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Digital RMB is Coming! Shenzhen Trials it with Lottery

Shenzhen announced on Thursday that the government and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) will jointly launch a digital currency trial program. Those who are in Shenzhen can take part in a lottery of digital currency red packets. 

Digital RMB is Coming! Shenzhen Trials it with Lottery

 
Major Chinese commercial banks in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province, have started testing the application of the central bank-backed digital currency for months. Now the government plans to further promote the use of digital RMB.
 
On Thursday, the Shenzhen municipal government announced on Weibo that a digital currency trial program will be launched. It is a regular test in the process of research and development of the digital Chinese yuan. 
 
Digital RMB is Coming! Shenzhen Trials it with Lottery
 
The local government allows individuals in Shenzhen to take part in a lottery of 50,000 digital currency red packets totaling 10 million yuan ($1.49 million). The value of each red packet is 200 yuan. 
 
According to some media reports, the program is open to those who are in Shenzhen when they register, and allows them to register with their mobile phone numbers and identification cards. 
 

Digital RMB is Coming! Shenzhen Trials it with Lottery

△ Screenshot of successfully registering

 
Winners of the drawing will receive text messages giving instructions on how to download a digital yuan application, open a personal digital wallet and receive their red packets. 
 
From 6 pm, Oct 12 to 12 am, Oct 19, winners can pay by digital currency red packets — in the same as paying in cash — at 3,389 merchants in Luohu district of Shenzhen, Guangdong province. Having completed modifications for a digital yuan system, the merchants include supermarkets, retailers, restaurants and lifestyle services providers. 
 
FAQs
 
  • How to register and take part in the lottery? 
Scan the following QR code follow the official WeChat account of “i深圳’ to enter the registration page.
 

Digital RMB is Coming! Shenzhen Trials it with Lottery

△ Long-press the pic to scan the QR code and enter the registration page

 

Digital RMB is Coming! Shenzhen Trials it with Lottery

△ Long-press the pic above to scan the QR code and follow the official WeChat account of “i深圳”

 
  • What are the conditions of registration? 
Those who register to take part in the lottery must meet both conditions as follows:
  1. Being in the administrative region of Shenzhen (including the Shenzhen-Shantou Special Cooperation Zone) when registering;
  2. Register with the mainland phone number and the second-generation ID card. 
  • Are migrant residents working in Shenzhen allowed to register? 
Yes, as long as they meet the conditions mentioned above.
 
  • Can those who are in the same family register at the same time?
Yes. Family members meeting conditions can register as individuals. 
 
  • Will I get the digital RMB red packet once after registration? 
After the registration, you need to take part in a lottery. Winners of the drawing will receive text messages giving instructions on how to download a digital yuan application, open a personal digital wallet and receive their red packets. 
 
  • When to register? 
The registration platform has been open since 0 am, Oct 9, 2020. Individuals in Shenzhen can register anytime before 8 am, Oct 11, 2020.
 
  • Are the red packets issued in batches? 
No. In this trial program, 50,000 digital RMB red packets will be sent at a time through drawing, which means that each individual who successfully registered has only one chance to win the lottery. 
 
  • How to check the result of the drawing? 
Winners of the drawing will receive the winning text messages. They can also check the result through the “i深圳” app or its official WeChat account. 
  • How to receive the red packets? 

The text messages will give instructions on receiving the digital RMB red packets. Winners can click the link within the message, following the instructions to download a digital yuan application, open a personal digital wallet and receive the red packets. 

 

They can also check the drawing result and the instructions via the “i深圳” app and its official WeChat account. 

 

  • Can I use the red packet directly after receiving it? 

 

Yes. The red packet can be used freely at 3,389 merchants that have completed the digital RMB system modification in Luohu district. It’s just like using cash. 

 

The merchants include supermarkets, retailers, restaurants and lifestyle services providers. 

 

Digital RMB is Coming! Shenzhen Trials it with Lottery

If you have any questions during the registration, you can call the government hotline 0755-12345 or the service hotline of the program organizer 4001391000.
 
It is reported that China’s central bank digital currency has been used in 3.13 million transactions worth about 1.1 billion yuan ($162 million) so far. Check the following link to know more about it! 
 
Digital RMB is Coming! Shenzhen Trials it with Lottery

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HK to Relax Cross Border Travel, Quarantine May be Exempted

It is reported that Hong Kong will relax cross border travel when the COVID-19 outbreak situation stabilizes. Quarantine-free travel may be allowed soon! Let’s check the updates and details. 
HK to Relax Cross Border Travel, Quarantine May be Exempted
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government is planning to introduce “health code” system that allows quarantine-free travel among Hong Kong, Guangdong province and Macao SAR when Hong Kong’s COVID-19 outbreak situation stabilizes. 
 
Matthew Cheung, chief secreatry for administration of the HKSAR government, said on Sunday in his blog that Hong Kong is discussing with the mainland and Macao to allow holders of certifications of negative result of the nucleic acid test on COVID-19 to be exempted from compulsory quarantine on arrival in the three places under the “health code” system. 
 
HK to Relax Cross Border Travel, Quarantine May be Exempted
 
This arrangement, however, will only be implemented when the epidemic stabilizes in Hong Kong, Cheung said, adding that the HKSAR government will continue to take preventive and control measures with caution and the public are urged to stay vigilant in face of the epidemic. 
 
Meanwhile, the HKSAR government is studying to allow Hong Kong residents from mainland who possess related certifications to be exempted from compulsory quarantine, which has entered the final stage, Cheung said.
 
To get prepared for the fourth wave of the epidemic which may appear in winter, the construction of quarantine facilities in Hong Kong is in full swing. 
 
HK to Relax Cross Border Travel, Quarantine May be Exempted
 
Michael Wong, secretary for development of the HKSAR government, said on Sunday in his blog that after the first phase of Penny’s Bay quarantine camp in the New Territories was put into operation in mid-July, the construction of the second phase was completed in mid-September. 
 
Wong said that the construction work of the third and fourth phases are progressing smoothly and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, when the total number of quarantine unites in Hong Kong will exceed 4,000. 
 
HK to Relax Cross Border Travel, Quarantine May be Exempted
 
The HKSAR government has also commenced construction of a temporary hospital and community treatment facility, with the support of the central government. The additional facility to be set up at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), a venue near the Hong Kong International Airport, is expected to be completed within several weeks. 
 
We will keep following the topic. If you want to know more about latest measures and policies on traveling to China,, please feel free to contact HACOS

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Your Cash Withdrawals May be Refused! More Restrictions Now!

China has designated three pilot areas to regulate cash transactions in large amounts. Hebei has started the pilot program in July, and from Oct 10, Zhejiang province and Shenzhen city are going to start. Let’s take a review of the measures and learn more details. 
Your Cash Withdrawals May be Refused! More Restrictions Now!
The Chinese central bank PBOC has launched large-sum cash management trials in northern China’s Hebei province, as part of a two-year pilot scheme that will also involve Hangzhou and Shenzhen. 
 
We have introduced the pilot program in our previous article, you can click here to read it. 
 
Your Cash Withdrawals May be Refused! More Restrictions Now!
 
The Hebei trials involve the imposition of cash management requirements starting from 100,000 yuan for personal accounts and 500,000 yuan for business accounts
 
This means that whenever individuals make cash withdrawals of 100,000 yuan or more, or institutions make cash withdrawals of 500,000 yuan or more, they will need to make appointments and registration in advance. 
 
They will also be required to clearly note the usage of the withdrawals and the sources of deposits, as well as enter this information into a large-sum cash management system. 
 
“In actual life, a 100,000 yuan starting point for large-sum cash management of private accounts will not markedly affect the daily economic activity of the public,” said a PBOC representative in Shijiazhuang as reported. 
 
Your Cash Withdrawals May be Refused! More Restrictions Now!
 
Following the launch of trials in Hebei, they will be extended to Zhejiang province and Shenzhen municipality starting from October 10. 
 
The thresholds of cash management for business accounts in Zhejiang and Shenzhen are also 500,000 yuan, while the thresholds for personal accounts are respectively 300,000 yuan and 200,000 yuan
 
In addition, Zhejiang has further regulated and restricted large-sum cash transactions of four industries, including wholesale and retail industry, automotive industry, real estate industry, as well as building and construction industry.
 
