The latest COVID-19 restrictions in Beijing and Shanghai (updated)

After being subjected to two months of stringent lockdown, starting June 1st, 2022, residents of Shanghai are finally allowed to venture outdoors. At the same time, Beijing continues to roll back on the COVID-19 restrictions. However, with dynamic partial lockdowns in high-risk areas still intact and harsh regulations on public movement, these are undoubtedly the …

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China’s expat tax system: who pays and how does it work?

The expat community in China is constantly growing, owing to the country’s position in the global economy. According to the seventh national population census, the number of foreigners living in China for three or more months increased over the decade to 845,697 (from 593,832). However, Beijing’s plans to reform tax exemptions on foreign employee allowances …

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