An Introduction to Doing Business in China 2016
This special report is designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in China. This comprehensive guide is ideal not only for businesses looking to enter the Chinese market, but also for companies who already have a presence there and want to keep up-to-date with the most recent and relevant policy changes.
An introduction to doing business in China 2017
This special report is designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in China. This comprehensive guide is ideal not only for businesses looking to enter the Chinese market, but also for companies who already have a presence here and want to keep up-to-date with the most recent and relevant policy changes.
Business insights China: practical advice on entry strategy and engagement (1st edition)
A guide to the opportunities available for businesses in China which highlights some of the successes and failures of operating in such a challenging market. Includes sections on China's economy, basic business issues, the investment environment, joint venture management, service provision and trade with China.
The Library & Information Service holds a collection of business and management journals from across the world in print and digital formats, including a selection of titles focusing on the business environment in China. You will need to be logged-in to the website to gain full access to these titles.
The China effect on global innovation
McKinsey Global Institute, October 2015
In-depth report examining China's ability to become a global leader in innovation and its potential impact on global competition. It highlights four key areas: customer-focused innovation, efficiency-driven innovation, engineering-based innovation and science-based innovation.
The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals.
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Ease of Doing Business in China
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.
Overseas Business Risk - China
Guidance from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. Covers economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.
China company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.
Doing Business in China
Guide from HLB International giving general information on doing business in China. Published in October 2017.
HSBC Global Connections China country guide
Regularly updated guide produced by HSBC in partnership with Grant Thornton exploring key aspects of undertaking business and investing in China. Topics include a legal overview, conducting business, the tax system, labour, audit, trade, finance and infrastructure.
China: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in December 2016, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in China.
Doing Business in China
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Updated in March 2016.
Doing Business in China
A business guide from Baker & McKenzie which helps companies understand the economic, legal and regulatory structures of China. Published in 2016.
Doing business in China
Guide produced in Chinese and English by Reanda, an international network of firms based in China and across South East Asia. The detailed guide covers the business environment (including regulations on foreign investment, major subsidies and tax incentives), requirements for accounting and reporting, and taxation.
Doing business in China
Guide published by Baker Tilly International in November 2015. The guide covers business entities and accounting, finance and investment, employment regulations and taxation.
On our Exporting to China page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.
Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)
A non-profit organisation, whose aim is to improve corporate governance and regulation in Asian countries. Information includes code and rules on company law, accounting standards, regulations and listing rules in China.
European Corporate Governance Institute: Index of codes
The ECGI provides a listing of corporate governance codes from China, with links to downloadable PDFs and useful organisations. You can also search the codes database by country, title, language and year of publication.
Law and regulation
Doing Business law library
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.
Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Includes summaries on the legal system, foreign investment, business vehicles, employment, tax, competition, intellectual property, marketing agreements, e-commerce, data protection and product liability.
Intellectual property rights in China
Guidance from the Intellectual Property Office on protecting and enforcing IP rights when trading in China.
International debt collection handbook
Detailed guide compiled by Atradius looking at debt collection procedures, legislation and culture across 35 countries, including a profile of this jurisdiction. Profiles include information on the amicable phase, legal procedures, enforcement, insolvency proceedings and arbitration and mediation.
Forums and support networks
British Chamber of Commerce in China
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and China.
China-Britain Business Council
UK's organisation offering a range of services to British companies wishing to do business and invest in China.
Embassies and consulates
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Articles and books in the Library collection
The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.
Business Operations in China
Analysis of the business environment in China, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.
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