International Expansion Blog

One of the biggest setbacks in China’s ongoing economic evolution has been air pollution. The smog has gotten so bad that businesses are finding it difficult to place expatriate workers in Beijing. When sending an employee to China, be prepared to offer hardship benefits to expat candidates if you expect them to work in Beijing.

Why does setting up operations in China give finance and human resource professionals pause? China has very complex business and tax regulations that can be utterly mind boggling for foreign businesses. Complicating the issue is the fact that regulations are subject to frequent change, as well as different interpretations by both state and local authorities. It can be a challenge just to keep track of what’s permitted, where, at a given point in time.

Here are some China business practices to consider when getting your operation off the ground.