Your Cash Withdrawals May be Refused! More Restrictions Now!
It is reported that the government has set the top limits of accumulative large-sum cash withdrawals per day for the above-mentioned industries as follows: 
 
  • Wholesale and retail industry – 600,000 yuan 
  • Automotive industry – 600,000 yuan 
  • Real estate industry – 1,500,000 yuan 
  • Building and construction industry – 3,000,000 yuan 
If the cash withdrawal exceeds the limit, bank will not process in principle. For those who need to withdraw money over the limit, they are required to submit materials proving the purpose of withdrawals. 
 
Anyway, the regulations will not significantly affect normal daily economic acitivities as multiple payment alternatives are readily available. 
 
But if you are doing business in China and looking for solutions to handle transactions in a more convenient way, please feel free to contact HACOS

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How Much Do You Know About Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival?

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important traditional festivals for Chinese people. As our holiday begins, let’s check some facts about the festival and learn more about Chinese culture!
The date of the Mid-Autumn Festival 
The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. The date of the festival in the Gregorian calendar changes every year, but it is usually in September or October. In this year, it falls on Oct 1, the same day as Chinese National Day. 
 
Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important festival in China 
 
Mid-Autumn festival is one of the most important traditional festivals for Chinese people. It’s been a long-time convention for people to reunite with their families, eat mooncakes and enjoy the glorious full moon on this day. 
 
How Much Do You Know About Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival?
 
For Chinese people living far from their hometowns, their opportunities to go back and reunite with their families come only twice a year, which makes Mid-Autumn Festival become the second most important festival in China, only after the Chinese new year. 
 
This year, many Chinese people didn’t really enjoy the Chinese new year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation gets better, many people will cherish the moments much more than usual and spend a good time with families and friends during the holiday. 
 
How Much Do You Know About Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival?
 
It is all about the moon
 
In Chinese lunar calendar, it is always the full moon day on the 15th of the month. Mid-Autumn Festival is on the 15th of the eighth lunar month, so it is also called Moon Festival. 
 
People believe that the full moon carries the meaning of family reunion. And the celebration activities on the festival are related to the moon, such as appreciating the moon, worshipping the moon, praying to the moon for good luck, etc. 
 
How Much Do You Know About Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival?
 
The full moon does not always appear on Mid-Autumn Festival
 
It is a scientifically based Mid-Autumn Festival fact. The full moon can also appear on the 14th, 16th or 17th day of the lunar month. That’s due to the fact that the length of a day is governed by solar movement and the moon’s phases do not coincide precisely.
 
So there is a saying that goes, “The moon turns perfect round on the day after Mid-Autumn Festival”(十五的月亮十六圆).
 
Mooncake is essential for Mid-Autumn Festival 
 
This is a fact everyone can see or experience. Mooncake is a traditional food eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival, but it is originally used for sacrificial offerings for the goodness of the moon. 
 
How Much Do You Know About Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival?
 
During the festival, people eat mooncakes while appreciating the moon, worship the moon with mooncakes, and send mooncakes to relatives, friends, colleagues, teachers, and so on, as gifts. 
 
There are various types of mooncake 
 
There are different regional styles and flavors of mooncakes across China. Mooncakes have evolved over time, integrating with the dietary customs of different regions in China. As a result, new styles, flavors and looks have continuously evolved. 
 
The most popular mooncakes in China are: Cantonese style mooncakes, Beijing style mooncakes, Suzhou style mooncakes, Yunnan style mooncakes, Chaozhou (Teochew) style mooncakes, Hong Kong ice-skin moon cakes, etc. 
 
How Much Do You Know About Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival?
 
Many other countries also celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival 
Besides China, many other Asian countries, such as Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Iran, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, also celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. The celebration activities may be different in different countries and regions. 
 
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Updates! Entry Measures Cover African Countries Now!

China has implemented a measure requiring passengers from several countries to obtain COVID-19 negative certificates before boarding. Now the list is expanded to 32 countries, let’s check the updates! 

Starting from July 21, passengers to China meeting the following conditions are required to take nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 within five days before boarding and present the negative results: 
 
  • Passengers from the specific countries on the list
  • Passengers transfer via the listed countries  
Related article: Latest Travel Policies for Expats Entering China 
The list of countries where China-bound passengers are required to obtain COVID-19 negative certificates has been adjusted since we posted the relevant article last week. 
 
We found that there are 20 more countries added to the list so far, most of which are African countries. That means, China’s entry measures have covered African countries and we can see more of our foreign friends soon! 
 

Updates! Entry Measures Cover African Countries Now!

 
Here’s the latest list as of August 14 Updates! Entry Measures Cover African Countries Now!

Updates! Entry Measures Cover African Countries Now!

We believe that there will be more countries added on the list. Therefore, we suggest you check the updates on the official website of China Consular Affairs before traveling to China: 
https://hr.cs.mfa.gov.cn/help_two/help-two/gj.html 
 
According to the notice, the above-mentioned passengers should take the tests at institutions that are located at the place of departure and designated or recognized by relevant Chinese embassies or consulates. 
 
What’s more, they should apply for green health codes with an “HS” mark or Health Declaration Forms by presenting COVID-19 negative certificates. 
 
Updates! Entry Measures Cover African Countries Now!
△ A sample of Health Declaration Form for reference
In order to help you plan your trip to China, we have compiled the flight schedules China and Arica for reference Updates! Entry Measures Cover African Countries Now!
 

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Updates! Entry Measures Cover African Countries Now!

Once again, before your trip, don’t forget to check if you are required to present a COVID-19 nucleic acid test report, and refer to notices by the Chinese embassies or consulates in relevant countries for specific requirements. 
 
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  • Latest Travel Policies for Expats Entering China 
  • Visas, Fast-tracks… Check the Entry Restriction Policy Watch! 
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Breaking! These Foreigners with Valid Visa Can Enter China Now!

On August 10, Chinese Embassy in Denmark released a notice, saying that foreigners from some countries with valid residence permits are allowed to apply for Chinese visa for free to enter China. Here’s the full content. 

Breaking! These Foreigners with Valid Visa Can Enter China Now!
Visa Facilitation for Some Foreign Nationals with Valid Chinese Residence Permits
In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of the announcement effective from 28 March 2020. Meanwhile, foreign nationals traveling to China for necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergent humanitarian needs may still apply for visas.
 
As the prevention and control of COVID-19 become regular, in order to facilitate exchanges, China now decides that, foreign nationals from the countries listedbelow who hold valid residence permits, including work permit, permit for family reunion and personal matters,may apply for visas for free at any Chinese embassy or consulate in these countries. After entering China, they are kindly requested to comply with the epidemic prevention regulations of the local governments.
 
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Denmark
10 August 2020
 
List of applicable countries: 
 
Albania, Ireland, Estonia, Austria, Bulgaria,North Macedonia, Belgium, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France, Finland, the Netherlands, Montenegro,Czech Republic, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Cyprus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom
Breaking! These Foreigners with Valid Visa Can Enter China Now!
We posted an article about the resumption of Chinese Visa Application Center in some countries and regions, you can take a review here 👇
Related article: Chinese Visa Centers Re-open in These Countries! 
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Keep It Up, HACOS!

Outdoor hiking is one of HACOS’s traditional team-building activities. Last week, HACOS organized an outdoor team-building trip. We have spent an amazing and memorable weekend in Shenzhen! 

Keep It Up, HACOS!

DAY 1: OUTDOOR COOKING
 
Our team set off on Friday. After nearly 5-hour drive, we finally arrived at Mount Qiniang of Shenzhen, and started outdoor cooking for a great meal on our own. 
 

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Keep It Up, HACOS!

△ Bon appétit

DAY 2: HIKING
 
Although it was rainy and windy at the weekend, we still decided to go on for the inspirational walking adventure. 
 
With an altitude of 867.4 meters, Mount Qiniang is the first dangerous peak in Shenzhen.
 

Keep It Up, HACOS!

Keep It Up, HACOS!

Keep It Up, HACOS!

Walking allows time to think, reflect, chat and discuss, away from office distractions. It helps stimulate thought, imagination and ideas. 
 
Meanwhile, climbing a mountain is a multi-sensory experience that strengthens the team spirit and help us build trust. It is challenging, but fun. We all enjoyed it! 
 

Keep It Up, HACOS!

Keep It Up, HACOS!

Keep It Up, HACOS!

Keep It Up, HACOS!

Keep It Up, HACOS!

 

DAY 3: REVIEW & AWARD
 
On the last day of the trip, representatives from each team gave a speech, sharing their precious moments since joining HACOS. 
 
