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Social Security contributions have changed in China

Nov 07, 2019 @ 12:30 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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China has implemented measures that generally reduce social security contributions. The reductions are primarily targeting employer contributions to the social insurance programs and are part of a multi-year effort to unify pension systems at the national level. However, the social insurance wage base has increased in Shanghai, resulting in an increase in employee contributions to social security for Shanghai taxpayers. The net effect is a reduction in income tax for Shanghai taxpayers as the increased employee social contributions are deductible.

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The Economic Impact of Swine Fever in Vietnam and China

Jul 26, 2019 @ 03:42 PM / by Alex Davis

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There has been a widespread outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Asia. ASF is a virus that causes hemorrhagic fever in pigs, with a mortality rate approaching 100%. The disease kills pigs rapidly, typically in two to ten days, but is harmless to humans.

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The Subway in China: The World's Largest and the World's Busiest

Feb 25, 2019 @ 12:05 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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When I took the metro at 6am on a Sunday morning in Beijing, trains were running every three minutes. This past quarter I surveyed six cities in China. The largest of these cities, Beijing, Shanghai, and Chengdu, all have modern and efficient metro systems.

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How will China's Tax Changes Impact Expatriates?

Feb 14, 2019 @ 01:36 PM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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The Chinese government has enacted amendments to the individual income tax law, which was implemented in two phases - October 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The changes that are effective October 1, 2018 include amending the tax rates, tax brackets, and increasing the monthly basic deduction.

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Guangzhou and Shenzhen: Housing Growth and Government Policy

Jan 14, 2019 @ 11:00 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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Guangzhou and Shenzhen have stable but strong and growing rental markets. While rents for units in some of the most popular buildings increase every year, rents in less competitive buildings tend to decrease.

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China Tax Reform

Oct 18, 2018 @ 02:15 AM / by Pat Jurgens

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The Chinese government has enacted amendments to the individual income tax law, which will be implemented in two phases – October 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The changes that are effective October 1, 2018 include amending the tax rates, tax brackets, and increasing the monthly basic deduction.

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Beijing, China - August 9th: Effective Mobility Strategies for Cross-Border Assignments [Corporate workshop]

Jun 25, 2018 @ 08:15 PM / by Gerald Abbey

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AIRINC and Worldwide ERC are organizing a half-day briefing to share key global mobility trends from AIRINC’s survey and discuss how companies can structure its mobility operations, policies, and assignment packages to effectively deploy cross-border transfers and meet business objectives.

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Pollution and the Impact on Expatriate Life in Beijing and Shanghai, China

May 15, 2018 @ 07:12 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

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We’ve all seen pictures of hazy Beijing streets with people walking in masks, and that image is not far from the reality I found while on survey.

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AIRINC News: Expatriate Hardship - India versus China

Jun 27, 2017 @ 11:59 AM / by Gerald Abbey

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To be able to support business objectives effectively, global mobility teams need to focus on three areas — developing the right set of policies that effectively support...

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Beijing, Pollution, and the New Normal

Feb 04, 2016 @ 11:25 AM / by Kristine Yeung

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I arrived in Beijing with a paper face mask feeling confident and prepared, only to find out that masks with purifying canister filters have become

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