as a lawyer, I would be asked, “so what’s your area of expertise?” My simplified answer would be, “foreign-related business matters in China.” If they ask for more detail, I would tell them that my team and I provide consultancy to foreign investors and help resolve any disputes they may […]

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对外直接投资法律尽职调查

2017年起,境外投资项目自皆需要向当地发改局、商务局提交尽职调查报告。

我们已经为上海市、杭州市、天津市等地区的多个境外投资项目完成了尽职调查报告,并与相关部门负责部门直接沟通,深入了解与把握政府对境外投资项目尽职调查报告的要求,保证尽职调查报告符合发改局、商务局的要求。

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Joint Venture Management

I’m a lawyer by trade, but over the past few years, I found that my team and I would spend over 70% of our time consulting on corporate management issues rather than legal matters. In doing so, we’ve been able to provide better services, both legal and commercial, for our clients as we’re able to […]

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