After that, HACOS’s founders Harvey and Nico gave awards to teams.
 

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Keep It Up, HACOS!

We keep HACOS spirit –“Happy, Cooperation, Share”not only in work but also in our team activities. We enjoyed such splendid nature, trying to release pressure, relax and re-adjust ourselves.
 
Moreover, we realize that teamwork is something really important when encounter difficulties. Each member in the team plays a significant role. 
 
We keep moving, and we keep fighting! HACOS, Let’s go! 
 

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Overseas Arrivals Can Complete 7-day Quarantine at Home Here

Starting from July 27, people who arrive in Shanghai from overseas can spend half of their quarantine time at home if certain conditions are met. Please pay attention to the latest policies if you plan to come to China via Shanghai. 
Shanghai announced on Thursday it will allow some overseas arrivals to complete 7 days of their 14-day quarantine period at home starting on July 27; however, the first 7 days of their quarantine must be completed at designated locations. 
 
Overseas Arrivals Can Complete 7-day Quarantine at Home Here
△ Shanghai Gov announced the new quarantine measures on its official Weibo account. 
Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 nucleic acid test on the 5th day of their quarantine at a designated location and they must have a fixed residence in the city if they decide to finish the last 7 days of quarantine at home. 
 
If they return a negative nucleic acid test result, the authority will allow them to finish their quarantine at home, without coming into contact with other persons in the transfer process. 
Before their quarantine ends, the traveler and other members in the same household must take nucleic acid tests. The quarantine will be lifted after the 7 days if all tests are returned negative. 
 
However, the returnees must accept the rules on home isolation; that is, there must be only one person in the household, or the other members in the same household must remain in isolation with the returnee during their quarantine period. 
 
Overseas Arrivals Can Complete 7-day Quarantine at Home Here
 
 

What if I don’t meet the conditions? 

 
Those who are unwilling or unable to meet these conditions must accept the 14-day quarantine at a designated location. 
 
 
Is it applicable to travelers heading to other places? 
 
Travelers whose final destination is the neighboring Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces will also be allowed to follow the same “7+7” procedure. 
 
Those who are heading to other cities, however, will be required to complete their 14-day quarantine in Shanghai. 
 
Overseas Arrivals Can Complete 7-day Quarantine at Home Here
 
 
What if I cannot quarantine at a designated location? 
 
If travelers are unable to quarantine at a designated location; for example, elderly persons, minors, pregnant women and disabled individuals, they can apply for home-based isolation if they can submit negative nucleic test results and meet the relevant home-based isolation rules. 
 

Overseas Arrivals Can Complete 7-day Quarantine at Home Here


In addition, China requires passengers on flight to China to provide negative nucleic acid test results before boarding. So if you plan to fly to Shanghai from overseas and want to apply for the “7+7” quarantine, you will undergo nucleic acid test three times during the whole period: 
 
  1. Before boarding, you need to complete COVID-19 nucleic acid test within 5 days
  2. On the 5th day of the quarantine, you can take the test for the second time and apply for the home quarantine. 
  3. Before the home quarantine ends, you need to take the test again. The quarantine will be lifted if all the results are negative. 

Overseas Arrivals Can Complete 7-day Quarantine at Home Here

 
To know more details about the new rules for inbound passengers and check the latest flight schedules, please click the following link to read our previous article: 

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More Flights to China! But You Cannot Board If…

Passengers on flights to China are required to provide negative nucleic acid test results before boarding, the country’s civil aviation regulator said Tuesday. Are you planning to come to China in recent days? Check the updates! 
NEW RULES FOR INBOUND PASSENGERS
 
Chinese and foreign passengers taking flights to China must present their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests before boarding, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a joint statement issued with the General Administration of Customs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 
 
The move aims to ensure the health and safety of international travelers and reduce the risks of cross-border spread of the pandemic. 
 

More Flights to China! But You Cannot Board If...

 
According to the statement, specific arrangements are as follows: 
 
1. Chinese and foreign passengers on China-bound flights shall complete COVID-19 nucleic acid tests within 5 days before boarding. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates. 
 
2. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat. 
 

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3. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19. 
 
4. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. All airlines shall strictly follow the checking procedures. 
 
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5. Passengers who provide false documents and information shall undertake corresponding legal liabilities. 
6. Chinese Embassies will carefully evaluate the nucleic acid testing capabilities of the countries of their residence and issue specific implementation measures as appropriate. 
 
 
MORE AIRLINES TO RESUME FLIGHTS
More international airlines are resuming flights to Guangzhou and other Chinese cities including Shanghai and Nanjing. Here are some airlines’ latest flight schedules. 
 
  • Egypt Air
EgyptAir will resume flights to and from Guangzhou on July 23, once a week. A Boeing 773 will be flying this route. 
 
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  • Korean Air
Korean Air will resume flights between Incheon and Guangzhou from July 22. In addition to the Incheon-Shenyang route that currently operates every Friday, Korean Air’s China-South Korea route will increase its flights to the Chinese mainland to twice a week.
 
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  • Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways announced resumption of the regular passenger route from Doha to Guangzhou starting on July 26. Flights will depart once a week at the initial stage. 
 
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  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines, commonly known as Saudia, will resume the round-trip route between Riyadh and Guangzhou every Thursday from July 23. 
 
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  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
From July 21, KLM will resume the Amsterdam-Shanghai route for one flight per week. KLM reminds that both round-trip flights will stop at the Incheon International Airport in South Korea before landing, and passengers will stay on the plane, instead of entering the airport. 
 
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  • Emirates
 
Emirates will resume regular passenger services from Dubai to Guangzhou once a week, starting from July 25. 
 
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  • Scoot
Singaporean low-cost airline Scoot announced that it will resume the Nanjing-Singapore route from July 23. A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be flying this route. 
 
After Scoot resumed its first Guangzhou-Singapore route in early June, the Nanjing-Singapore route became the second China-Singapore route that Scoot has resumed since the outbreak of COVID-19. 
 
Scoot reminds that passengers can depart from Nanjing or Guangzhou, and transfer via Singapore Changi Airport to destinations with routes currently operated by Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot. 
 

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Anyway, if you have a travel plan to China in recent days, please keep an eye on the latest notice and relevant information, make an appropriate arrangement for your trip and complete the nucleic acid test in advance

Breaking! An Ethiopian Aircraft Erupts into Flames at Shanghai Airport

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An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 777F has caught fire at Shanghai Pudong airport while cargo was being loaded. 

The carrier says in a statement that the aircraft is registered ET-ARH and was on a regular scheduled cargo service from Shanghai Pudong to Sao Paolo, and onward to Santiago. 

The aircraft was only carrying freight so no passengers were on board, however there is no information as to any injuries to crew or staff on the ground.

Videos and photos on social media show a large part of the freighter’s aft section burnt away. While the fire’s cause is unknown, the footage indicates that it has been brought under control. 

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Attention! Work in China like These will Get Punished!

More and more people choose to come to work and live in China as the country is a vast world of opportunity. China has set procedures for foreigners working in China. If you want to make some money, obey the law, or you will face punishment. 
The official WeChat account of the National Immigration Administration has shared several cases about foreigners’ illegal employment. Let’s take a look and know more about relevant regulations. 
 
Attention! Work in China like These will Get Punished!
 
 
01 WORK WITHOUT PERMITS
 
Leo loves traveling around the world. During his trip to China with a tourist visa, he happened to know an international private school was recruiting foreign teachers, so he applied for the job and successfully got it. 
 
As a result, Leo was caught by the police officers. He and the school were fined 5,000 yuan and 10,000 yuan respectively. 
 

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Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

Article 41 Foreigners who work in China shall obtain work permits and work-type residence permits in accordance with relevant regulations. No entities or individuals shall employ foreigners who have no work permits or work-type residence permits.

Article 80 Foreigners who work in China illegally shall be fined not less than RMB 5,000 but not more than RMB 20,000 yuan; where circumstances are serious, they shall be detained for not less than five days but not more than fifteen days and shall also be fined not less than RMB 5,000 yuan but not more than RMB 20,000 yuan.

 
 
02 THE MULTITASKING STUDENTS 
 
Luke is an international student, but he didn’t go to school after obtaining a student visa. He was hired as a salesman and went to five kindergartens to teach, with a monthly salary of 8,000 yuan. 
 
