Happy Chinese New Year

January 27, 2017

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China Centric wishes everyone a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. For those who may need a little background on the holiday, Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival, marks the start of a new cycle in the traditional Chinese calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, which tracks the position of the earth to the […]

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Venture Capital Growth in China

September 30, 2016

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Over the last year, China has had an enormous increase in venture capital and is now the largest market for start-up venture capital investment. China’s venture capital investment fund for start-ups is five times more than the next largest country in the world. China has over USD 338 billion and 780 funds, mostly being “government […]

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2016 Mooncake Day!

August 23, 2016

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The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Harvest Moon Festival, in China is a celebration of three important ideas that are closely related to one another: Gathering, Thanksgiving and Praying. This festival dates back over 3,000 years to moon worshiping during the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC). This year the Harvest Moon Festival will take place on […]

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What you don’t know about Transfer Pricing can hurt you!

April 12, 2016

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Transfer Pricing compliance is a problem looming on the horizon for thousands of foreign companies operating in China today, and most are oblivious to the risks. This was not an issue of concern just a few years ago, but it is now a serious exposure and one that Western companies are advised to deal with […]

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Chinese Plan to Acquire Chicago Stock Exchange

February 17, 2016

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The Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX), established in 1882, is one of the oldest stock exchanges in the United States. On Friday, February 5th, 2016, the exchange announced that it had entered into a “definitive agreement” to be acquired by a Chinese-led investment group. The leading investor in this group is Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group (“Casin […]

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New 2016 China Holiday Schedule

February 8, 2016

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China Centric wishes everyone a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year. For those who may need a little background on the holiday, Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival, marks the start of a new cycle in the traditional Chinese calendar. Unlike the Gregorian calendar, which tracks the position of the earth to the […]

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China HR & Recruiting: Navigating the Differences

January 13, 2016

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The most serious mistake a U.S. company can make in China is not understanding and adjusting to basic differences in China’s human resources environment. Choosing the best staff and managing them effectively is the #1 critical success factor in any business. Navigating the major human resources differences inherent in operating a China business presents unique […]

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