Has your team in mainland China returned to the office after the coronavirus outbreak? Please do not hurry in opening the physical premises immediately if your team has not resumed duty yet.

Enterprises should pay special attention to the local administrative rules regarding the work resumption. Please make sure that your enterprise has followed the policy measures closely and completed the necessary paperwork required by local authorities to apply for resumption of work with a disease control team at the street or district level in advance.

We have summarized some of the general requirements as follows.

1. Prevention and control mechanism are in place
Enterprises should formulate and improve epidemic prevention and control measures and emergency plans. Accountability system and the responsibilities of each person-in-charge at all levels shall be defined. An epidemic prevention and management system shall be established.

2. Staff monitoring is in place
Enterprises must do a good job of employee monitoring and registration. Each employee who resumes duties shall have his/her health conditions and travel history within the past 14 days reported to the enterprise. For those employees who are from or have been to seriously affected areas, a record should be set up and health management measures shall be taken. They may report duty if they do not have symptoms after 14 days of observation. Those who are still stranded in seriously affected areas should be asked to postpone their return to the office.

3. Facilities and materials are in place
Enterprises must prepare necessary epidemic prevention materials, such as infrared thermometers, disinfectants and surgical masks, and set up quarantine areas. Enterprises whose conditions do not allow such set up should specify the quarantine observation sites and register with the local bureau according to the unified arrangements of the located city and the district.

4. Internal management is in place
Enterprises should do a good job of ventilation, disinfection and sanitation management of the workplace and the staff quarters. In principle, enterprises should adopt “closed-off” management and a flexible work system. It is strictly forbidden that unrelated personnel enter the workplace of the enterprise. Body temperature of all entering personnel should be detected. Enterprises should encourage the implementation of shift work, online work platforms, videoconferencing and decentralized dining in order to reduce the staff movements and the risk of mass gathering.

5. Publicity and education are in place.
Enterprises should formulate staff training plans for epidemic prevention and control. Propagandas should be set up in prominent locations of the workplace for the mass education of epidemic prevention and control, improving the knowledge of the personnel. Publicity and education should be properly done through multiple channels.

Prior to the resumption of work, the company should take measures to ensure the health and safety of all the employees. Epidemic prevention facilities and materials, such as quarantine areas, surgical masks and disinfectants, should be prepared.

CW is glad to assist your company to prepare for resumption of work. Once you decide to resume the physical premises for work, please let us know and do not worry about the administrative work involved. Please plan ahead accordingly.

Written by Edwin Yin and Toby Wong, China Consultancy Team, CW CPA

 

CW has sponsored and attended this year’s Xceration Days organized by the German Chamber of Commerce (AHK)’s in Shenzhen. This is the biggest Sino-German event of the year, with at least 500 participants, including high-ranking political and economic decision-makers, market experts, corporate representatives from the modern industries as well as young entrepreneurs and innovators.

Written by Therese Feng, German Desk, CW CPA

The 2019 Qianhai Cooperation Forum was held in Shenzhen on 2 August 2019. The aim of the Forum was to publicly deliver the plans of Qianhai Cooperation Zone as a strategic point, and show Qianhai as an example for putting China´s opening-up policy into action.

The forum focused on the role of Qianhai, being one of the major players in the cooperation of Hong Kong – Macao – Guangdong province. According to the speakers, the key points carried by Qianhai in the cooperation between these cities and the development of the Greater Bay area were:

– The Free Trade Zone test and results of its implementation.
– Technological innovation, and the attraction to research, product development, etc.
– Risk supervision and control in the area.

The event was organized by the Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen – Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen Municipality and the Chinese Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies.

The opening ceremony had important speakers such as Mr. Xu Ze, President of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong, and Macao Studies. Mr. Huan Liuquan Deputy Director, member of the Leading Party Member´s Group of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, Mr. Chan Mo-Po Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong S.A.R. and Mr. Chen Ruigui, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee, who emphasized the importance of the mutual cooperation between Hong Kong and the rest of the Greater Bay Area and the commitment to continue with the current status of One Country Two Systems Policy. Chen mentioned that the current policy would grant the Greater Bay Area the status the country is looking for, and most importantly, maintain the life quality of all the habitants of the GBA.

Another impressive speech was given by Ms. Joan McEntee, former Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Chairman of the U.S. MKBC International Inc.. Referring to the current Trade War between China and the U.S., she mentioned the benefit for both countries in the years of cooperation are tangible. She firmly believed that both nations appreciate that their mutual cooperation is of significant importance not only for both countries but the entire world.

Another important topic in the forum was the technological development in Qianhai. The role of technology, the development of 5G network and the Internet of Things were the major points of the discussion, not only for industrial growth but also for social safety, health, fin-tech, etc.

Further information about the plans for the Qianhai Shenzhen – Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone can be referred to the following website: http://www.szqh.com.cn/

If you wish to know the benefits of establishing a company in Qianhai, Shenzhen, please send us a message at las@cwhkcpa.com . We will share with you the benefits and process to set up at the Qianhai Free Trade Zone.

 

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