Luke was sentenced to administrative detention for 10 days and was fined 10,000 yuan. The institution that hired him and the kindergartens were also fined 10,000 yuan, and their illegal gains were confiscated. 
 

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Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

Article 43 Any of the following acts of foreigners shall be deemed unlawful employment:

(1) Work in China without obtaining work permits or work-type residence permits in accordance with relevant regulations;

(2) Work in China beyond the scope prescribed in the work permits; or

(3) Foreign students work in violation of the regulations on the administration of foreign students working to support their study in China and work beyond the prescribed scope of jobs or prescribed time limit.

Article 80 Item 3 Individuals or entities that illegally employ foreigners shall be fined RMB 10,000 yuan for each illegally employed foreigner, with a cap of RMB 100,000 yuan in total; and the illegal gains, if any, shall be confiscated.

 
03 WORK BEYOND THE SCOPE
 
A performance team of 10 foreigners went to S province for dance performances with the approval by the provincial culture department and the Approval of Short-term Employment for Foreigners Working in P.R. China, while the scope of their performances was limited in Y city.
 
In order to increase income, the team leader privately contacted an agency to add another show in N city. 
 
The police officers find it out during the performances. In the end, the team and the agency were fined 50,000 yuan respectively and their illegal gains were confiscated. 
 

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Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

Article 43 Any of the following acts of foreigners shall be deemed unlawful employment:

(1) Work in China without obtaining work permits or work-type residence permits in accordance with relevant regulations;

(2) Work in China beyond the scope prescribed in the work permits; or

(3) Foreign students work in violation of the regulations on the administration of foreign students working to support their study in China and work beyond the prescribed scope of jobs or prescribed time limit.

Article 80 Item 2 Persons who introduce jobs to ineligible foreigners shall be fined RMB 5,000 yuan for each job illegally introduced to one foreigner, with a cap of not more than RMB 50,000 yuan in total; and entities that introduce jobs to ineligible foreigners shall be fined RMB 5,000 yuan for each job illegally introduced to one foreigner, with a cap of RMB 100,000 yuan in total; and the illegal gains, if any, shall be confiscated.

04 STAY & WORK ILLEGALLY
 
Peter got a part-time job with a monthly salary of more than 6,000 yuan during his studies in China. He was soon noticed by the police and was fined and ordered to exit China within a prescribed time limit.
 
However, Peter was bitter about the punishment. He didn’t leave as required and, on the contrary, worked again. A month later, he was caught again, being sentenced to administrative detention for 15 days and was repatriated. He was not be allowed to enter China for three years. 
 

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Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

Article 62 Item 1&3 Under any of the following circumstances, foreigners may be repatriated:

(1) Are ordered to exit China within a prescribed time limit but fail to do so;

(2) Are involved in circumstances in which they are not allowed to enter China;

(3) Illegally reside or work in China; or

(4) Need to be repatriated for violation of this Law or other laws or administrative regulations. 

Repatriated persons shall not be allowed to enter China for one to five years, calculating from the date of repatriation.

 
05 REPLACE THE APPROVED LIST
 
A performance team has organized 30 performers for a symphony concert in N city and obtained the relevant permit according to law. Before the performance, the police checked the performers’ documents and found that there were 20 performers not on the performance list. What’s more, the visas that nine of the other 10 performers held were tourist visas. 
 
In other words, only one performer in the team complied with the regulations. The police immediately halted the show. 
 

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Relevant Handling Procedures for Foreign Nationals’ Entry into China to Perform Short-Term Work Assignments

Article 4 Foreign performing groups and individuals coming to China for short-term commercial performance shall hold an approval document from Chinese government authorities for cultural affairs and the Approval of Short-Term Employment for Foreigners Working in the P.R.China; those coming to China for other short-term work assignments shall have an Alien Employment License and employment certificate.

Anyway, if you want to make a fortune in China, please follow the rules. We’ve posted some articles with guide and tips about working in China, hope that can help. If you want to apply for work visa or work permit, please feel free to contact us! 
 

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Foreigners Can Get Subsidy if Meet These Conditions! Let’s Check

Guangzhou has rolled out preferential individual income tax (IIT) policies in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. From July 1 to August 15, eligible applicants can submit an application online. 

Foreigners Can Get Subsidy if Meet These Conditions! Let's Check

Last year, Guangdong issued a Notice on Implementing the Individual Income Tax Preferential Policies in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (“the GBA”), which sets out the general framework for determining eligibility and extent of an individual income tax subsidy. 
 
Guangzhou later rolled out a series of interim measures for the policies and recently released the application guidance with some FAQs. Let’s check the details! 
 
Guide of the application for the IIT subsidies (in Chinese): 
http://kjj.gz.gov.cn/attachment/0/93/93272/6436217.pdf
 

Foreigners Can Get Subsidy if Meet These Conditions! Let's Check

 
What’s the main content of Guangzhou’s subsidy policy? 
 
The Interim Measures stipulate that overseas high-end talents and critically lacking talents who work within the administrative area of Guangzhou shall be given financial subsidies if their IIT paid in Guangzhou exceeds the tax amount computed at 15% of their taxable income. 
 
The subsidies are granted on a lump-sum basis every year. It will be open for application and granted after the settlement and payment of IIT in the following year. 
 
The period of IIT settlement in 2019 is between March 1 to June 30, 2020. And the applications for financial subsidies in 2019 are accepted from July 1 to August 15 this year
 
You can check the “read more” to get the full content of the measures.
 

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How to calculate the financial subsidy? 
 
Where an applicant earns incomes under Article 10 of the measures, the applicable annual financial subsidy shall be computed with the following formula: 
 
Financial subsidy=∑ (IIT balance by category each year × the proportion of IIT paid by category) 
 
The proportion of IIT paid by category = the amount of IIT paid by category in Guangzhou each year ÷ the amount IIT paid by category in China each year. 
 

Foreigners Can Get Subsidy if Meet These Conditions! Let's Check

 
Who are eligible for the subsidy? 
 
  1. The overseas high-end talents conform to the standards of the Catalogue of Overseas High-end Talents in Guangzhou.
  2. The overseas critically-lacking talents conform to the Catalogue of Critically-lacking Talents in Guangzhou, and the taxable income of IIT in the tax year shall exceed RMB 300,000
Meanwhile, the applicants mentioned above need to meet the following conditions:
 
  1. The applicant shall be a permanent resident of Hong Kong or Macao, a Hong Kong resident under the Hong Kong’s Admission Schemes for Talents, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, a Taiwanese resident, a foreigner, or a returned overseas Chinese or a returned overseas Chinese student who has obtained the right of long-term residence abroad; 

     

  2. The applicant shall work or be employed by enterprises and other institutions registered in Guangzhou during the tax year, or alternatively provide independent personal services in Guangzhou, work in Guangzhou for a minimum of 90 days during the tax year, and pay IIT in Guangzhou according to law; 

     

  3. Within three years before applying for financial subsidies, the applicant shall have no information records of major tax violations, no records of dishonest acts such as false reporting, false collection, fraud, misappropriation of financial funds, violation of scientific research ethics and integrity, and no records of serious violation of laws or regulations, such as being included into the blacklist of debtors for law enforcement, being subject to criminal punishment or ordered to suspend production or business, being revoked of the business license or permit, or receiving administrative punishment involving large sum of fine. The applicant is not directly or primarily responsible for the above acts or records of the withholding agent, nor is he the legal representative or responsible person of the withholding agent.

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What materials are required for the application? 
 
For overseas hight-end talents: 
  1. Application Form for IIT Financial Subsidy from the applicant 
  2. Applicant’s valid identity certificate 
  3. Confirmation documents of the applicant’s qualification 
  4. Materials to prove that the applicant’s annual working days in Guangzhou reach a minimum of 90 days
  5. Commitment Letter for IIT Financial Subsidy
  6. Materials to prove that the applicant is enlisted in talents projects
  7. Power of attorney
For overseas critically-lacking talents: 
  1. Application Form for IIT Financial Subsidy from the applicant 
  2. Applicant’s valid identity certificate
  3. Materials to prove that the applicant’s annual working days in Guangzhou reach a minimum of 90 days 
  4. Materials to prove that the applicant’s academic degree skill, qualification, and so on 
  5. Commitment Letter for IIT Financial Subsidy 
  6. Materials to prove that the applicant is enlisted in talents projects 
  7. Power of attorney
Must the applicant have both the A-type work permit and the confirmation letter for foreign high-end talents? 
 
