In Practice: New Rules for Expatriate Work Permits

In late 2016, China introduced a new classification system for expats that want to work in China. The system categorizes foreign applicants into three categories (A, B and C), and established a point system with points awarded for various qualifications including age,...

Overseas Employment in China: New Rules on Secondment

Over the past few years, Chinese tax authorities have been focusing increasingly on secondment (also referred to as dispatchment) arrangements of foreign companies in China. Under a secondment arrangement a foreign company assigns a foreign manager to its Chinese...

Companies Targeted for Illegally Hiring Foreign Interns

In recent weeks, several of our clients in Shanghai were raided by the local Public Security Bureau (“PSB”, China’s police). The PSB was looking for evidence of these companies hiring foreigners or foreign interns without the proper papers. Chinese laws...