China’s economic activity has recovered swiftly and will reach 8.5% this year, with growth at 5.8% in 2022 if the sanitary situation remains under control, says the OECD; meanwhile foreign investment is a key engine of its continued robustness while consumption recovers only gradually. The Chinese economy is finally recovering. Consumption will be the primary contributor to growth in 2021 and 2022, followed by investment and net exports which are expected to increase temporarily before retreating back down again. KPMG notices that China has surpassed the US to become the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment last year. With a vast domestic market and more opening-up opportunities for foreigners, China remains an important destination for investments. In 2020, China ranked #31 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index (Sources: OECD, ADB, and KPMG).
A trusted professional employment organization with in-depth knowledge of the market in China, XML International provides you with end-to-end personalised solutions to recruit and manage remote team members for your activities in Beijing or any other city in China, regardless of the size of your organisation or your industry.
Employees will be employed pursuant to local labour laws, and all required social security and taxation will be paid to the local Authorities.
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Minimum wage in Shanghai is CNY 2590 per month, while in Beijing is CNY 2320 per month.
Normal working hours in China are 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week on average.
The length on annual leave depends on the worker’s cumulative working time, not just the length of service with the current employer. Length of annual leave depends on the cumulative length of service as follows:
5 days of paid annual leave for workers who have worked for 1-10 cumulative years;
10 days of paid annual leave for workers who have worked for 10-20 cumulative years;
15 days of paid annual leave for workers who have worked for more than 20 cumulative years.
The duration of an employer-approved medical treatment paid sick
leave ranges from 3 to 24 months, depending on the worker’s total years of work
the worker’s length of service with the current employer.
The specific provisions for paid sick leave are as follows:
(1) If the length of actual total service is less than 10 years:
– 3 months of paid sick leave for those who have worked for less than 5 years;
– 6 months for those who have worked for 5 years or more.
(2) If the length of actual service is 10 years or more:
– 6 months of paid medical treatment for those with less than 5 years of service;
– 9 months for those with more than 5 years but less than 10 years of service;
– 12 months for those with more than 10 years but less than 15 years of service;
– 18 months for those with more than 15 years but less than 20 years of service; and
– 24 months for those with 20 years or longer years of service.
In Shanghai the medical treatment period will be increased by one month for each year of subsequent work, but not more than 24 months.
Workers must always provide a medical certificate.
Female workers are entitled to 98 + 30 days of maternity leave.
Paternity leave will depend on the local government policy. In Shanghai and Beijing paternity leave is 10 days.
Either party may terminate the employment contract after giving 30 days’ written notice. During a probation period, the notice period is 3 days.
Employment Contract Law specifies that the probation period must be determined in the employment contract but it may not exceed 3 months. Length of probationary period depends upon the term/duration of a contract.
Probationary period is
– 1 month for an employment contract ranging between 3 months to 1 year;
– 2 months for an employment contract ranging between 1 year to 3 years; and
– 6 months for an employment contract of duration more than 3 years or indefinite/nonfixed term contracts.
Probation periods are not allowed for project-based contracts or if the term of a contract is less
than three months.
The standard VAT rate is 13%, 9% or 6% depending on the types of goods and services.
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