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Q&A: China’s Travel Ban Policy and Visa Issues for

Details: After the travel ban is lifted, you can enter China with any type of visa. When you enter China, you can then go to the Entry and Exit Administrative Department of the Police for the residence permit extension application. There is no need to start with Z visa. Q: What should I do if the work permit and residence permit expired before the

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China’s Travel Restrictions – Special Visa Applications

Details: The sudden imposition of travel restrictions impacted most businesses with foreign investors and staff in China, affecting not only the foreign citizens who work in China, but also Chinese citizens who work in those businesses. Consequently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Shanghai Municipality Government issued various measures

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China Relaxes Entry Restrictions for Foreigners Inoculated

Details: A week ago, right after foreign minister Wang Yi’s speech, a mock-up of the digital and print versions of the International Travel Health Certificates was disclosed in the official WeChat account of the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Foreigners’ Special Visa Application and Entry into China

Details: By: Fuki Fu, Human Resources, Dezan Shira & Associates’ Shanghai Office Editor: Zoey Zhang In view of the rapid global spread of COVID-19, China issued a travel ban policy in March that suspended the entry of most foreigners. Starting March 28, 2020, only foreign nationals holding diplomat, service courtesy, C visas, or visas issued after March 28 have been allowed to enter this country.

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China Again Suspends Entry of Foreigners, Cites COVID-19 Risk

Details: Now, just weeks after China relaxed its initial international travel ban – its authorities have withdrawn the policy as a necessary precaution in combatting the pandemic situation and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 within its own borders.

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Determining China Income Tax Liability for Expats: COVID

Details: Due to the pandemic spread of COVID-19, countries worldwide, including China, have implemented travel restriction policies that have prevented the return of foreign nationals to the workforce. China announced the Temporary Suspension of Entry to Foreign Nationals policy on March 27, which took effect the following day, from March 28, 2020.

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China Coronavirus Updates: Latest Developments and

Details: Inbound travel is also expected to get a boost due to the restrictions placed on international travel by most countries still fighting the pandemic; this will also impact international travel destinations, including Hong Kong, as China is the world’s largest outbound-travel source market.

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Is Taking More Than One Type of COVID Vaccine Safe

Details: Meanwhile, the European Union has also been suggesting that travel within the EU will only be permitted with EU approved vaccines, for similar reasons. It is a stance likely to be repeated until a global approval system of the various vaccines manifests itself.

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Transit Visa Exemptions in China: 24-Hour, 72-Hour, and

Details: The travel document that is needed for a visa exemption is the passport. Unfortunately, the Philippines is not one of the eligible countries for a visa exemption. Because the layover is also longer than 24 hours, you may not be able to stay in the airport for that period of time. We recommend that you contact the Shanghai airport for further

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How to Handle Foreign Employee’s Work and Residence Permit

Details: APEC business travel card; and/or; Port visa (including various visa-free transit policies). Due to these new travel restrictions, which so far have presented no expiration date, many foreign nationals who hold a residence permit in China for working purposes are …

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China Reopens Borders, Visa Channels to 36 European Countries

Details: The exceptions to this travel ban have been few. For example, the Chinese government has facilitated visa applications of foreign nationals seeking entry into China for essential economic, trade, scientific, and technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs.

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COVID-19 Travel Ban Series: How to Pay Your Foreign

Details: APEC business travel card; and/or Port visa. Due to these travel restrictions, which so far have presented no expiration date, many foreign nationals who hold a residence permit in China for working purposes are stuck outside of China during this time.

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China to Allow Entry of Foreign Nationals with Valid

Details: Application of travel restrictions and special entry guidelines for foreign nationals The move comes as China resumes its international air links after containing the domestic COVID-19 epidemic and is the biggest travel relaxation since China closed its international borders to most foreign nationals on March 28, 2020 as part of the anti

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The Singapore-China Fast Lane to Facilitate Essential

Details: The Singapore-China fast lane came into operation on June 8, 2020, which will allow for essential business and official travel between six provinces in China and Singapore.An early example of this being implemented is the corridor established between China and South Korea on May 1.

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Qualified HK Enterprises Can Apply for Persons to Travel

Details: More Hong Kong companies outside the essential industries will avail of the quarantine exemption, so long as their cross-border travel to China is deemed necessary to Hong Kong’s economic development. The exemption itself is extended by a month to June 7, 2020.

