Up-to-date information and background knowledge can help support and grow your business internationally. On this page you can access articles, books and online resources providing useful links to accounting standards, GAAP comparisons and other guides.
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The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.
China Briefing, published by Dezan Shira & Associates, provides expert commentary on law, tax and business operations aimed at foreign investors doing business in China.
Chinese language website from Deloitte with updates and information on Chinese accounting standards and IFRS.
Accounting Standards Updates by Jurisdiction: China
Updates from Deloitte's IAS Plus service.
China Accounting Standards Committee (CASC)
Body responsible for developing and issuing local standards.
Many of the following organisations have Chinese language websites only.
For regional organisations and networks, see our list of international accountancy bodies.
An Overview of New PRC GAAP: Differences between old and new PRC GAAP and its convergence with IFRS (3rd edition)
Report published by KPMG in October 2014 comparing current and superseded accounting standards in China, giving an overview of new PRC GAAP and discussing key issues that FIEs need to consider in order to meet the requirements under both new PRC GAAP and IFRS.
Comparison of IFRSs and new Chinese accounting standards
Guide produced by Deloitte in September 2006 following the issuance of Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises (ASBEs).
Model financial statements - China
Example accounts produced and regularly updated by Deloitte member firms to help users prepare reports in compliance with local GAAP.
China Accounting Alert
Monthly bulletin from EY looking at the latest IFRS news and mainland China updates, with links to guidance.
Conversion to new PRC GAAP: Facing the challenges (3rd edition)
Guide published by KPMG in June 2012 outlining which entities should adopt new PRC GAAP, the definition of medium and large-sized enterprises and a comparison of new PRC GAAP with old PRC GAAP.
Glossary of microfinance terms
Translations from English to Chinese produced by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP). Published in July 2008.
Contact member in China
ICAEW’s network of Contact Members around the world are a point of contact for enquiries and act as ambassadors in promoting ICAEW's strategy and brand in each region.
On 6 December 2007 the China Accounting Standards Committee (CASC) and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) issued a joint declaration on mainland standards convergence. A separate declaration was also issued relating to auditing standards.
IFRS application around the world – Jurisdictional profile: People's Republic of China
Profile prepared by the IFRS Foundation about use of IFRS in this country with notes on:
China affirms commitment to converge with IFRSs
Press release issued by the IASB on 15 February 2006.
Each selected book features specific accounting information on this country; click on the links for more details. Alternatively, contact us if you have a particular enquiry or need further help consulting these titles.
China Master GAAP Guide
Patrick PH Ng; Ng Eng Juan
Annually published handbook on accounting and auditing practices in China, offering up-to-date commentary on applying Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises (ASBE) and Accounting Standards for Small-sized Enterprises (ASSE) with worked examples for each standard. The handbook also includes a comparison of ASBE (2006) and IFRS.
International Trends in Financial Reporting under IFRS
Abbas Ali Mizra and Nandakumar Ankarath (2013)
This practical guide to applying IFRS includes the chapter 'Comparison of IFRS with China GAAP' which outlines the differences between IFRS and ASBEs. It also includes the following example documents:
International Corporate Procedures
LS Sealy et al (eds.)
This regularly updated database includes information on tax and accounting and features model company accounts. The model accounts are presented in the standard format for each country with original language and English language versions presented together. Contact us to request documents from the database.
Kurt S Schulzke (ed.)
Each country entry contains sections on the framework of accounting (including the regulatory and standard setting regimes), individual accounting topics, auditing and appendices which can include commonly used terms and acronyms and example financial statements. This is a regularly updated looseleaf reference work in three volumes.
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