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New Draft in Work Safety Law to Bring in More Punishement to Violators

New Draft in Work Safety Law to Bring in More Punishement to Violators

A newly drafted amendment to the planned workplace safety law is said to possible increase the punishments that companies will be getting for violating regulations. The amendment is part of the government’s latest effort in improving working conditions of workers. Also among the new rules is a draft that proposed that companies will be subjected [...]

Apr 25 2014, 10:32 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

Chinese Legislature Passes New Changes to Country’s Environmental Protection Law

Chinese Legislature Passes New Changes to Country's Environmental Protection Law

Last Thursday, the Chinese legislature has passed one of the biggest changes in its environmental protection laws in 25 years. The changes will deal more severe punishments to those caught polluting as workers from various government departments will be working harder to limit smog and tainted soil during the thirty years of economic growth. Changes [...]

Apr 25 2014, 7:33 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

China Announces Preferential Policies for Three Development Zones

China Announces Preferential Policies for Three Development Zones

On March 27, the Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation jointly released a “Circular on Preferential Corporate Income Tax (CIT) Policies and Preferential Catalog for Hengqin New Area, Pingtan Comprehensive Pilot Zone (PCPZ) in Fujian Province and Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone (Caishui [2014] No.26 hereinafter referred to as the [...]

Apr 22 2014, 12:23 am | Posted in Taxation | Read More »

Non Hukou Holders Living in Shenzhen to Benefit from New and Improved Policies

Non Hukou Holders Living in Shenzhen to Benefit from New and Improved Policies

As part of the city’s effort in reforming its residential policies and improve services for migrant workers, non hukou holders living in Shenzhen will soon enjoy a broader and more inclusive social benefits from gaining access to the city’s public rental housing program to other benefits. To further gain more insight on these policies the [...]

Apr 16 2014, 8:40 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

More than 30,000 Wild Animals Rescued by City’s Wildlife Rescue Center

More than 30,000 Wild Animals Rescued by City's Wildlife Rescue Center

More than 30,000 wild animals have been rescued last year mostly from illegal animal traders by the Shenzhen Wild Animal Rescue Center which are now under their protecting. The center located in Henggang Subdistrict in Xikeng Village just adjacent to Wutong Mountain also includes a natural isolated area, breeding area and a treatment area. Most [...]

Apr 11 2014, 10:41 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

Tax Cuts for Small Companies Unveiled to Help Stabilize Growth

Tax Cuts for Small Companies Unveiled to Help Stabilize Growth

Details for income tax cuts were unveiled last Tuesday that will apply to more small businesses as part of the country’s steps in stabilizing growth. Small companies that have an annual income of around 100,000 yuan or lower are now taxed half of the amount or at a rate of 20 percent. The policy will [...]

Apr 10 2014, 9:49 am | Posted in Taxation | Read More »

China Introduces New Consumer Protection Law

New Consumer Protection Law

Among the many days of international observances recognized globally – Earth Day, Women’s Day, World Health Day, and so on – World Consumer Rights Day is not as commonly known in the West. But in China, the March 15 celebration is a much promoted event, known as san yao wu (Three-One-Five).   Every year, in [...]

Apr 10 2014, 12:06 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

China Gets Serious In The Fight Against Tax Evasion

China Gets Serious In The Fight Against Tax Evasion

In yet another sign of China getting serious about boosting its tax revenue, the State Administration of Taxation renewed its pledge to combat tax evasion through heightened international cooperation during a teleconference held on March 18.   Among the targets identified in the accompanying press release, cross-border tax evasion was singled out for more stringent [...]

Apr 4 2014, 12:46 am | Posted in Taxation | Read More »

Shenzhen Adopts Second Child Policy

Shenzhen Adopts Second Child Policy

Couples in Shenzhen can now have two children provided that one of the parents was born an only child. Based on the policy that was adopted by the city health and family planning commission stated that the city will now accept second child application from all qualified couples after the implementation of the policy by [...]

Mar 28 2014, 8:35 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

Changes Seen After Implementation of New Smoking Law

Changes Seen After Implementation of New Smoking Law

An expat living in the city is pleased to see the changes being made after the implementation of the new smoking control law that took effect last March 1st, but still room for improvement is needed. After a week of introductory campaign, smoking enforcers started fining violators which saw 87 residents fined of 50 yuan [...]

Mar 27 2014, 7:33 am | Posted in Civil | Read More »

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