Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to China as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

China: Campaign to fight against wage defaults

“Malicious wage default” has been classified as a serious crime since 2011 in China …

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China: First online labor and personnel dispute mediation and arbitration platform launched in Zhejiang province

A Labor and Personnel Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Online Platform has been officially launched recently in Zhejiang, an eastern coastal province in China …

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China: Public holidays for 2020 Spring Festival

The Spring Festival in 2020 will kick off the year of the rat and will begin on January 25th …

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China: Six-day visa-free transit policy effective in China’s 27 ports

With effect from December 1st 2019, the cities of Xi’an, Ningbo, Chengdu and Chongqing will be accessible for visiting citizens from 53 countries via a 144-hour (six-day) transit visa, also known as a G visa …

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China: Work-related injury insurance benefits in Jiangxi province

The monthly average work-related injury insurance benefits in Jiangxi province have just increased by between 128 RMB (US$18 …

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China: Ningxia to give 10-day annual parental leave to both parents

With effect from 1st November 2019, both parents with children under 3 years old in Northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region may take 10 days paid parental leave each year …

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China: Monthly disability allowances in Henan and Qinghai province

Monthly work-related injury insurance benefits in Henan province for employees who suffer from work-related injuries have now increased by between 160 RMB (US$22 …

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China: Notice advising local Party organisers to establish Party branches within companies issued

The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee has sent out a notice advising local party organisers to establish Party branches within companies, especially in “new areas” …

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China: New company tracking system

A huge database called the “National Internet + Monitoring System” is being built, which, once completed, will target both individuals and businesses in China …

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China: Workplace exposure limits updated

The National Health Commission has just updated its workplace exposure limits – its first major revision since 2007 …

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China: No smoking at public transport stops, stations in Wuhan

The Congress of the Central Chinese City of Wuhan has issued a new ban on smoking in public places …

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China: Monthly work-related injury insurance benefits in Sichuan and Shandong

The monthly work-related injury insurance benefits in Sichuan province for employees who suffer from Level 1-4 work-related injuries have now increased by 192 RMB (US$26 …

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China: No gender-discriminatory information should be included in job advertisements

Companies in Tianjin – a major port city in northeastern China – should be aware that no gender-discriminatory references should be made in job advertisements …

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China: Economic contraction statistics

It is unusual for China to publish statistics that show economic contraction …

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China: Salaries for the interns

According to a newly released notice from the Ministry of Education, interns in China should receive no less than 80% of the salary of those who are on the probation period and carrying out very similar duties …

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