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New Ruling on Dump Truck Usage to Take Effect in July

New Ruling on Dump Truck Usage to Take Effect in July

Based on a new ruling on dump trucks that will be taking effect on July, states that sump trucks that will fail assessment from authorities for two years will not be allowed to operate in the Shenzhen market. The new rule will grade the dump truck companies operations into four levels namely excellent, fair, average [...]

May 30 2014, 7:40 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

Hong Kong to Add More E-Channels near Shenzhen Borders

Hong Kong to Add More E-Channels near Shenzhen Borders

According to the Hong Kong immigration department the city will be installing around 117 multi functional e-channels at control points on borders going to Shenzhen for Hong Kong residents and mainland travelers holding e-travel cards. The plan is based on a pilot scheme as Guangdong Province has started to issue e-permits for travels to Hong [...]

May 22 2014, 7:33 am | Posted in Visas | Read More »

New Ruling Prevent Homeowners from Selling their Properties

New Ruling Prevent Homeowners from Selling their Properties

A new ruling is preventing more than 3,000 homeowners in the city from selling their properties as the new ruling is preventing them from transferring ownership. One property owner said that he sold a 30 square meter apartment last February, but as he went to the property ownership registration center to transfer its ownership he [...]

May 21 2014, 8:34 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

Drivers Caught Parking Illegally Near Exhibition Center to be Fined

Drivers Caught Parking Illegally Near Exhibition Center to be Fined

During the 10th China International Cultural Industries Fair, drivers caught parking alongside roads including Binhe Road, Yitian Road, Jintian Road, Fuhua No. 1 and Fuhua No. 3 Roads and Central No. 2 Road around the Shenzhen Convention Center which is the main venue for the fair will be fined 500 yuan. If the parking is [...]

May 14 2014, 8:33 am | Posted in Fines and Penalties | Read More »

Application Process for Second Child Policy Simplified

Application Process for Second Child Policy Simplified

Couples seeking the approval for a second child will find out that the application process will be quicker and simpler compared to the past once the new policy adopted as stated by the health and family planning commission. The new policy will reduce the process requirements for the application for a second child and shorten [...]

May 9 2014, 8:41 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

New Drafted Regulation to Allow Residents to Submit Applications Online

New Drafted Regulation to Allow Residents to Submit Applications Online

Based on a new drafted regulation on residency permits, local residents might soon be allowed to apply for residence permits online, or through phone and text messages. The city legislature has received around 5,000 suggestions for the drafted law in which the majority have requested a simpler application procedure. This allowed Shenzhen to replace its [...]

May 8 2014, 7:47 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

City Approves More Than a Thousand Second Child Application

City Approves More Than a Thousand Second Child Application

For the past month around 2,000 Shenzhen families have requested for an official approval to have a second child accounting for 6 percent of the total qualified families based on a survey made by the city health and family planning commission. Shenzhen recently adopted the second child policy last march which permits qualified local couples [...]

May 6 2014, 7:38 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

Environmental Experts Applauds Revised Environmental Law

Environmental Experts Applauds Revised Environmental Law

Environmental experts have praised the newly revised Environmental Protection Law that is said to implement stricter punishments to polluters. The revised law was adopted through votation by the Standing Committee of the China’s National People’s Congress. The head of the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science Chai Fahe, was impressed by the recent changes in [...]

May 2 2014, 7:35 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

Newly Signed China-Germany DTA Continues Trend of Sino-European Economic Cooperation

Newly Signed China-Germany DTA Continues Trend of Sino-European Economic Cooperation

As a further sign of China’s growing economic cooperation with Europe, the leaders of China and Germany signed a double taxation agreement (DTA) on March 28, 2014. The agreement comes in the wake of, and shares strong similarity to, several important DTAs signed between China and other European countries in recent years. For example, a [...]

Apr 29 2014, 11:08 pm | Posted in Taxation | Read More »

Tax Break Offered to Encourage Employment

Tax Break Offered to Encourage Employment

To further encourage employment during these economic slowdown in China, those planning to start new businesses and those hiring the jobless will be granted tax breaks by the Chinese Central Government. According to the Ministry of Finance, businesses that are established by registered unemployed workers will also be allowed a maximum annual tax reduction of [...]

Apr 29 2014, 8:38 am | Posted in Taxation | Read More »

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