No. The eligible applicant holding any of them can enjoy the financial subsidies.
 

Foreigners Can Get Subsidy if Meet These Conditions! Let's Check

 
If you want to know more about the policies, please click “read more” to check the Interim Measures of Guangzhou for Administration of Financial Subsidies under Preferential IIT Policies in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
 
In the meantime, HACOS provides professional business services including tax consulting. You can contact us anytime to get a better solution for your business

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Officials of Yuexiu Customs Visited HACOS Business Services

Last week, Yuexiu Customs officials visited HACOS and met with our founders for research and guidance of the work in foreign trade import and export services. 

Officials of Yuexiu Customs Visited HACOS Business Services

On May 21, Lin Wu, director of Yuexiu Customs, and other officials came and visited HACOS with the accompany of our founders Harvey, Nico and Jessie. 
 
After checking HACOS’s situation of epidemic prevention and control, and the resumption of work and operation, the officials show their concerns for the employees. 
 

Officials of Yuexiu Customs Visited HACOS Business Services

In the meeting, Harvey, general manager of HACOS, introduced the company’s basic situation, main businesses and the current development status. 
 

Officials of Yuexiu Customs Visited HACOS Business Services

According to Harvey, HACOS Business Services will keep focused on providing foreign trade enterprises with comprehensive business solutions ranging from business opportunities, export agency, international logistics, as well as finance and tax services. 
 

Officials of Yuexiu Customs Visited HACOS Business Services

As one of the first batch of companies in Guangzhou working on Market Purchase Trade Mode, HACOS has always deeply served foreign trade businessmen and major wholesale markets in China. 
 
With the experiences of being a service provider of Xindadi Fashion Plaza, one of the Chinese biggest clothing wholesale markets, our founders put forward the problems encountered in promoting the Market Purchase Mode. The officials took the time to answer them and help us work better in the meeting. 
 

Officials of Yuexiu Customs Visited HACOS Business Services

We’ve learned a lot from the meeting and are really grateful for Yuexiu Customs’ support and encouragement. The officials’ visit has given us great confidence for the future! 
 HACOS will stick to our post to do the best in foreign trade services! 

Officials of Yuexiu Customs Visited HACOS Business Services

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Hooray! Cinemas, Shopping Malls & Gyms to Reopen in Guangzhou!

Good news! Guangzhou will relax community management and reopen indoor venues according to the city’s latest notice. Places such as shopping malls, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants are allowed to fully open again. 
Hooray! Cinemas, Shopping Malls & Gyms to Reopen in Guangzhou!
Guangzhou government on Monday has released the Notice on COVID-19 Prevention and Control. Except for some communities that need to continue health code checks on and registration of people coming to the community, strict management of most neighborhoods will loosen
 
Hooray! Cinemas, Shopping Malls & Gyms to Reopen in Guangzhou!
 
In addition, with the proviso that epidemic prevention and control measures are fully implemented, Guangzhou will allow the following venues to fully open again
 
  • Shopping malls 

  • Office buildings

  • Supermarkets 

  • Hotels 

  • Restaurants

  • Agricultural produce trading markets 

 
Parks, tourist attractions, sports venues, theaters will also be reopened, but with a restricted flow of visitors, and reservations will continue to be essential. This is in line with current practice in libraries, museums, art galleries and other indoor venues. 
 
The city is also allowing necessary conferences and exhibitions to be hosted. 
 
Hooray! Cinemas, Shopping Malls & Gyms to Reopen in Guangzhou!
 
Meanwhile, the notice also specifies that people need to carry face masks, and wear them when at a crowded space. 
Hooray! Cinemas, Shopping Malls & Gyms to Reopen in Guangzhou!
Moreover, Guangzhou is allowing all students to return to school. The city’s primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities will have staggered starts. 
 

Hooray! Cinemas, Shopping Malls & Gyms to Reopen in Guangzhou!

△ However, students who are currently overseas are not allowed to go back to school so far. 

 
Speaking of schools’ reopening, Beijing and Shanghai will further reopen schools
 
According to Beijing’s education commission, students in the capital will gradually return to campus in June. Primary schools and kindergartens in Shanghai will also reopen from June. 
What do you think about the notice? Plz leave a comment below and tell us! 
 

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The 126th Canton Fair Countdown! Are You Ready?

The 126th China Import & Export Fair (Canton Fair) will kick off. As the largest comprehensive international trade exhibition with the greatest business turnover in China, the Canton Fair attracts millions of overseas buyers. Let’s check what you need to know about the latest session! 

It’s our great honor to invite you to visit us at 126th Canton Fair. A good opportunity to make a better understanding of marketing issues & future business. 

Welcome to HACOS’s booth at No. T69 on the pavement. 

The 126th Canton Fair Countdown! Are You Ready?

WHEN

Phase 1

Oct 15-19, 2019

Phase 2

Oct 23-27, 2019

Phase 3

Oct 31- Nov 4, 2019

(More information about exhibit categories is shown below) 

WHERE

Venue

China Import & Export Fair (Pazhou) Complex

Address

No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China

The 126th Canton Fair Countdown! Are You Ready?

HOW TO ATTEND

Getting your Buyer Card via Online Pre-application is your option. It is the only official admission to Canton Fair. 
If you have got a Buyer card, please pay attention: 
 
The Badge is valid for multiple sessions of the Fair, which ensures your entrance to the Fair directly and saves your time with an easy access. 
 
If you forgot to bring or lose it, re-application will cost you 200 RMB/card as service fee. The previous badge will be invalid right after re-application, please ensure the badge you wear is the newest. 
 
The 126th Canton Fair Countdown! Are You Ready?
 

HOW TO REGISTER

For your convenient registration, the Fair has Buyer E-Service Tool (BEST) platform for pre-registration, and overseas buyers’ registration offices both in Complex and hotels in Guangzhou and nearby cities. 
Website: http://invitation.cantonfair.org.cn/BuyerUser/RegisterUser
The 126th Canton Fair Countdown! Are You Ready?

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, is held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, China. 
The Canton Fair enhances trade connection between China and the world. It is an outstanding platform explore the international market
Up to the 125th session, the accumulated export volume has amounted to about USD 1.3834 trillion and the total number of overseas buyers has reached 8.80 million
 
Official Website: http://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en/index.aspx

EXHIBIT CATEGORIES

Check the following website to search and view the exhibitor and product list of each section. 
 
Website: http://i.cantonfair.org.cn/en/Categories/Index
 

Phase 1

Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances

  • Consumer Electronics and Information Products

  • Electronic and Electrical Products

  • Household Electrical Appliances

 

Lighting Equipment

  • Lighting Equipment

Vehicles & Spare Parts

  • Bicycles

  • Motorcycles

  • Vehicle Spare Parts

  • Vehicles

Machinery

  • Power Machinery and Electric Power

  • Large Machinery & Equipment

  • General Machinery, Small Processing Machinery and Industrial Accessories

  • Construction and Agriculture Machinery (Indoor & Outdoor)

Hardware & Tools

  • Hardware

  • Tools

 

Building Materials

  • Building and Decorative Materials

  • Sanitary and Bathroom Equipment

 

Chemical Products

  • Chemical Products

Energy Resources

  • New Energy Resources

 

International Pavilion

  • International Pavilion (Phase 1)

 

Phase 2

Consumer Goods

  • Kitchenware & Tableware

  • General Ceramics

  • Household Items

  • Personal Care Products

  • Toiletries

  • Pet Products & Food

 

Gifts

  • Clocks, Watches & Optical Instruments

  • Toys

  • Gifts and Premiums

  • Festival Products

 

Home Decorations

  • Art Ceramics

  • Glass Artware

  • Weaving, Rattan and Iron products

  • Home Decorations

  • Gardening Products

  • Stone/Iron Decoration & Outdoor Spa Equipment

  • Furniture

Phase 3

Textiles & Garments

  • Men and Women’s Clothing

  • Kids’ Wear

  • Underwear

  • Sports and Casual Wear

  • Furs, Leather, Downs & Related Products

  • Fashion Accessories and Fittings

  • Home Textiles

  • Textile Raw Materials & Fabrics

  • Carpets & Tapestries

 

Shoes

  • Shoes

 

Office Supplies, Cases & Bags, and Recreation Products

  • Office Supplies

  • Cases and Bags

  • Sports, Travel and Recreation Products

Medicines, Medical Devices and Health Products

  • Medicines, Health Products and Medical Devices

 

Food

  • Food

 

International Pavilion

  • International Pavilion (Phase 3)

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How Trade War Can Affect Your Business & FX Market

China on Monday struck back at US tariffs on Chinese goods, announcing duties of between 5% to 25% on roughly $60 billion worth of US goods since June 1st.

