Committee News

Human Resources Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q4 2014

Posted on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

As we move towards the end of the calendar year and into 2015, this quarter saw the HR Focus Group hold two main events: a panel with a focus on Compensation and Benefits (C&B) and an informal year end HR Social Mixer.

FTZ Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q4 2014

Posted on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

As we enter the new year, many people will be wondering what's new on the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone ("PFTZ") in the last quarter. Will the most eye-catching "Negative List" further narrow down? Are there any new policies implemented to help facilitate the companies' daily operations and add more to the competitiveness of the Shanghai PFTZ?

China Legal Trends 2014 Q4

Posted on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

Each issue of China Legal Trends will bring together recent articles from several British Chamber member law firms to provide our company members with critical insights on a variety of important China legal developments.

Are Multinationals Taking the Most Intelligent Approach in Asia?

Posted on Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Are Multinationals Taking the Most Intelligent Approach in Asia?

The UK’s Anti-Corruption Plan

Posted on Monday, 22 December 2014

The plan follows the UK strategy for combatting serious and organised crime, and applies the “four Ps” to bribery & corruption. Namely to “Pursue” wrongdoers, to “Prevent” people from engaging in corruption, to “Protect” through risk assessments and transparency and to “Prepare”, by assisting whistle-blowers and raising global standards.

RMB Products and Services in London Register Substantial Growth

Posted on Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A new report published by the City of London Corporation has shown that London’s RMB business volumes have continued to grow during the first half of 2014 as the international use of the Chinese currency has increased.

British Chamber Shanghai Focus Groups Quarterly Updates - Q3 2014

Posted on Friday, 07 November 2014

The Quarterly Update represents the views, comments and insights of business professionals operating in China’s commercial hub, Shanghai.

Women in Business Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Women hold many senior positions in the Chinese business environment, and are becoming increasingly vocal about their achievements and path to success.

Small & Medium Enterprises Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

With China focusing on promoting growth and increasing inflow of cash, more tax breaks have been added for small businesses, starting on 1 October through the end of 2015, companies making less than 30,000 Yuan will be exempt from VAT and Business Tax.

Construction & Property Focus Group Quarterly Update - Q3 2014

Posted on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

In Shanghai it is domestic companies that are increasingly active in the office market, snapping up new leases and buying property for self-use. With tight supply in Puxi, yet plenty of options in Pudong, rentals are diverging from both sides of the river.