China and Compliance: Reviewing your Employment Situation

1.           Introduction Often, foreign invested businesses in China seem to be unaware of the compliance requirements in the PRC. They think that they can let their employers work whenever they feel it is necessary and that they can hire and fire at will. To be...

Retail Alternative: How to Establish a Franchise in China

1.           Introduction Franchising is a popular business model used extensively in China as well as the rest of the world by many international retailers and brands to achieve business success. This article explores how to establish a franchise in China while...

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,...