January 2013

Chinese 5-year visa set for approval Michael Sylvester

 China_visa.jpgMULTIPLE-ENTRY visas valid for up to five years will soon be on offer in a bid to attract more top talent.

China’s Exit and Entry Administration Law, which comes into effect in July, will also introduce a six-month visa for short-term hires.  Zhang Jianguo, director of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, said Tuesday that foreigners must already be employed to apply for the visa.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is helping authorities implement the visas.

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Chinese Legislative Tranparency: Expats observe lawmaking body’s annual meeting Michael Sylvester

 SZ.jpgForeign observers attend the opening of the annual session of Shenzhen’s legislature yesterday. Twenty-nine expats invited to attend the meeting as observers included consul officials from a variety of countries, teachers and executives with foreign-funded companies.

Rule of law is a key term in the No. 1 proposal of this year’s city political advisory meeting, which opened yesterday, and is expected to be one of the highlights of discussion among Shenzhen’s political advisers this week.

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China: Radically different, yet the same... Michael Sylvester

crosswalk.jpgAs 2013 opens here in Southern China a few surprises have come to our attention that seemed noteworty.

After a few weeks in Europe, where traffic laws have been followed since the invention of motor vehicles, I was a little concerned about transitioning back into China, where pedestrians often feel like they are in a Frogger video game.  Yet, the other day I walked up to a street corner here in Shenzhen and the taxis and private vehicles all stopped waiting for me to cross.

Not sure what to do, I tried to wave the cars through and they insisted that I cross first. Apparently, the use of video cameras at all intersections combined with the new laws -- and stiff penalties -- have quickly changed people's behavior here. 

So, we when are dealing with China for business or travel or whatever, even after ten years of being here, we are still constantly surprised at not only the changes -- but also the pace of change.

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Possible Mistake Pre-Estimation System - Ella Xu

This is me, Ella and the general manager of Great Asia

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Area of one of our client. I am instructing the client how to use online banking of Hong Kong HSBC to make payment to inland Hong Kong and cross border step by step. This is just one kind of our attentive and detailed service or training even after we have finished our contracted service. A mini mistake will cost you several times of money and energy to remedy it. So, our firm set up a Possible Mistake Pre-Estimation System by many years of experience which we will provide our client in advance or along their operation to reduce their rate of making mistakes. 

 

 

 

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