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Employing in China: five things you need to know

With outstanding GDP growth over the past twenty years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is taking its place among the world’s top economies and attracting significant foreign investment. But for businesses looking to expand into China, navigating labour law can be complex and unpredictable. Historically, mistrust (either real or perceived) by foreign investors towards the local workforce has prompted the Government to introduce various employment protections for Chinese workers, which can trip up incoming employers. If you are considering taking on workers in China, here are five things you should know: