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Bad Apple

Whilst Apple is often synonymous with innovation and influence, the words ‘mistreatment’ and ‘neglect’ do not always spring to mind. But an undercover investigation taken by BBC’s Panorama may cause us to think otherwise. The report reveals the poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories, with some even working daily 16-hour shifts for 18 days.  […]

APEC 2014: What’s the deal?

APEC Beijing 2014. We’ve all heard of it. We’ve all seen the (awkward) pictures of ‘Uncle Xi’ and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shaking hands.  And we’ve been witness to Putin’s attempt at flirting.   But what is it really all about? The acronym of ‘APEC’ stands for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. It is an essential forum for […]

Back to Basics: VAT in China

For today’s business post we are giving you an exclusive insight into the basics of dealing with VAT in China.  Understanding VAT can be a tricky business even in your own country, so you can imagine trying to grasp one of the most complex VAT systems in the world causes even the most experienced entrepreneur to cower at […]