Richard Hoffmann

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Richard Hoffmann is Consultant, Lawyer and Partner ECOVIS Beijing. He obtained an honor's degree in law in Germany and worked for various prestigious law firms in Germany, America, and China. Richard has published more than fifty articles in international magazines, frequently speaks at high profile events in China and abroad and is often invited as a legal expert by international TV and radio stations such as CCTV or Reuters.

Going Digital in China: Digital E-Business Licenses are Coming

The Chinese government plans to further simplify processes for businesses in China. As a part of that initiative, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce in early 2017 formulated a plan to completely digitize the business registration and ...

Wishing all our clients, partners, and friends in China a wonderful Golden Week holiday!

Wishing all our clients, partners, and friends in China a wonderful Golden Week holiday! Our offices in Beijing and Tianjin will be closed from October 1st to 7th, 2019, due to the National Holiday week in China. We will be available for you again...

Ecovis Tech-Tips : Firewalls – How They Work

If you use firewalls, there are some basics that should always be part of your equation. In this edition of Ecovis Tech-Tips we will take a closer look at this technology… What is a Firewall? In today's world everyone talks about firewalls. Howev...

Ecovis Tech Tips: Virtual Private Networking

In this article in our series “ECOVIS Tech-Tips”, we look into the possibilities of virtual private networking (VPN), review technical details and shed light on legal issues this technology faces in both China and the EU. So what are Virtual P...

Cross-border money transfers-The use of mobile payment applications

Profit repatriation from China to home countries is an essential topic for both companies as well as individuals. Foreign-invested companies mostly use service contracts or dividends to transfer money, e.g. to a headquarter on the other side of the w...

China: Still challenging, still promising! Part 2

Part two – Market openness increasing, limited trade war effects In this two-part article series, we are discussing the results of five business climate surveys, completed by the German, EU, Benelux, US, and UK Chambers of Commerce in China. In part...

Video: E-Fapiao – Understanding Advances In Fapiao Technology

Managing fapiao, or tax receipts, is an essential part of doing business in China. In this video, we will explain the purpose of the fapiao system, as well as explain how the e-fapiao technology can have an impact on your business operations.

Social Insurance Contribution Base in Beijing updated

Two different values adopted for 2019 Every summer, the Beijing Social Insurance Center publishes data on the average salary in Beijing for the preceding year. Based on this average value, the maximum and minimum social insurance contribution base i...

Business Climate Survey Analysis: Part 1

China’s business climate perceived as challenging, yet promising Every year, many international Chambers of Commerce in China conduct surveys among their members, to understand how businesses feel operating within this market. From the Chambers’ per...
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Ecovis in the Press: China Insight 02-2019

We are thrilled to announce, that China Insight, a German Economy magazine in China, published two articles from Ecovis Beijing. The first article is discussing “Tax relief in China”, the second one “Termination of employment in theory and practice”....