Recent news

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

China: Beijing stops issuing travel permits for mainlanders visiting Taiwan

The Chinese government has stopped issuing individual travel permits for Taiwan to residents in 47 mainland cities …

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China: Work-related injury insurance rate in Shenzhen reduced

The work-related injury insurance rate for employers in Shenzhen – a major city in Guangdong Province – has just been reduced by 50% …

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China: Survey Report Chart of Job Types in eSports Industry

Organized, multiplayer video game competitions, or eSports, are growing rapidly in popularity to become globally a US$1bn business …

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China: Gree: To bear the communication expenses of less than 100 yuan per person per month

All employees of Gree Electric Appliances Inc …

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China: No inquiry shall be made about women’s marital and childbearing status during recruitment

Chinese employers are no longer legally permitted to ask female job candidates about marital status or whether an applicant has children during the recruitment process …

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China: Beijing express delivery industry signs first collective agreement

The first collective agreement has been signed for the Beijing express delivery industry …

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China: Beijing to raise monthly minimum wage from July 1

With effect from the 1st of July 2019, the monthly minimum wage will rise from 2,120 yuan (US$306) to 2,200 (US$317 …

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China: Enterprise employees nationwide work 46.0 hours on average per week in March 2019

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, during March 2019, employees of enterprises worked an average of 46 …

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China: No longer practices summer or winter work schedules in Guangxi province

The normal basic working hours in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has now been adjusted to run from 8: 00 am to 12: 00 noon and from 3: 00 pm to 6: 00 pm …

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China: Zhuhai district government proposes ban on WeChat work group messages sent after hours

According to a recent proposal submitted to the Xiangzhou district authority in the southern Chinese coastal city of Zhuhai, no work-related messages should be sent to WeChat working group members during non-working hours …

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China: High temperature subsidy

The Summer high temperature subsidy in Shanghai has now been increased from 200 yuan (US$29) per month to 300 yuan (US$43) per month …

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China: Monthly disability allowances in Hebei province

The monthly work-related injury insurance benefits in Hebei province for employees who suffer from Level 1-6 work-related injuries have now increased by between 235 RMB (US$34) and 315 RMB (US$46) …

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China: Unemployment insurance benefit increased in Shaanxi province

The standard monthly unemployment insurance benefit received by workers in Shaanxi province has now increased by 11% to 1620 yuan (US$234), 1530 yuan (US$221) and 1440 yuan (US$208) respectively for three different provincial areas …

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China: Process for obtaining passports, travel permits eased

Chinese nationals resident in China may now apply for Chinese passports and permits to travel from mainland China to Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan at any Entry-Exit Administration window in China …

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China: Arrangement on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

PR China and Hong Kong have recently agreed on the Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters …

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