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New Regulations for Fapiaos

China’s State Administration of Taxation (SAT) has published new regulations for collecting fapiaos. Beginning from 1 July 2017, taxpayers need to provide their tax identification number (TIN) for obtaining a fapiao. Under the new regulation, more...

27 June 2017 Webinar: Food & Beverage Industry in China

    Tuesday, 27 June 2017   How to open a restaurant in China? How to important Western delicacies to China and sell them to local customers? Entering the Chinese Food & Beverage market is a luring but daunting challenge. Special...

TAX Update – New Protocol to Sino-Swedish Tax Treaty

A new protocol to the 1986 Double Tax Treaty (DTT) between China and Sweden has been signed on June 5th, 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden. The protocol between the two countries includes exemption of Value Added Tax (VAT) for international transportation s...

Cambridge Mask’s Kickstarter campaign launched

Last year's U-Start Contest participant and ECOVIS Beijing client Cambridge Mask has just launched its Kickstarter campaign. The Smart Cambridge Mask takes clean air to the next level. The pollution mask can actively monitor the air quality ar...

24 May 2017: Startup Grind Beijing

  Startup Grind is a global community that aims at helping entrepreneurs to find mentorship, connect to partners, pursue funding and reach out to like-minded people to exchange ideas and visions. As the largest independent startup communi...

23 May 2017: Webinar – China’s New Point System for Work Visas

  On 1 April 2017, China nationwide introduced a new point system and application procedure for work visas. This seminar will introduce the major changes and address some of the main bottlenecks in the application process. Additionally, the se...
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People’s Supreme Court publishes Outline for IP Protection

In 2016, Chinese courts handled 177705 IP cases and settled 171708, which represents an average increase of around 20% compared to 2015. On 24 April 2017, China’s Supreme People’s Court published its first Outline of Chinese Judicial Protections for ...

UPDATE: New VAT Rules and Fewer Tax Rates

In a State Council regular meeting, Premier Li Keqiang announced that starting from 1 July 2017, the tax rates of VAT will be simplified and merged into three categories, including 17%, 11%, and 6%. Previously, China had four VAT rates ranging from 6...

18 April 2017: When a C is not enough – China’s new point system for work visas

  In October 2016, the Chinese government introduced a new system for issuing work visas to foreigners. According to the new procedure, applicants will now be ranked according to a 100-point system covering various criteria, such as education, ...

ECOVIS Beijing at the German Centre Beijing: IIT, Social Insurance, and Invest in Germany

On 22. March 2017, ECOVIS Beijing organized two events at the German Centre in Beijing. In the morning, our IIT & Social Insurance expert Manuela Reintgen, together with Klaus-Peter von der Eltz informed the on individual income tax and insurance...