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Upgrading Your China Business

Upgrading Your China Business

Representative Offices in China are not permitted to trade and cannot have their own import-export licenses. In this report we discuss why foreign companies in China increasingly choose to move away from Representative Offices (ROs) and open up Wholl...

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Vietnam - New Workshop of the World

Vietnam - New Workshop of the World

As manufacturing costs in China, and locations around the world, continue to rise, investors are searching for the new low-cost destination for their operations. Vietnam has arisen as a key manufacturing location in Southeast Asia.

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Livelli minimi salariali in Cina

Livelli minimi salariali in Cina

La seguente tabella mostra i livelli minimi salariali mensili e orari nelle principali città di ogni provincia cinese.

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Payroll in Asia 2015

Payroll in Asia 2015

Payroll covers all aspects of paying a company’s employees. This includes making sure that salaries are paid in the correct amount and on time, that income tax is withheld, and that social security contributions are made. With a region as fast-p...

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How to Restructure an Underperforming Business in China

How to Restructure an Underperforming Business in China

In this issue of China Briefing magazine, we explore the options that are available to foreign firms looking to restructure or close their operations in China. We begin with an overview of what restructuring an unprofitable business in China might en...

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Explaining Monthly Payroll Work in China: What Does Your Payroll Manager Do?

Explaining Monthly Payroll Work in China: What Does Your Payroll Manager Do?

This presentation by David Niu, Corporate Accounting Services Manager in Dezan Shira and Associates' Beijing office, discusses the basics of a monthly payroll system, with a sample timeline illustrating every step that should be taken.

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Does the Indian government regulates employment contracts?

Does the Indian government regulates employment contracts?

Yes, in India, “workmen” are entitled statutory rights but “non-workmen” have no such protection. Indian labor law distinguishes between workmen and non-workmen type employees as follows : A workmen is a person (including a...

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What is the recruitment process for a foreign company in Vietnam?

What is the recruitment process for a foreign company in Vietnam?

When recruiting Vietnamese employees, foreign businesses must first submit a recruitment request to a Vietnamese recruitment agency. The agency is responsible for introducing Vietnamese employees to employer within 15 days of the request. If the agen...

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What are the variations in employment probation across China, India and Vietnam ...

What are the variations in employment probation across China, India and Vietnam ...

In China the length of the probation period is affected by the employee’s contract terms and can be as long as 6 months. During the probation period the employer is obligated to pay the employee 80% of the full salary of their employment cont...

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What are the different Chinese Long-term employment visas ?

What are the different Chinese Long-term employment visas ?

The Z visa is used by foreigners who are employed by either a domestic company in China or a foreign-invested enterprise that has been incorporated there. It is intended for employees who live and work in China.  The R visa is a new visa typi...

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What can get in the way of a company trying to terminate an employee in China, I...

What can get in the way of a company trying to terminate an employee in China, I...

In China, termination can be blocked and deemed invalid, usually in the instance that the employee has contracted a disease or is pregnant/on maternity leave.  India’s antiquated shops and establishments Act 1953 may require the employe...

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Employment Trends in Asia in 2014-2015

Employment Trends in Asia in 2014-2015

This chart summarizes the employment trends in Asia for 2014-2015, including the predicted permanent staff levels, companies which are intending to offer bonuses this year and percentage of staff salary intended to be Awarded as Bonus.

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