Recent news

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

China: Government to prevent major tax evaders from leaving the country

The State Administration of Taxation has recently reduced the threshold for major dishonest tax violation cases from 1 million yuan (US$145,464) to 100,000 yuan (US$14,546) as part of ongoing overhaul of its tax system and a recent crackdown on tax evasion …

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Macau (China): No proposal has so far been tabled for minimum wage

Although the government has promised a minimum wage by 2019, no proposal has so far been tabled …

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China: Shanxi province implements the “paid care leave”

Only-child employees in Shanxi province now have the right to no less than an extra 15 days paid leave per year to look after aging parents who are beyond 60 years old …

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China: Trade deal possible at Trump-Xi G20 meeting

President Xi Jinping and US President Trump are set to meet on Saturday in Buenos Aires, in line with the G20 meetings to discuss the future of their economic relationship …

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China: Websites for verifying data about higher educational qualifications

Employers wishing to verify data about higher educational qualifications obtained in China since 2002 may now do so by undertaking an online search at two websites https://www …

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China: Foreigners to enjoy 144-hour visa-free transit in more Chinese cities

Currently visa free travel for up to 144 hours is possible at 15 points of entry to China …

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China: Public comments for measures to improve the protection of female employees

The province of Shan Dong is now seeking public comments on measures to improve the protection of female employees …

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China: Firms in Southern China looking at relocating

A survey of 219 companies by the American Chamber of Commerce in southern China has found that 64% are considering relocating manufacturing outside China …

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China: The Amendment to the Individual Income Tax Law is now in force

Amendments to the Individual Income Tax Law that became effective on October 1st still leaves the tax position of many foreign expatriates in limbo …

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China: Chinese worker wins case after being fired for payslip display on social media

A food-delivery app-based service provider, Dianping has been sued for firing an employee who allegedly shared a partial picture of her payslip on social media …

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China: A regulation regarding all collective bargaining introduced in Hunan province

Hunan’s Department of Human Resources and Social Security has introduced a regulation regarding all collective bargaining in the Province …

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China: Stats Chief defends quality of data

A recent interview with Ning Jizhe, the head of China’s National Bureau of Statistics, reported in Bloomberg, claimed that the era of falsification of statistics is now over …

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China: Survey on delayed employment of college graduates

A new phenomenon of delayed employment for College and University graduates is becoming far more common …

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China: Work permit requirement halted for Taiwan, HK, Macao employees

Previously, enterprises on the mainland had to apply to city-level authorities for approval to hire employees from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao …

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China: Henan province implements the “paid care leave”

With effect from the 1st of January, 2019, only-child employees in Henan province will have the right to no less than an extra 20 days paid leave per year to look after aging parents under the newly adopted ‘paid care leave system’ …

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