Furthermore, by the end of the year 2019. The number has reached 1,001,377 according to Chinanews.com. It reported the data by the Ministry of the Commerce People’s Republic of China.
That is to say, more than a million enterprises in China involve foreign investment. And 84,000 of them are doing import and export. The amount of import and export business by foreign enterprises in China has reached 12,600 billion CNY. (About 1,777.55 billion USD)
A lucrative number.
And you can open a foreign company in China, too. We’re going to talk about the company types, benefits, challenges, how to open a foreign company in China and more. Find the details below.
Why open a company in China?
As the choice of millions of foreign businessmen, the reason is easy and clear.
You can make more money by opening a company in China.
As you know, China is a big country with great development potential. In the past 50 years, China went through an economic miracle. From a least developed country to the world’s second-largest economy.
Since the start of economic reforms, China has become one of the most popular countries for foreign direct investment (FDI).
Feeling more interested in opening a company in China now?
The setup process itself is not hard when you meet the requirements. Especially when you have GEI with you along the way.
But before the setup process, we need to know the types of the foreign company in China. So that you can have a comprehensive understanding of the topic. Hence a better choice on which type to start with.
China’s economic growth is a result of the country’s stability. In terms of the society, and politics.
Thanks to that, China’s development continues since the past decades.
And a stable society remains critical for economic growth. It’s a very basic but important guarantee for business activities.
The story of COVID-19 just well witnesses that. The epidemic outburst in January 2020. But it got controlled in several months. And the economy continued to pick up and grow after that. Compared with the circumstances in other places as you can tell.
Of course, the improved result owes to the contribution of the people. Especially those who sacrificed during the fight.
But it is still a miracle you probably won’t find in any other countries in the world.
All in all, it’s pretty safe to have your company set up in China rather than other places.
Unlike the businesses without the form as a company. Their liability is subject to the actual loss without the specific registered amount. In other words, if the loss is 20 million, they will have to pay 20 million to cover that.
But for a company, the payment is up to the registered capital. For example, you claim 100,000 as the registered capital for your company. And your company have a debt of 20 million. You are responsible for the 100,000 but no more than that.
For the amount beyond the ability of your company to pay. You’ll have to claim for bankruptcy of the company though.
Better protection by the law
A company in China is a legal entity.
That means, from the established date of your company, it gets protection from the Chinese government.
And it covers your business activity and the other rights of your business.
And that gives more flexibility for you to make use of the profits you made in the country.
Challenges for foreign company in China
Along with the benefits, there are some challenges in the Chinese market for your consideration. Although the economic growth of China is quickly and steady.
In this part, we focus on four key challenges related to the business environment, regulatory and cultural challenges, and innovation and human resource management. The latter two are key management challenges.
Firstly, China is a rising market. Its institutional environment of law and regulation is pretty weak and fast. In addition, related government procedures are often not that open.
This means relatively standard day-to-day tasks can waste management resources in some ways.
Secondly, government actors at the local and central levels may be of greater importance because of their information imbalance. Also, they are likely to use the vulnerability of local institutions and regulation procedures.
So, they can support domestic companies more and earlier. Especially, China uses interventions in areas like new electric vehicle and battery technologies, semiconductors, solar panels/modules and wind power.
Thirdly, the relationship between China and the United States is close to industrial policies.
China has a 5000-year long history. Its culture influences Asia greatly. The Chinese culture has a rich and deep value system. In a foreign company, people from different countries and cultural backgrounds can communicate with each other. They may have conflicts, also, they may blend together.
Many joint companies are willing to provide knowledge, learning and experience, but some are not.
The concerns are pretty much for intellectual property. Meanwhile, you can find more and more measures by the Chinese government. For the purpose to protect the rights of intellectual property.
There are two ways for innovation management challenge.
One is Mergers and Acquisitions(M&A). It is to upgrade innovation and technologies. The other one is to encourage high-skilled talent to return to China.
In a word, collaboration and cooperation is the way we should carry on. China may lead innovation even do better, the breakthrough. And foreign companies need to adjust their innovation strategies to succeed.
Human resource management challenges
Most of the foreign firms in China have two challenges in human resource management.
The first one is how to attract and retain high-quality talent. Because high-quality talent may request a higher payment. Although much less than the those in developed countries.
The second one is the aging society issue. Not that many people are willing to raise more children than before.
But fortunately, the situation is improving thanks to the new policy. That is, the Chinese government is encouraging people to have a second baby in many developed areas.
As the saying goes, opportunities and challenges exist at the same time.
Indeed, it is not easy to do business in a foreign country. Still, the huge Chinese market provides an environment with many opportunities.
Despite all these challenges, many foreign companies in China find their ways to succeed.