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Bus Runs into Sidewalk in Shekou

Thanks to our Xpat community – we received this picture from yesterday morning. On Sunday around 10am a bus swerved into the sidewalk right in front of the Shuiwan Metro station at the corner of Pedestrian Street and Shui Wan Road in Shekou. This is a very crowded area. If you have kids who ride [...]

Sep 30 2013, 2:13 pm | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Willy’s Crab Shack Opens in Shekou!

Willy’s Crab Shack, an authentic American crab shack experience, has just opened in Shekou – and everyone is invited! Willy’s features delicious imported buckets of King Crab, Snow Crab and Crab/Lobster combinations as well as a wide range of fish and meat dishes.  How does a fillet mignon wrapped in bacon and stuffed with crab [...]

Aug 1 2013, 8:55 am | Posted in Cuisine,Featured | Read More »

Fitch Warns Over Massive China Credit Bubble

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Fitch Ratings, the global credit ratings agency, has warned that the extent of credit in China has become so extreme that the country would find it very hard to grow its way out of such excesses as in the past, triggering fears of tougher economic times on the horizon. “The credit-driven growth model is clearly [...]

Jun 20 2013, 9:05 am | Posted in Featured,Investment Relations | Read More »

Shenzhou-10 Manned Spacecraft to Launch Today

Today at 5:38 pm, China will be launching its fifth manned spacecraft with three astronauts ten years after the country’s first astronaut was brought to space. The Shenzhou-10 manned ship will carry two men Zhang Xiaoguang and Nie Haisheng and a female astronaut Wang Yaping. Wang will be the second woman to join the manned [...]

Jun 11 2013, 8:19 am | Posted in Featured,Space | Read More »

Consolidating Regional Employees onto the Payroll of a Single Office

Consolidating Regional Employees onto the Payroll of a Single Office

An issue that regularly crops up in China concerns the subject of foreign-invested businesses in China expanding their employee base to include staff working in other cities remotely from the main China legal entity. Common questions include: How do we handle their HR administration and payroll? Do I need to set up a branch, or [...]

Apr 25 2013, 10:10 am | Posted in Featured,Human Resources | Read More »

Shanghai Hikes Minimum Wage Levels, Takes Nation’s Top Spot from Shenzhen

Shanghai Hikes Minimum Wage Levels, Takes Nation’s Top Spot from Shenzhen

Shanghai’s Human Resource and Social Security Bureau released the “Notice on Adjusting Minimum Wage Levels in Shanghai (hurenshezongfa [2013] No.16, hereinafter referred to as ‘Notice’)” on March 29, which raises minimum wage levels in the city from April 1, 2013. Detailed information can be found below. According to the Notice, the monthly minimum wage in [...]

Apr 4 2013, 8:21 am | Posted in Featured,Finance | Read More »

Shenzhen Raises Minimum Wage Levels

Shenzhen Raises Minimum Wage Levels

Shenzhen has raised its monthly minimum wage levels by RMB100 to RMB1,600 from March 1, 2013, while its hourly minimum wages have been adjusted from RMB13.3 to RMB14.5. This news comes after Guangdong Province recently announced wage hikes of nearly 20 percent that would have seen Guangzhou overtake Shenzhen as the city with the highest [...]

Mar 15 2013, 8:13 am | Posted in Featured,Finance | Read More »

China Forces Compulsory Insurance on Heavy Polluters

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) jointly released the “Guiding Opinions on Carrying Out the Pilot Program on Compulsory Environmental Pollution Liability Insurance (huanfa [2013] No.10, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Guiding Opinions’)” on February 21, which forces heavily-polluting enterprises to join an environmental liability insurance system to [...]

Mar 1 2013, 8:11 am | Posted in Featured,Insurance | Read More »

Splendid China and China Folk Culture Village Unveils the Largest Lunar New Year Temple Fair in China

Splendid China and China Folk Culture Village Unveils the Largest Lunar New Year Temple Fair in China

Splendid China and China Folk Culture Village unveiled details about their Spring Festival temple fair, the largest and most popular in China, which will run from 9 to 24 February 2013. This year’s Splendid China Temple Fair features two spectacular parade performances, three New Year- themed carnivals and five new attractions. Highlights include over 100 [...]

Feb 11 2013, 8:24 am | Posted in Exhibitions,Featured | Read More »

China Allows Hong Kong and Macau-Based Companies to Set Up Mainland Medical Institutions

China Allows Hong Kong and Macau-Based Companies to Set Up Mainland Medical Institutions

China’s Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Commerce jointly released the “Circular on Issues Concerning the Establishment of Medical Institutions in Mainland China by Hong Kong and Macao Service Providers (weiyizhengfa [2012] No.72, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Circular’)”on December 10, which permits Hong Kong and Macao-based service providers to set up medical institutions [...]

Dec 21 2012, 8:46 am | Posted in Featured,Medical | Read More »

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