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China Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

This page was last updated on 2 July 2019.

As is well known, China is the most populous nation in the world; estimates for June 2019 put the population at 1.42 billion. Due to the 'one child policy' (recently relaxed), however, the population is only growing by 0.5% a year, a comparatively low figure. Perhaps surprisingly, China is only the fourth largest country by area, being smaller than Russia, Canada and the USA.

Although China is densely populated overall, the population is unevenly distributed. The vast majority live in the eastern half of the country, where Chinese peoples have lived for millennia. The Western half is largely made up of mountain and desert, and is largely a relic of the Chinese Empire rather than China proper.

In economic terms,  China is likely to become the world's largest economic power and remain so for some time. How long the people can endure the system of government they have at present may well be a counfounding factor, however. More »


China Knowledge Base

China: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of China - its history, geography, and business advantages.
China Executive Summary »
China History, Population, Language and Culture »
China Economy and Currency »
China Entry and Residence »
China Business Environment »

China: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in China, providing options to suit different business needs.
China Company Introduction »
China Representative Office »
China Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise »
China Foreign-Invested Commercial Enterprise »
China Joint Venture »
China Partnership »
China Company Formation Procedures »

China: Labour Regulation
An analysis of employment law, industrial relations, and social security schemes in China.
China Regulatory Environment »
China Work Permits »

China: Domestic Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting individuals and companies in China.
China Personal Taxation »
China Domestic Corporate Taxation »
China Transfer Pricing »
China Import and Export Taxation »

China: Double Tax Treaties
Treaties and international agreements that China has in place, to mitigate the effects of double taxation.
China Tax Treaty Introduction »
China Tax Treaty Agreements »

China: Corporate Investment
The latest corporate investment trends in China, detailing various strategies and incentives.
China Foreign Investment Regime »
China Incentive Schemes »
China Availability of Skilled Workers and Business Infrastructure »

China: Working and Living
A wider view of life in China, from the availability of housing and education, to permits and visas required for entry.
China Life as a Foreigner »
China Health, Education and Pensions »
China Buying and Renting Real Estate »

China: Wealth Management
Investment strategies and financial planning solutions in China.
China Tax System and Wealth »
China Inheritance Taxes »
China Banks, Stocks and Real Estate »
China Alternative Investment »
China Use of 'Offshore' to Protect Wealth »
China Wealth Management Industry »

China: Commercial Property
A closer look at the commercial property in China.
China Commercial Property Market »
China Commercial Property Prices »
China Commercial Property Law »
China Commercial Property Taxation »

China: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to China.
Map of China »