How Trade War Can Affect Your Business & FX Market

The move follows Friday increase in US tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports from 10% to 25%.

 

How Trade War Can Affect Your Business & FX Market

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05

FX Market

How does the trade war affect businesses that work with foreign currencies?

If the U.S. dollar continues its consolidated strength, U.S.-based exporters may find it harder to sell goods and/or services abroad. 

How Trade War Can Affect Your Business & FX Market

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Further trade war escalations with China, in particular, will likely cause concern across the globe, weakening confidence in other currencies.

 

How Trade War Can Affect Your Business & FX Market

 

For companies outside the U.S. with exposure to foreign currencies, continued escalations in the trade war will likely create considerable volatility in FX markets. 

02
05

Stock Markets 

The escalating US-China trade war wiped out more than $1 trillion of stock market value on Monday, led by losses in the tech sector

How Trade War Can Affect Your Business & FX Market

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European shares lost 1.2% and emerging-market stocks shed 1.7%.

The declines were the most severe in the US, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both dropping 2.4%. The Nasdaq fell 3.4%, its biggest daily percentage loss of the year.

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Other countries 

It is not just the countries at the center of the trade war that will be adversely affected.

In the case of countries that are caught in the crossfire of trade wars, like Australia or Sweden, they too may suffer weakening investor confidence, and their home currencies might see declines as a result.

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While the initial rounds of tariffs didn’t impact currency markets in a meaningful way, the Australian dollar and Swedish krona declined in June 2018 after U.S.-China tariff threats ramped up. The Mexican peso and Canadian dollar have also both suffered declines as a result of the Trump tariffs.

Another example is Australia, whose economy depends heavily on China. Any slowdown or damage to the Chinese economy as a result of U.S. tariffs is likely to feel a knock-on effect as it creates downward pressure on the AUD.

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Foreign Trade

Affected by the US-China trade war, Mexican steel imports are imposed a 15% tariff, stems mainly as a response to protect domestic manufacturers from a glut of the commodity that has flooded international markets.

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In Dongguan, a company was affected by this war too. In order to counteract the increase of original material price, house rent, and labor cost, it has slashed 50 employees in numbers. 

In fact, this move could actually reduce its cost by nearly 200,000 RMB a month.

Certainly, no matter in the US or China, both side will be affected to some extent. Almost 1 million American jobs are at risk due to the effects of the current trade war, according to SCMP.

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Stay focused

Though China was forced to impose the tariffs, it also did so in a way that avoided a further escalation and left room for negotiations.

5月13日消息(新闻联播):本台刊播《国际锐评:中国已做好全面应对的准备》。

On May 13th, the news in CCTV: China is ready to respond comprehensively to the trade war.

锐评指出,对于美方发起的贸易战,中国早就表明态度:不愿打,但也不怕打,必要时不得不打。

Faced with the trade war initiated by the US, China has a clear attitude: we’re not willing to be imposed, and we’re not afraid to be imposed, but we will have to impose if necessary!

面对美国的软硬两手,中国也早已给出答案:谈,大门敞开;打,奉陪到底。

We already have the answer to reply: if negotiate, the door is open; if impose, the war will continue!

经历了5000多年风风雨雨的中华民族,什么样的阵势没见过?!

Having experienced more than 5000-years of ups and downs, China nation won’t fear!

在实现民族复兴的伟大进程中,必然会有艰难险阻甚至惊涛骇浪。

In the process of realizing national rejuvenation, there will inevitably be difficulties.

美国发起的对华贸易战,不过是中国发展进程中的一道坎儿,没什么大不了,中国必将坚定信心、迎难而上,化危为机,斗出一片新天地。

In the face of the trade war, it’s just a little obstacle in the development, which is not a big deal. China will firm confidence, overcome difficulties, turn crisis into the chance, strengthen in numbers to open up a new filed!

China is strongly against levying more tariffs, which cannot help solve the trade issue nor benefit the two sides and the world,” said Liu He.

 

China’s stance has always been consistent and clear-cut, that is, firm opposition to unilateral additional tariffs,” said Gao Feng, spokesperson of China’s Ministry of Commerce. “There is no winner in the trade war, which is not in line with the interests of both parties as well as the world,” Gao noted.

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Not All People Available to 144hrs Visa-Free Transit Policy!

Starting May 1st, travelers from 53 countries can enjoy a 144-hour visa-free period when transferring through Guangdong

 

Not All People Available to 144hrs Visa-Free Transit Policy!

 

At present, channels for visa-free transit passengers are set in the ports of entry.

 

Not All People Available to 144hrs Visa-Free Transit Policy!

“Foreign transit passengers are, however, required to remain within Guangdong during the 144 hours,” Lin, Deputy Director General of the Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department added.

 

01

Available Ports

 

Airports

Baiyun International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Meizhou Airport, Zhanjiang Airport, Jieyang Chaoshan Airport

Railway

Guangzhou East Railway Station, Dongguan Railway Station, Foshan Railway Station, Zhaoqing Railway Station

Highway

Shenzhen

Shatoujiang Port, Wen Jindu Port, Huanggang Port, Luohu Port, Shenzhen Bay Port, Futian Port

Zhuhai

Gongbei Port, Hengqin Port

Harbors

Guangzhou

Port of Guangzhou Gang, Port of Nansha Gang, Port of Lianhuashan Gang

Shenzhen

Port of Shekou Gang, wharf of Shenzhen Bao’an International Aiport

Zhuhai

Port of Jiuzhougang, Wanzi Port, Port of Wanshangang, Port of Doumen Gang

Jiangmen

Port of Jiangmen Gang, Port of Heshan Gang

Foshan

Port of Foshan Gaoming Gang, Port of Rongqi Gang

Zhongshan

Port of Zhongshan Guang

Dongguan

Port of Dongguan Humen Gang

 

Not All People Available to 144hrs Visa-Free Transit Policy!

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Available countries

 

Europe

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Monaco, Belarus

America

United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile

Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

Asia

Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE, Qatar

03

Steps&Sample

 

Not All People Available to 144hrs Visa-Free Transit Policy!

Not All People Available to 144hrs Visa-Free Transit Policy!

 

04

Q&A 

 

Q1: Where can foreign passengers eligible for the 144-hour visa-free transit apply when they arrive at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport?

Special areas for 144-Hour Temporary Entry Permit Application have been set up in both T1 and T2 at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Passengers eligible for visa-free transit can follow the guide signs to the application area.

 

Q2: What documents do I need to show the immigration officer for inspection while applying for 144-hour visa-free transit?
  1. Passport or other international travel documentation with a remaining valid period of more than three months;

  2. Arrival card for temporary entry foreigners (144-hour visa-free transit) filled out;

  3. Onward ticket to a third country (or region) with confirmed departure time and seat within 144 hours of arrival, which can be an air, sea or train ticket

 

Q3: How long does the whole process take?

It will take about 10 minutes during passenger-flow rush hours.

 

Q4: When do the 144 hours of visa-free stay start?

After confirming your qualification for the 144-hour visa-free transit, you will get a temporary entry permit from the immigration inspection station. Then from 00:00 of the next day upon your arrival in China, you can stay within the designated area without a Chinese visa for a maximum of 144 hours (6 days).

 

Q5: Under what circumstances are foreigners not allowed a temporary stay permit?

Under any of the following circumstances, foreigners will not be issued a temporary stay permit by exit/entry border inspection authorities:

 

  1. Circumstances in which entry is not allowed in accordance with laws or administrative regulations;

  2. Valid period of passport or other international document is less than three months, or there is a previous rejection stamp from China’s visa-issuing authorities;

  3. Have a record of illegal entry into or exit from China, illegal residence or illegal employment in the past five years;

  4. Have violated regulations on accommodation registration under serious circumstances over the past two years.

 

05

Special Notes

Not All People Available to 144hrs Visa-Free Transit Policy!

☉During the visa-free transit period, foreigners should abide by China’s laws and regulations and stay in the designated area.

 Not All People Available to 144hrs Visa-Free Transit Policy!U May Stay in China Illegally? Check This First!

