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China’s green bond market is too big to be ignored by the for foreign investors: in 2022, China issued green bonds worth $76.25 billion, and market has become the second largest in the world, standing at US$17.4.
In recent years ESG holds growing significance for international investors suggesting that unless China ESG standards reconcile with the Western sustainability practices, it will become less and less tangible for foreign investors to enter the Chinese market or remain in it. In this blog post we outline key ESG challenges that still prevail in China business environment.
In recent years, China has seen the ongoing evolution of its ESG-related policies. In this post we take a look at the current requirements for companies.
Following an extensive debate throughout the Q1 and Q2 of 2023, it has become evident that the emergence of a "new China" in the near future is unlikely. Should you aspire to leverage the advantages offered by the vast consumer market, a well-established supply chain, and other benefits associated with the "factory of the world," it is imperative to gain a good understanding of the challenges foreign enterprises commonly face when venturing into the Chinese market. In this article we briefly introduce the ten most prevalent hurdles met by the international businesses in China.
Establishment of Industrial parks and Free Trade Zones are efforts from the Chinese government to make business within China easier and more appealing for the foreign investors. In this article we outline the benefits of locating your business within those special zones.
On 28 September 2023, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) released the draft of Provisions on Regulating and Facilitating Cross-Border Data Transfers. Having already received feedback from key experts and industry leaders, the draft is seeking public comments till 15 October 2023.
This article provides actionable guidance on how organizations can successfully carry out ESG audits to capture ESG-related opportunities and minimize the downside risk.
In this blog post we outline three main reasons why proper ESG management and reporting is becoming essential for SMEs in China.
Hong Kong’s amended foreign source income exemption (FSIE) regime, which comes into effect in 2023, has been making waves in the business community. The new regime will allow qualifying MNCs to enjoy a tax exemption on certain categories of foreign-sourced income.

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