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Chinese Accounting Standards: An introduction to CAS v IFRS

TAX BRIEF -- APRIL 2011

How do Chinese accounting standards differ from international practice?

INTRODUCTION

China’s transformation from a planned economy into a market economy has led to an increase in foreign direct investment (FDI), development of a vibrant securities market (in Shanghai and Shenzhen), economic integration of the Special Administrative Regions, and, in recent years, an increase in both outbound and inbound M&A activity.

Offshore Incorporation: Hong Kong vs British Virgin Islands (BVI)

BUSINESS BRIEF -- MARCH 2011

Incorporating in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, as a major commercial, financial and international trade centre, has traditionally been a popular place for setting up an offshore holding company.

Having a low tax rate on salaries, profits and real estate, no exchange controls, and no tax being charged on income derived from outside Hong Kong ads to its attractiveness, especially for trade companies and investors targeting the PRC and East Asia markets.

China Tax Rates

TAX BRIEF -- FEBRUARY 2011

China’s economic growth, large labor force and budding domestic markets make it an increasingly attractive option for foreign investors. Before making an investment in the Chinese market, it is important to factor in the impact on your company of the China business tax system and to seek advice on the most tax-effective structure for your enterprise.

How can working capital optimization work for you?

COMPANIES DON’T GO BANKRUPT FOR LACK OF PROFIT BUT FOR LACK OF CASH.

Working capital is the main cash consumer in most companies. For this reason, all its components (accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory) must be optimized for your business survive and thrive.

OUR FOUR STEP PROCESS:

1. Joint analysis by S.J. Grand and your teams from accounts receivable (A/R), accounts payable (A/P), and inventories to determine where your company’s cash is tied up.

Representative Offices: Understanding New Regulations

TAX BRIEF -- JANUARY 2011

IMPORTANT NOTE: New regulations come into force from March 1st that could require you to change your business structure. If you operate a Representative Office, contact S.J. Grand for an obligation free appraisal of your situation.

CHINA’S NEW ANTI-MONOPOLY REGULATIONS

M&A BRIEF -- JANUARY 2011

On February 1st, new anti-monopoly regulations come into force that aim to bring China's competition and pricing practices closer to international standards.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

8 things to know about setting up your company in China

BUSINESS BRIEF -- JANUARY 2011

During a recent business seminar in Beijing, an American lawyer with 25 years experience in his field offered a poignant piece of advice to foreign companies entering the Chinese market: “Remember you are in China”. 

DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA

Stephane GrandNavigating the business environment in China's tax and legal systems, with Dr Stephane Grand.

THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS
Interview by Sonia Chan, Editor, China Tax Intelligence
CTI, Vol. 6 No. 4, October 2010

Beijing - Shanghai - Shenzhen - Hong Kong - Paris

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