 

☉If foreigners stay in hotels in China, the hotels should register their stay. For foreigners who reside or stay in domiciles other than hotels, they or the persons who accommodate them should, within 24 hours after arrival, go through the registration process with the public security bureau or foreigner service stations in local police stations near the place of residence.

 

☉If foreigners need to stay in the designated areas beyond the 144 hours due to uncontrollable circumstances, they should immediately notify and apply to the exit/entry administration department of the public security bureau for corresponding stay permits.

 

☉Foreigners who fail to remain in the designated area or fail to leave within the specified time limit, to exit from designated ports or process accommodation registration, will be punished by exit/entry border inspection authorities or the local public security bureau according to the law.

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These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

Today is the 2019 Labour Day. Meanwhile, a series of new laws and regulations will take effect across China since today. Let’s check how your daily life in China will be changed.

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

1

All Freeways during Labor Day Holiday

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

This year’s Labor Day is a four-day holiday, and all toll roads in China are free. Tolls are waived for passenger vehicles of less than 7 seats (including 7 passengers) and motorcycles allowed to travel on ordinary toll roads. 

The free time starts at 00:00 on the first day of the holiday (May 1st) and ends at 24:00 on the last day of the holiday (May 4th).

2

Employers in China Can Pay Less Social Insurance Fee Now!

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

The General Office of the State Council issued a plan to clearly indicate that from May 1st, the proportion of contributions paid to the basic endowment insurance by the employers will be reduced. 

  • At present, the provinces with a unit payment ratio higher than 16% can be reduced to 16%.

  • At the same time, the unemployment insurance and work injury insurance rates will continue to be reduced in stages.

In response to the pressure on the fund’s revenue and expenditure after the fee reduction, the Financial Dept. and the Human Resources & Social Security Dept. indicated that they will take effective measures to properly respond.

3

New Rule of Tax Resident in China

 

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

The State Administration of Taxation issued an announcement. According to the new regulations, since May 1st, foreigners living in China for 183 days (originally one year) are seen as tax residents.

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

According to article 4 of the new regulation,

  • If an individual who has no domicile in China and has resided in China for a total of 183 days for an annual period of not more than six consecutive years, the income derived from outside China and paid by entities or individuals outside China can be exempted from individual income tax.

  • If the foreign individual leaves China for more than 30 days consecutive a year, the period of continuous residence of more than 183 days in China will be counted anew.

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today! New Rule! Foreigners Can Avoid to Be Chinese Resident Taxpayers!

4

You Can Bring Pet to China Directly.

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

The General Administration of Customs has issued a notice. From May onwards, for the entry of passengers with pets, eligible for 30 days of isolation immunity, but only dogs or cats (one per person per time.)

Three types of inbound pets exempt from quarantine include: 

  • Pets from 19 designated countries or regionsNew Zealand, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Guam, Jamaica, Iceland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao. 

  • Pets from other non-designated countries and regions who can provide rabies antibody test reports issued by the accredited laboratory

  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs, rescue dogs and other pets that can provide relevant user certificates and professional training certificates.

5

These RMB Notes and Coins Can’t Be Used Anymore!

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

According to the central bank’s website, approved by the State Council, the People’s Bank of China decided to stop the circulation of the fourth set of RMB 100 yuan, 50 yuan, 10 yuan, 5 yuan, 2 yuan, 2 jiao and 1 jiao coin (hereinafter referred to as “the fourth set of RMB types”) on the market since May 1, 2019.

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!Attention! These RMB Notes and Coins Can’t Be Used Anymore!

6

Japanese Visa Applications Are Available Online

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

Japan’s ministry of foreign affairs has announced that from May, it will start online visa application service for Chinese tourist agencies to Japan. This is the first time that Japan has launched an online service for tourist visas to Japan, and China will become the first country to start such service.

However, it is important to note that this time the online visa application is targeted at the agency rather than individuals. Individuals to apply for a tourist visa to Japan should submit information to agencies around the country as before.

In addition, the government plans to introduce “E-visas” (limited to single-trip visas to Japan) in April 2020.

7

New Requirements for Company Registration and Alteration

These Policies Affect Your Life In China Since Today!

According to the requirements of the General Administration of Market Supervision, since May 1st, shareholders, legal persons, principals, executives, managers and other related natural persons must carry out real-name identification.

[Authentication Method]

Shareholders and legal persons download the “Real-name Authentication System”(实名身份验证系统) APP – complete the certification – make a screenshot – print (only domestic companies).

After completing the registration, you can continue to handle the business. Under the new policy, the company’s staff can be entrusted to others to finish company registration or alteration.

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China’s 2019 Ramadan Schedule Just Came Out!

Ramadan 2019 will begin on Monday, 6th May 2019 and end on Tuesday, 4th June 2019. Eid ul Fitr Date will be expected on Wednesday, 5th June 2019.

China's 2019 Ramadan Schedule Just Came Out!

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Here we have summarized the Ramadan Schedule of HongKong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Yiwu and Changchun. Once again, it is time to start planning your schedule ahead of Ramadan. Let’s have a look.

 

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China's 2019 Ramadan Schedule Just Came Out!

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China's 2019 Ramadan Schedule Just Came Out!

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China's 2019 Ramadan Schedule Just Came Out!

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China's 2019 Ramadan Schedule Just Came Out!

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China's 2019 Ramadan Schedule Just Came Out!

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China's 2019 Ramadan Schedule Just Came Out!

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China's 2019 Ramadan Schedule Just Came Out!

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New Chinese Policies Affect You Soon! Let’s Check

A series of new policies and measures have now been or will soon formally adopted and come into force. Let’s see how they will affect your everyday life in China and check the updates of important news! 

– 01 –

China releases official 2021 public holiday arrangement

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Last week, China’s General Office of the State Council released the official 2021 public holiday arrangement. There are 7 Chinese festivals having a holiday for all citizens, according to the Regulation on Public Holidays for National Annual Festivals and Memorial Days. 
 
We have summarized the related info and make the calendar for 2021, you can click here or check the following link the get the full content. 
 
Related article: China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out! 
– 02 –
Business visitors gain quick channel between China and Japan 
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China and Japan resumed business travel on Monday with a fast-track entry system that exempts eligible visitors from compulsory 14-day quarantine. 

 
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“It will accelerate the pace of resumption of companies’ manufacturing activities amid the pandemic and I believe it will provide an important support for the recovery and development of the Chinese and Japanese economies,” State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the online Sino-Japan forum on Monday. 
 
In a message read at the forum, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi also hailed the change. 
 
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According to Xinhua News, the newly-launched “fast track” can further fuel bilateral cooperation to beat the COVID-19 pandemic and get work and production back on track. 
– 03 –
You can buy cheaper flight tickets soon! China expands domestic route airfare reform

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The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said last week that it would liberalize airfares of domestic routes operated by at least three airlines from Dec 1. 
 
The reform will substantially increase the number of domestic air routes with market-based prices, and the mechanism for the market to determine prices will further strengthen, the CAAC said. 
 
This move will likely continue to tap domestic market demand and accelerate the recovery of the sector. 
 
– 04 –
Shenzhen checkpoint to suspend operation of 24-hour service

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The schedule for Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint to implement 24-hour border crossing service before the end of the year has been suspended due to COVID-19, the Shenzhen Municipal Office of Port of Entry and Exit announced on its official website.
 
Due to the risks of COVID-19, the border crossing time has been adjusted to 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the original 6:30 a.m. to midnight. 
 
Hong Kong and Shenzhen will develop and assess the 24-hour service appropriately under the overall situation of COVID-19 prevention and control, according to the website. 
 
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For the facilitation among cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen and Hong Kong had agreed in August to implement the 24-hour service at Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint. 
 
Shenzhen Bay Checkpoint will be one of the three checkpoints between Shenzhen and Hong Kong that offer the service if the arrangement goes through. The other two checkpoints are Liantang Checkpoint in Luohu District and Huanggang Checkpoint in Futian District. 
 
– 05 –
2 new intercity rail lines launched in Guangdong

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Two new intercity railways officially began service in Guangdong on Monday, further facilitating the travel of local residents and tourists in the province. 
 
The Guangzhou-Qingyuan Intercity Railway Line, which reaches 38.2 kilometers, will help accelerate the economic integration of Guangzhou and Qingyuan.
The new line has six stations, including two at ground level and four elevated. Travel time is about 30 minutes for the whole journey. 
 