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Traveling in China – Business Etiquette and Culture

Details: For more travel tips to help you prepare for China, check out Travel to China | Everything You Need to Know Before You Go, a handbook which helps pre-trip planning and setting of expectations before you land in China. About Josh Summers. Josh Summers is an author and entrepreneur who has been traveling and doing business in China since 2006. He

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China After COVID-19: Foreign Companies Must Leverage IT

Details: Some digital expense management applications integrate directly with popular China travel and ride-hailing services such as Ctrip and Didi. Electronic fapiaos can automatically be pulled through from these service vendor platforms into the expense management apps, to more efficiently help detail an expense for reimbursement validation.

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2021 Chinese New Year: How Foreign Businesses Should

Details: The policies are dampening interest among residents to return home or travel across provinces during the weeklong holiday. The Ministry of Transport estimated 1.152 billion trips to be made during this CNY holiday. This figure amounts to around 60 percent less than the nearly three billion trips in 2019 and 20 percent less than 2020.

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3 Things Foreign Companies Need to Know about Chinese New Year

Details: Shanghai, in particular, has grown in popularity since the introduction of the 144-hour visa policy, as many international travelers now opt to travel there to take advantage of this visa.The city was ranked ninth for 2019 CNY’s popular domestic travel destinations with an average spending of RMB 2,571 (US$383) per person for group tours, according to Ctrip’s CNY Prediction Report.

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China's Labor Day Holiday Tourist Footfall Shows Signs of

Details: New emerging travel trends and attitudes . Due to the current travel restrictions implemented in most countries worldwide, the budding excitement for travel in China has been directed towards domestic travel and more specifically in the east China region. Most travelers opted to take shorter trips in or around the surrounding areas of their

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Hong Kong Employment Visa and Visitor Visa: Key Requirements

Details: Travel documents bearing one of the following endorsements: a) Holder’s eligibility for Hong Kong permanent identity card verified; or b) The holder of this travel document has the right to land in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card. Hong Kong employment visa.

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China Sector Watch: Tourism

Details: Outbound travel. Beijing still tightly controls travels made by its citizens to prevent illegal immigration usually by requiring large sums of money to be deposited in bank accounts before travel. Only countries given the Approved Destination Status (ADS) are open for Chinese travel. The ADS is a bilateral tourism arrangement between the

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Living in a COVID World: Businesses Should Prepare for the

Details: Air travel. It’s not safe. Aircraft have filters that can block out airborne viruses, but only after air has circulated around the cabin for ten minutes. Note the June 1 flight to Athens that took off from Qatar with 91 apparently healthy passengers revealed 17 cases of COVID-19 when checked upon arrival. All passengers and crew from the

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Business Travel in China: HR, Logistics, Tax Considerations

Details: Travel may consist of visits to attend ceremonies or other types of functions, or longer or more frequent stays. However, there are many factors involved when sending personnel on business trips to China. Proper management and preparation can help …

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China to Develop Track Changing Trains to Handle Different

Details: Liu Hualong, the Chairman of China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Limited (), China’s rail car manufacturer, has said the company is researching and developing locomotives that can travel at up to 400 kilometers per hour and also change tracks to better facilitate rail transportation between regions that utilize different track gauges.This is needed as China’s rail gauge differs in

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China’s Golden Week Holiday: Smaller Cities Drive Tourism

Details: Growing domestic travel during Golden Week A total of 705 million Chinese visited other cities in the country during this year’s Golden Week. According to the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), China’s domestic tourism generated RMB 583.6 billion (US$87.8 billion) in revenue during the holiday period, showing an increase of 13.9

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China’s Overseas Tourism Market Access for Foreign Companies

Details: China’s outbound tourism market could soon benefit from relaxations for foreign firms. A proposal to allow wholly-foreign ownership (WFOE) of Beijing-based travel agencies is currently awaiting approval from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.. Announced by Cao Pengcheng, deputy head of the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development, the plan would allow Beijing-based foreign

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How China’s New Income Tax Law Affects Expatriates

Details: The clock-reset rule is less convenient for certain expatriates working in China, such as those who travel internationally frequently; Previously, expatriates could reset the five years tax clock by leaving China for over 90 days cumulatively, but under the new Law, they can only reset the clock by leaving China for over 30 days.

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China Visas Explained: A Reference Guide

Details: For those who wish to travel to Tibet, an approval notice from the China Tibet Tourism Bureau is required in order to apply for a tourist visa. F Visa – Non-commercial Visit Visa. The F Visa is issued to foreigners who are invited to China for non-commercial purposes, such as research, lectures, and cultural exchanges.

