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Guangdong Announces Manufacturing Upgrade in Line with Made in China 2025

24 May 2017

Guangdong province has announced plans to upgrade the manufacturing sector on the west bank of the Pearl River. By 2025, it is anticipated that this sector will have world class facilities and resourc...Read More


Preferential Tax Policies for Start-Ups Updated

23 May 2017

The State Administration of Taxation has recently updated the Preferential Tax Policy Guidelines for Mass Entrepreneurship and Mass Innovation in keeping with the newly promulgated preferential tax po...Read More


Shenzhen Looks to Woo Foreign Investment Through Improved Business Environment

22 May 2017

In a bid to woo overseas investment and attract the presence of more foreign companies, Shenzhen has initiated a series of moves designed to make the city more business friendly....Read More


Consolidated Business Operating Licence Gets State Council Approval

19 May 2017

As part of ongoing reforms to the country’s business system, the State Council has approved moves to consolidate operating licences, remove the requirement for pre-approval when registering businesses...Read More


Logistics Companies to Get 50% Urban Land Use Tax Cut for Warehousing Facilities

18 May 2017

Companies in the logistics sector are now entitled to a 50% reduction on the urban land use tax relating to their bulk commodity warehousing facilities. The implementation of this policy has been back...Read More


Licence Requirements Announced for Internet News Services

15 May 2017

As of 1 June 2017, internet news information service providers are obliged to secure the appropriate service licence and are prohibited from providing any services beyond the scope of that licence. Th...Read More


13% VAT Charge Revoked as of 1 July

12 May 2017

The current 13% VAT charge will no longer be levied after 1 July this year. Instead, an 11% tax will apply to the sale or import of a number of goods, including agricultural products, drinking water, ...Read More


Provincial-level Food and Drink Administrations Lose Pharmaceutical Licensing Approval Rights

11 May 2017

Provincial-level food and drink administrations are to lose their entitlement to monitor and approve activities in three pharmaceutical-related licensing sectors. A notice to this effect has been issu...Read More


Revised Measures for Assessing Medical Device Standards Issued

10 May 2017

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has recently issue revised guidelines with regard to the Administrative Measures for Medical Device Standards (Trial Implementation)....Read More


Use of Expert Database Compulsory for Approval of Government Financial and Technological Projects

9 May 2017

Experts required for the assessment of government projects in the financial or scientific / technological fields must now be sourced from an official database maintained by the Ministry of Science and...Read More


12 Cities Confirmed as Sites for Pilot Transformation Demonstration Zones

8 May 2017

A list of the 12 cities that will host the first tranche of industrial transformation and upgrade demonstration zones has been released by the National Development and Reform Commission and four other...Read More


Eight Priorities Identified for Upgrade to Cold Chain Logistics Sector

4 May 2017

The State Council has published calls for a major upgrade to the mainland’s cold chain logistics sector. Released under the title: Opinions on Accelerating the Development of Cold Chain Logistics to E...Read More


Trials Approved for Elderly Home and Community Care Reform Programme

2 May 2017

A pilot reform programme for home and community care services is to be trialled in 26 prefectural-level cities across the country. The move comes as a joint initiative between the Ministry of Civil Af...Read More


Trademark Registration Costs Cut by 50% with Immediate Effect

28 April 2017

The cost of registering a trademark is to be cut by 50% with immediate effect, according to a new ruling by the Trademark Office, a subsidiary division of the State Administration for Industry and Com...Read More


Approval Given for Random Inspection of Import and Export Items

27 April 2017

The random inspection of a range of import and export commodities not subject to statutory checks is to begin with immediate effect, according to a statement from the General Administration of Quality...Read More


Patent Guidelines Updated and Expanded

25 April 2017

Revised Guidelines for Patent Examination have now been issued by the State Intellectual Property Office. These new regulations have been designed to both boost China’s bid to develop a more innovatio...Read More


State Council Updates VAT, Investment Incentives and Tax Deductions

25 April 2017

As part of continued moves to replace business tax with value-added tax (VAT), while streamlining the overall VAT structure, as of 1 July 2017, the four existing VAT brackets will be reduced to just t...Read More

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