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The 22.6 kilometer-long Guangdong Donghuan Intercity Railway has four stations, including one at ground level and three underground. It links Huadu station, also an intercity transfer station for the Guangzhou-Qingyuan line, to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, one of the major aviation hubs in the country. 
– 06 –
Loudspeakers to be banned in Shanghai metro 

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A new restriction on the use of loudspeakers in metros will take effect in Shanghai on Dec 1, according to Shanghai Metro on Wednesday. 
 
The posters about the new rules are already in trains. They also reiterate the rule that bans eating and drinking in carriages. 
 
The move has been supported by many netizens, some of whom have suggested that the rules be rolled out across the country.
 
Regarding the implementation of the rules, a staff member told local news portal ThePaper that passengers may alert the metro’s customer service when they notice any offenses being committed.
– 07 –
China to improve export control list as ECL to be effective

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The Ministry of Commerce will further improve the country’s export control list and release it in due course. 
 
Export control is a common international practice in which a country prohibits or restricts the export of specific items, Gao Feng, spokesperson for the ministry, told an online press briefing in October. 
 
His remarks came after China’s top legislature passed a law on export control, which would go into effect on December 1.
 
China may take countermeasures against any country or region that misuses export control measures and poses a threat to the country’s national security and interests, according to the new law. 
 
The law also specifies that technical documentation related to the items covered by the law is also subject to export control stipulations. 
If you want to source and export products from China, please feel free to contact us! 
 

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China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

Many of our friends working and living in China concern about the Chinese public holiday calendar a lot. As the Chinese holidays in 2021 have been officially announced on Wednesday, HACOS made a calendar for you. It’s time to start planning your schedule ahead of the next year! 

China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

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We have summarized the related info. from China’s General Office of the State Council and here is the complete public holiday schedule for 2021. 
 
It is noted that there will be some adjusted workdays for those who need to go to work or school even that’s the weekend. The government has set adjusted workdays to swapped with the weekdays next to the actual holiday to create a longer vacation period. 

NEW YEAR’S DAY

Jan 1, Fri

 

China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

 

Days off 3 days, Jan 1-3

No adjusted workdays

CHINESE NEW YEAR
(SPRING FESTIVALS)

Feb 11-12, Thu-Fri

China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

 

Days off 7 days, Feb 11-17

Adjusted Workdays 2 days, Feb 7 & Feb 20

TOMB SWEEPING DAY
(QINGMING FESTIVAL)

Apr 4, Sun

China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

 

Days off 3 days, Apr 3-5

No adjusted workdays

 

LABOUR DAY

May 1, Fri

China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

 

Days off 5 days, May 1-5

Adjusted Workdays 2 days, Apr 25 & May 8

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Jun 14, Tue

China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

 

Days off 3 days, Jun 12-14

No adjusted workdays

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

Sept 21, Thu

China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

 

Days off 3 days, Sept 19-21

Adjusted Workdays 1 day, Sept 18

 
CHINESE NATIONAL DAY

Oct 1, Fri

China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

 

Days off 7 days, Oct 1-7

Adjusted Workdays 2 days, Sept 26 & Oct 9

Here’s the official mini-program of China’s state council, please click in to check the detailed schedule China’s Official 2021 Public Holiday Calendar Just Came Out!

 
There are 7 Chinese festivals having a holiday for all citizens, according to the Regulation on Public Holidays for National Annual Festivals and Memorial Days. Hope you can enjoy your 2021 holiday! 
 
We will keep following the updates on preferential policies and measures for foreign friends. Stay tuned! 
 
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Attention! COVID-19 Risk Alert Raised in Several Regions

It is reported that China’s National Health Commission has received reports of several newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland, including domestically transmitted cases and imported cases. As of Monday, 10 places have been classified as high- or medium-risk areas. 
 
According to some media reports, several Chinese cities including Shanghai, Tianjin and Manzhouli have reported newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in recent days, raising concerns of a possible wave of the coronavirus. 
 
SHANGHAI
 

Attention! COVID-19 Risk Alert Raised in Several Regions

 
Four regions in Shanghai have been classified as medium-risk areas.
 
Shanghai reported two new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases on Nov 22, bringing the total of local infections this month to six. 
 
The five reported infections from Friday to Sunday (November 20-22) included three workers at a cargo station at Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the wives of two of them. The case reported on November 9 was a cargo porter at the same airport. 
 
The residential community at No 126 Alley Shunhe Road in Zhangjiang town (张江镇顺和路126弄小区) of Pudong district was labeled as a medium-risk region for the cases found. Four areas in Shanghai, all in Pudong, have been categorized as medium-risk regions as of Nov 23. 
 
MANZHOULI
 
Attention! COVID-19 Risk Alert Raised in Several Regions
 
Hulun Buir city issues Level-Ⅲ alert to coronavirus. 
 
The Manzhouli (满洲里), Hulun Buir city in Inner Mongolia reported two new local COVID-19 cases on Saturday. 
 
The city has suspended all inbound and outbound trains, as well as all flights departing from the city’s airport with a connection at Hohhot Baita International Airport in Inner Mongolia’s capital city. 
 
All public areas citywide, including schools, were asked to close, with all residents receiving nucleic acid tests for COVID-19 on Sunday. 
 
The city has recorded two medium-risk areas so far. The Hulun Buir city on November 21 activated a Level-Ⅲ alert to novel coronavirus, which will be in place through the end of this year.
 
TIANJIN
 
Attention! COVID-19 Risk Alert Raised in Several Regions
 
In Binhai New Area of North China’s Tianjin municipality, massive nucleic acid testing began on Saturday, and 2.24 million people have been tested by 7 p.m. Sunday. 
 
This followed a report of multiple local infections this month. Two men, both cargo workers at a frozen food company, were confirmed with COVID-19 on November 8 and on November 17, respectively. Four residents of the Kanhaixuan residential community (瞰海轩小区) in Binhai followed on November 20.
 
The community was classified as a high-risk area for COVID-19 from November 20. Another two regions in Binhai New Area were ranked at medium-risk level, including the blocks A and B of a cold-chain logistics area in the central fishing port (中心渔港).
 
FUYANG
 
Attention! COVID-19 Risk Alert Raised in Several Regions
 
Zhangyang residential community in Yingshang county, Fuyang (阜阳市颍上县), Anhui province, has been classified as a medium-risk region for COVID-19 since Nov 11. 
 
On Nov 10, the city reported a confirmed COVID-19 case, involving a cargo handler at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, who was a close contact of a confirmed case reported in Shanghai on Nov 9.
We will keep following the updates on pandemic prevention and control measures in China and the latest entry policies. Stay tuned! 
 
If you have any questions about coming to China, please feel free to contact HACOS

Attention! COVID-19 Risk Alert Raised in Several Regions

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Updates on Flights! 11 Flights to China Suspended or Canceled

According to China’s civil aviation regulator, there are several China-bound flights to be suspended in recent days. Today we will share the updates in order to help you plan your travel in advance. 
 
Updates on Flights! 11 Flights to China Suspended or Canceled
 
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Wednesday issued “circuit breaker” directives on several international airlines’ flights to China as some passengers on these flights have been tested positive for coronavirus. 
 
The involved airlines include Air France, Indonesia Sriwijaya Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines. 
 
Updates on Flights! 11 Flights to China Suspended or Canceled
 
Starting from November 23, several flights from the above-mentioned airlines will be temporarily suspended or canceled. Here is the detailed list: 
 
Updates on Flights! 11 Flights to China Suspended or Canceled
Based on the earlier “reward and circuit breaker mechanism”, airlines must suspend flights on a route for one week if five passengers test positive for coronavirus. If the number exceeds 10, the airline must suspend the flights for four weeks. 
 

Updates on Flights! 11 Flights to China Suspended or Canceled

 
The quota for the above-mentioned flights shall not be used for other routes. In addition, the flights from Air France, Indonesia Sriwijaya Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Air China, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines can continue to operate up to Nov 23
 
If a flight triggers the circuit breaker mechanism during this period, the suspension times will accumulate. 
 
If you have bought the tickets for the involved flight during the suspension period, please contact the airline to change the flight as soon as possible. 
 
Updates on Flights! 11 Flights to China Suspended or Canceled
We will keep following the updates on China-bound flights and the latest entry policies. Stay tuned! 
 
If you have any questions about coming to China, please feel free to contact HACOS

Updates on Flights! 11 Flights to China Suspended or Canceled

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