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China Coronavirus: Logistics and Supply Issues and China

Details: For foreign investors, Q1 2020 requires an understanding of the basic reorganizing of your business practices in China, which are mainly related to working from home, minimizing travel, and for those in China, economizing on supplies.

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Permitted Allowances for Foreign Employees in China

Details: Aug. 22 – The Chinese Tax Bureau allows foreign staff (including those from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) to deduct certain “allowances” before calculating the …

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COVID-19 Impact on Business is Real, But There Are New

Details: On China’s new travel restrictions. Foreign-invested companies in China now also have to consider the additional weight of sudden travel restrictions introduced Thursday, from midnight, March 28, 2020, which bans the entry of most foreign travelers, thereby preventing many foreign-based executives from returning to the country.

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5 Big Changes to China’s VAT in 2019

Details: For travel expenses – enterprises are also advised to differentiate business-related travel from travel carried out for staff welfare purposes as the latter is not allowed for input VAT deduction. (Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on April 18, 2019.

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What is Hong Kong’s Special Status and What Could Change

Details: Going forward, however, the US may apply the same tariff rates to Hong Kong-origin exports as it does to mainland China-origin exports. This means that Hong Kong exports would be subject to higher tariff rates, along with anti-dumping rules that apply to China as well as the additional tariffs resulting from the US-China trade war.. The US may also impose export controls on sensitive

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China's COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Availability

Details: Although borders are only partially open, and international travel seriously restricted, the Chinese government has been able to get an early handle on the pandemic and has consequently been able to take its time over vaccine development. This contrasts with Russia, which has been criticized in the West for rushing vaccines into development

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Coronavirus Impact: Businesses Need to Implement Remote Admin

Details: Travel in China is likely to remain locked down for some time. Utilize software such as Sharepoint to enable staff to remotely access necessary administration. Revisit 2020 and Q1 budgets and be aware of the potential financial impact of severely impacted operations and income during this period.

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How to Save VAT on Cross-border Transactions in China

Details: Cultural and sports services, education and medical services, and travel services, which are provided overseas; Direct charges financial services provided for monetary financing between overseas enterprises and other financial transactions, and such services are unrelated to goods, intangible assets and immovable in China.

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China COVID-19 Policy Tracker: What Businesses Should Pay

Details: This article was originally published on March 3, 2020 and last updated on July 3, 2020. To cushion the economic hit caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, China’s central and local governments have been rolling out a series of supporting policies to shore up the confidence of businesses and ease some of their compliance burdens, besides ensuring steady medical supplies and daily necessities.

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Tracking China’s Preferential Policies Since the 2020 Two

Details: The document requires banks to extend the repayment deadline for corporate borrowers. For loans that were granted to small and micro businesses and individual businesses, with a credit of no more than RMB 100 million (US$14 million), and are set to be due between June 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 – the repayment deadline of loan principal and interest expense can be extended up until …

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Case Study: Using the Shanghai FTZ

Details: Based on our recommendations, the client chose to incorporate in the FTZ as an EJV travel agency and entered into a service agreement with DSA. Because the FTZ is located quite far from the city center, we advised that they register the company at a virtual address and maintain a physical address in downtown Shanghai.

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The Tax Liabilities of China Business Trips

Details: Aug. 13 – Individuals sent to China on business for a cumulative period of time that exceeds 90 days may be liable for individual income tax in China, regardless of if they entered China on a business visa (F) or an employment visa (Z).

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Due Diligence in China: Protecting Your Business from

Details: To combat this, HR managers in China can verify the candidate’s criminal record, perform a face-to-face interview early-on in the interviewing process (or a video call if the recruiting manager cannot physically travel to China), ask to see the degrees and certificates, as well as request references from past employers – and actually

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How to Open a Bank Account in China: Latest Changes After

Details: However, considering the travel ban due to COVID-19, many companies and foreign individuals confronted the burden of being present in the bank to open any kind of bank account necessary for their business to be operational. As a result, banks in China provided an alternative – that is, video conference confirmation check – to replace the in

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Setting Up a Foreign NGO in China

Details: For Taiwanese residents, the identification documentation required for the Chief Representative is the Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan residents. Taiwanese NGOs must be notarized by a notary public in Taiwan. For residents of Macau, the documentation is the same as for foreign NGOs, but the documents can be notarized by either the notary

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