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What is the main challenge that foreign investors might face when entering China...

What is the main challenge that foreign investors might face when entering China...

Even though there are myriad of opportunities in China’s education industry, the state government has been rather suspiciousof foreign participation in this particular industry. This is mainly due to how closely intertwined it is with Chinese i...

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Despite rigid government controls over investment in the education industry in ...

 Despite rigid government controls over investment in the education industry in ...

Certain areas in education in China are encouraged and benefit from preferential policies. Vocational school is one example. As China is seeking a growth model that demands skilled labor, the state government is spending heavily into the development ...

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How can foreign companies invest in China’s education market?

How can foreign companies invest in China’s education market?

There are four main models that foreign companies in China can use to circumvent the restrictions posed by the country and penetrate its education market, with the first one being setting up self-owned pre- and K12 international schools for children ...

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Can foreign investment in China’s education industry profit from its operation...

Can foreign investment in China’s education industry profit from its operation...

Education in China is deemed as public cause, and China has therefore been reluctant to privatize the sector and has placed bans on the for-profit activities of educational institutions. But there are discrepancies across different pieces of legislat...

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What is the impact of China’s NGO laws on the education market and how should ...

What is the impact of China’s NGO laws on the education market and how should ...

China’s newly released NGO Law greatly differs from that of western countries. It is widely seen as part of President Xi Jinping’s efforts to restrict and control organizations whose interests are not in line with those of the Chinese Com...

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What are some potential risks of China's transfer pricing environment?

What are some potential risks of China's transfer pricing environment?

Although China's transfer pricing legislation has developed over the past 20 years, the country's transfer pricing administration is still considered to be very strict. Chinese tax authorities require taxpayers to make a related party filing in conju...

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According to Chinese tax law, do foreign businesses need to prepare transfer pri...

According to Chinese tax law, do foreign businesses need to prepare transfer pri...

According to China tax law, taxpayers who meet certain legislative requirements must prepare annual transfer pricing contemporaneous documentation, which includes a transfer pricing study. Taxpayers who don't meet the requirements are not legally req...

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What is the importance of inter-company agreements between overseas related part...

What is the importance of inter-company agreements between overseas related part...

In previous years, Chinese tax authorities primarily focused on taxpayers’ transfer pricing issues with respect to their main business operations. However, authorities have recently been paying closer attention to taxpayers’ single relate...

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How is the current Mergers & Acquisition environment in China?

How is the current Mergers & Acquisition environment in China?

The environment for M&As in China continues to be dynamic. While majority of M&A activities involves with domestic companies, volume of China’s outbound transactions has surged and exceeded its inbound, making the country a net capital ...

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Why is it essential to conduct a thorough due diligence when acquiring companies...

Why is it essential to conduct a thorough due diligence when acquiring companies...

M&A is one of the key investment vehicles with which foreign companies can enter the Chinese market. Since the turn of the century, the Chinese government has progressively been introducing new taxation and regulatory frameworks to govern how com...

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How is the current legislative framework for company acquisitions in China?

How is the current legislative framework for company acquisitions in China?

The Chinese government has been striving to make the long and in-depth approval process of acquisition simpler. However, contradiction and legislative gaps still remain in the country’s company acquisition law as the Chinese government often ha...

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What are the important provisions that investors should refer to when acquiring ...

What are the important provisions that investors should refer to when acquiring ...

Foreign investors should note that different provisions apply to acquiring different forms of enterprises in China. “Provisions on Merger and Acquisition of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors”(MOFCOM Order [2009] No.6, hereinafter,...

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