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Demonstration Zone in Nansha of Guangzhou for All-round Cooperation Among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao (GBA)

Nansha, a strategically located district in Guangzhou, China, has emerged as a dynamic hub for innovation and cooperation, particularly within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). Designated as the Demonstration Zone in Nansha of Guangzhou for All-round Cooperation Among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, the district is fostering a vibrant ecosystem for businesses, industries, and talents from across the region. This article offers an overview of the Nansha Plan, highlighting the advantageous policies within the Nansha Cooperation Zone and showcasing examples of successful foreign enterprises that have thrived in this area.

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Key Takeaways from Hong Kong 2023 Policy Address

On 25 October 2023, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive John Lee delivered the 2023 Policy Address. The ambitious agenda contained almost 200 initiatives, setting out a roadmap for a continuing trajectory of growth and development. This article will present the key takeaways from the 2023 Policy Address. In particular, it will detail the range of initiatives and measures introduced to bolster the economy and support businesses.

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Investing in Shenzhen and the GBA: Hi-tech Powerhouse Unveils Plans to Widen Doors to Foreign Investment

At the forefront of innovative development, Shenzhen has captured the interest of foreign investors around the world. At the start of August 2023, the Shenzhen Municipal Government issued three documents, each containing a clutch of measures, to comprehensively optimise the city’s business environment and facilitate foreign investment. This article will delve into how the newly implemented set of measures can enable foreign businesses to operate and invest in Shenzhen and the GBA with greater ease.

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Hong Kong Guides

Are you looking to setting up a company in Hong Kong? Checkout our a series of comprehensive guides on how to set up and operate a business in Hong Kong.

We aim to be your go-to source of information on setting up and operating a business in Hong Kong, and our goal is to help businesses thrive in this dynamic and fast-paced market.

What is a Company Secretary in Hong Kong?

A company secretary in Hong Kong is a vital position that ensures the company complies with statutory obligations and acts as a custodian of corporate governance. Read on to learn more about the eligibility requirements, role, and responsibilities of a company secretary.

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Your Complete Guide to Hong Kong Tax

For entrepreneurs seeking success, Hong Kong is the ideal place to set up shop – thanks to its business-friendly environment and advantageous tax system. Get the most out of your investments with this comprehensive guide to Hong Kong taxation!

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Guide to Maintaining the Significant Controllers Register for Your Hong Kong Company

The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 introduced new requirements on the keeping of significant controllers registers by companies in Hong Kong. This guide details the various obligations demanded by the SCR regime, the method by which your Hong Kong company’s significant controllers should be identified, and other practical steps that you should take to ensure compliance with the Amendment Ordinance.

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Employer’s Return in Hong Kong: What You Need to Know

Discover the essential information about the Employer’s Return in Hong Kong, including filing obligations, deadlines, and submission methods. Ensure compliance with local employment laws and tax requirements to avoid penalties. Learn how CW can assist you in accurately completing your Employer’s Return and navigating the regulatory landscape. Contact us today for professional assistance.

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Mandatory Provident Fund in Hong Kong: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you an employer in Hong Kong, or do you plan to hire staff for your Hong Kong company? You must register your employees under a Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) scheme and make monthly contributions towards it. This article helps you navigate the workings of the MPF system and the different types of MPF schemes available. It also details the method of calculation in respect of MPF contributions.

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A Guide to Talent Attraction Schemes: How to Bring Talents to Hong Kong

One of Hong Kong’s key appeals lies in its wide range of admission schemes for foreign talents, professionals and entrepreneurs. In the 2022 Policy Address, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive underscored the importance of embarking on an all-out quest for global “top-notch talents”. This guide seeks to provide information on the different schemes currently available under which quality talents can be admitted into Hong Kong.

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China Guides

Our China Guides comprise a series of informative articles that provide insights on efficiently handling the compliance responsibilities and administrative formalities associated with establishing and scaling up your business in Mainland China.

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Guide to Setting Up a Foreign-Invested Enterprise in China

China is one of the most attractive markets for foreign investment in the world. The country has a large and growing economy, a skilled workforce, and a favorable investment climate. However, setting up a business in China can be complex and time-consuming. This guide provides an overview of the steps involved in setting up a foreign-invested enterprise (FIE) in China.

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Guide to Opening a Representative Office in China

Regarded as the “lightest” company structure, a representative office (“RO”) can offer newcomers – who are not ready to take the plunge into uncharted waters with a hefty investment – a relatively easy and quick way to establish a foothold in China. This pared-down mode of presence in China has its merits as well as drawbacks, and you are well-advised to take them into careful consideration when deciding which structure best fits your business’ individual needs.

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Registered Capital in China

Setting the right amount of registered capital for a foreign-invested enterprise in China is crucial. Too little or too much can have far-reaching consequences. This article provides guidance on how to determine your registered capital needs.

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What is Export VAT Refund in China?

The export VAT refund system in China allows eligible businesses to recover VAT paid on purchases related to the provision of taxable goods or services for export. There are two refund methods: Exemption, Deduction, and Rebate (EDR) for manufacturing enterprises, and Exemption and Rebate (ER) for trading enterprises. This article provides an accessible overview of how the export VAT refund system works in China.

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Annual Compliance Requirements for Your Company in China

With important deadlines one after another, meeting your annual compliance obligations can indeed be a complex and confusing affair. In this article, we will delve into the main annual compliance requirements that every company operating in China should be aware of. Such obligations involve conducting different statutory filing and financial reporting procedures.

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Guide to Closing a Company in China

While many foreign investors continue to be lured in by China’s wealth of attractive business opportunities, for other investors, however, the time has come to call it quits. Learn how to properly deregister your company in China with this guide. Closing a business in China can be a complex and time-consuming process, but abandoning it is not the solution. Ensure compliance and avoid penalties by following the necessary procedures.

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Greater Bay Area

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) of China presents vast opportunities for businesses seeking to expand their operations in the region. The GBA comprises nine cities in Guangdong Province, Hong Kong, and Macau, with a combined population of over 70 million and a GDP of approximately USD 1.6 trillion. It is a critical part of China’s economic development strategy, aimed at creating a world-class metropolis and driving economic growth in the region.

We have a series of informative articles that delve into the various business opportunities available in the GBA. These articles cover a wide range of industries, including finance, technology, logistics, and tourism, among others. We provide insights on the GBA’s market potential, investment incentives, regulatory environment, and emerging trends that businesses can capitalize on.

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Essential Tips for Scaling Your Business

Scale-ups are dubbed “powerhouses of productivity”. Scalability refers to a company’s capacity to grow and cope with increased output while, simultaneously, keeping costs more or less at the same level.…