Archive for the ‘Red Tape’ Category

The Next Problem for China’s Exporters: SAFE Regulations

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 20:55 5 Comments

Good friend of mine sent me an email this morning alerting me to an issue that they were discussing, the SAFE regulations that are set to hit the market next week. Where he ended the email with: As for the new SAFE regulations for monitoring forex from trade, they don’t take effect until July 14. […]

This was posted under category: From the Factory Floor, Red Tape, The Big Picture

Clean Up or Clean Out: 1 Year Update

Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:53 Comments Off on Clean Up or Clean Out: 1 Year Update

In my post Summer 2007: A Catalyst for Environment Change in China I predicted: The summer of 2007, will be shown as a turning point in China‚Äôs development and unfortunately for one client, I found out last week that I was right, and their proposed investment in a East coast city is still in a […]

This was posted under category: China's Other Cities, From the Factory Floor, Going to Market, Invest in China, Red Tape, The Big Picture

Z Visa Update: The Bigger Picture

Sunday, June 8, 2008 7:04 50 Comments

6 months after I started reporting on the clampdown on visas, it is now a full blown party with major newspapers and blogs all reporting pretty thoroughly on the issue. A new piece of information that I have to add at what I have already seen at the other sites, that no one else has […]

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Need An Invitation for A Chinese F Visa? Get it on Alibaba

Sunday, May 4, 2008 20:57 4 Comments

I just love how some are able to see an opportunity to profit (h/t Soni who emailed this link to me earlier this morning). The Yantai Longharmony Business Development company is now advertising on Alibaba that they can get you the documents you needto get the multiple entry F Visa: Note: While I can appreciate […]

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Can A WOFE in China Provide Visas? How Many?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:18 11 Comments

It may seem like a no brainer in answering this question, but last week I was fed a question by a good friend who had been hearing that his friends were having trouble getting his employees from an F to a Z. In his email to me, he wrote: that the registered capital requirement for […]

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5 Super Ministries Announced: Administrative Grid Lock Coming to China

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 2:39 7 Comments

For anyone who thought consutructing a JV in China was difficult, here is a story for you. With the NPC now half complete, the curtain was brought up and 5 new super ministries have been unveiled: Ministry of Industry and Information Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security Ministry of Environmental Protection Ministry of Housing […]

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China Releases White Paper on Energy

Saturday, January 12, 2008 0:18 7 Comments

In what appears to be a first, and perhaps an insider view into the discussions surrounding the Draft Energy Law, the State Council Information Office published a White Paper on Energy on their website. Broken into 8 parts, the white paper provided some interesting insights into the current situation of china’s Energy industry in terms […]

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Q&A with Chengdu’s Investment Promotion Commission

Thursday, January 10, 2008 17:02 Comments Off on Q&A with Chengdu’s Investment Promotion Commission

For regular readers, you will know that for the last 6 months or so, I have been posting regular news briefs of Chengdu’s investment. The group that provides this information, the Chengdu Investment Promotion Commission, has done a lot in the last 9 months to improve their communications with a new website, their newsletter, and […]

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