Changes to Visa Rules and Procedures in Shanghai You Should Know

On 1 July 2015 the Ministry of Public Security in Shanghai began implementing various changes to immigration procedures and rules. With the new policy, the Shanghai government will reduce the conditions necessary for expats to obtain permanent residency and simplify the application procedure for permanent residency.   Visa On Arrival / Post Arrival Qualifying foreign…

Policy Reforms for China Business Start-up

In China, the government is also making efforts to transform its functions, which will benefit enterprises running businesses in the world’s second largest economy. After relaxing company registration requirements, experts say, the Chinese government should formulate follow-up policies to ensure orderly, smooth operations for new enterprises.   company registration and maintenance requirement 1. Minimum registered…

Dealing with Culture Shock in China

You can hardly open a magazine or newspaper these days without finding an article on the rise of China, so it’s not surprising the country attracts scores of expats looking to boost their international business bona fides or experience some of the most vibrant cities in the East. But China is, after all, on the…

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10 Things You Must Know About Chinese Weddings

1 Vows Chinese weddings are not the place where vows take place, as this is done at a local government office beforehand when the paperwork is signed. Therefore if you attend a Chinese wedding you will not be watching the legalization of the marriage, but just be attending the celebration of the union between two…