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China’s 2019 Negative Lists Translated

China’s 2019 Negative Lists Translated

As a part of China’s comprehensive Foreign Investment Law, China announced that it would begin releasing a new Negative List each year that would revise previous restrictions and gradually remove restrictions placed on foreign companies in China. These remarks were...

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The New Foreign Investment Law in China

The New Foreign Investment Law in China

On March 15th of 2019, the “Foreign Investment Law of People’s Republic of China” (hereafter: foreign investment law) was adopted at the 2nd Session of the 13th National People’s Congress. The new law will come into force on January 1st, 2020. Meanwhile, the “Law of...

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China Tax: What Should You Keep in Mind?

China Tax: What Should You Keep in Mind?

We would like to thank Rob te Braake of ABEL Finance, and Michiel Vos of MS Advisory, who have helped 1421 put together this article.   Considering which taxes apply to your company is an important step when setting up a company in China. Many people are...

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Encouraged, Restricted & Prohibited Industries in China 2018

Encouraged, Restricted & Prohibited Industries in China 2018

In 2016 we wrote an article about rules and regulations for specific industries in China. The industry focus of China is constantly changing and in 2017 a new version of the Foreign Investment Catalogue of the Chinese government was published.  Therefore, we want to...

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What happened in the year 1421?

From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.

Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.