Recent news

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

China: Companies take precautions to protect staff against virus risk

Companies around the world have been taking precautions to protect staff against virus risk …

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China: Cities and institutions seek to ease financial pressure

Several major cities and institutions have moved quickly to ease the financial burden on businesses at this difficult time …

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China: Work-related injury insurance & unemployment insurance benefits

The monthly work-related injury insurance benefits in Guangdong Province have now increased to between 324RMB (US$47) and 390RMB (US$57) – depending on their level of disability …

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China: Employment rate of disabled persons in Beijing

There are currently 183,000 disabled persons of working age in the state capital Beijing, of which 131,000 are employed …

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China: Mainland social insurance now covers HK, Macao, Taiwan residents

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan (HMT) residents who work, study or live on the Chinese mainland are now eligible for the state national social insurance scheme …

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China: 20 days’ minimum paid leave for looking after ageing parents in Xi’an province

With effect from the 1st of May 2020, those employees who are “only children” in Xi’an province will have the right to an extra 20 days’ minimum paid leave per year to look after ageing parents …

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China: Shandong introduces new policies for foreign talents

According to the Measures to Facilitate Foreigners, high-calibre foreign workers do not need to apply for work permits and residence permits anymore to work in Shandong, an eastern Chinese province on the Yellow Sea …

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China: 500 yuan fine for being late for work in Sohu

Employees at Sohu Inc – a Chinese Internet company – are now required to be compliant with new company working time rules …

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China: Paid nursing leave can be taken for up to 20 days starting from May in Xi’an

With effect from the 1st of May, 2020, those employees who are “only-children” in Xi’an province will have the right to an extra 20 days minimum paid leave per year to look after aging parents …

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China: Mandatory face scans for mobile users

It is now a legal requirement for purchasers of SIM cards to have a prior full face scan …

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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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