A new virus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan is so far responsible for 2,700 infections and at least 80 deaths. This post provides business travellers and their employers with information about the virus so they can make sound decisions during this emerging crisis.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at how to launder money and shoot craps at the same time, the trouble with judging NAFTA, and why US expats and accidental Americans loath the IRS.
In this week's Global Glance we look at China’s workplace culture and its evolving labor movement; why more Americans are renouncing their US citizenship; and global New Year’s traditions.
In this week's Global Glance we look at Chinese culture and the fine wine market; a British expat jailed for making wine; and expat drinking in general and “marting” in South Korea.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at observations from the author of "China Rich Girlfriend," Canadian expats’ right to vote and whether we should care, and the Greek debt crisis.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at an accidental global tech player, returning expats and reverse culture shock, and Chinese authorities seizing meat from the 1970s.
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.