Incorporating

Incorporating a Business in China

Like all cities, provinces and Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in mainland China, incorporating a business in China is a process that involves collaboration between multiple Chinese Governmental Organizations. For detailed information on setting up a business in China, please see our China Incorporation Overview Guide.

The Chinese Central Government offers four basic incorporation structures for foreign investors that are tailored to fit a wide range of business needs. Local authorities have different tax policies and regulation processes for each structure, so the benefits of each incorporation structure are reliant upon location and intended scope of business. The four structures include:

Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) and Foreign Invested Commercial Enterprises (FICE)
Joint Venture (JV)
Representative Office (RO)
Partnership Enterprise (PE)

For more information about starting a business in China, please view Q & A: Starting a Business in China.

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