How to Manage HR Issues in China

  • Date
    15 December 2016 - 15 December 2016
  • Beijing Time
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Venue
    EUROCHAMBRES Avenue des Arts, 19 A/D, Kunstlaan 1000 Brussels
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The growing importance of the Chinese economy is no secret. As a western company, you may have come across some issues with employment regulation in China while doing your utmost to market yourselves to Chinese. To offer help and assistance in a more tailored way, the EU SME Centre and the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC) would like to invite you to our workshop: “How to manage your people in China” on Thursday, December 15, 2016, in Brussels.

EU SME Centre Legal Advisor Ludmila Hyklova will deliver the training workshop. She advises European SMEs looking to establish themselves in the Chinese market and has been involved in legal consulting on international investment and cooperation for more than 17 years. She will share her experience and provide you with some insight on internal Labour rules and how to effectively guide your employees in China.

Main topics

  • What options do you have when contracting Chinese individuals?
  • What are the procedures to employ foreigners in China?
  • What do you have to be aware in terms of employment Contract and Labour Law Requirements?
  • What clauses should you include into employee handbook?
  • What are the most common causes of a labour dispute?
  • What are the costs of employing in China?


09:00 – 09:15 Registration

09:15 – 09:20 Welcome words by Mr Bernard Dewit, Chairman of BCECC

09:20 – 10:45 Requirements for the Employment of Foreign and Chinese Staff in China, EU SME Centre Legal Expert

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Employment Contract and Labour Law Requirements, EU SME Centre Legal Expert

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch break

13:15 – 14:30 Employee Handbook Preparation, EU SME Centre Legal Expert

14:30 – 15:30 Best Practices for dealing with Labour Disputes, EU SME Centre Legal Expert

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45 Costs of employing in China, EU SME Centre Legal Expert

16:45 – 17:00 Wrapping up, end of the Workshop.

All the participants will receive a free copy of the latest EU SME Centre report: Preparing an Employee Handbook in China (normal cost: EUR 50) and a printed copy of starter kit consisting of four publications:

  • Is China on your Radar?
  • Ways to Enter the Chinese Market
  • Exporting Goods, Services and Technology to the Chinese Market
  • Knowing Your Partners in China



Avenue des Arts, 19 A/D, Kunstlaan 1000 Brussels

Closest Metro: ARTS LOI / KUNST WET

Closest parking: Rue de la Loi 19, Wetstraat 1000 Brussels

Sign Up

The registration fee for BCECC members is 320€/person (excl. VAT) and 390€/person (excl. VAT) for non-members.

Please register online or send the attached registration form by e-mail to or by fax to 02 649 04 39 before December 9, 2016.

About the Trainer

Li Jiao

Buren lawyers, civil-law notaries and tax advisers

Chinese attorney-at-law since 2007

Joined HIL in 2010 which has merged with Buren in 2016, now the largest China-focused law practice in the Netherlands with offices also in Beijing and Shanghai

Expertise: commercial contracts, intellectual property, joint ventures, M&A

Guest lecturer at Erasmus University and Wageningen University

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