Visa & Mandatory Insurance for Foreigners in China | Inter-Chamber SME Working Group Meeting

  • Date
    16 September 2015 - 16 September 2015
  • Beijing Time
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Venue
    C411A, European Chamber of Commerce, Beijing Lufthansa Center 50 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang Districut, Beijing 100125 北京朝阳区亮马桥路五十号燕莎中心写字楼C411A
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Companies have experienced difficulties obtaining visa for foreign interns as a number of years of work experiences are required. However, this policy seems to be flexible in Shanghai now as Shanghai has recently approved the first work permit for an international student who has just graduated. Experienced professionals, on the other hand, still encounter difficulties getting work visa in China in many cases.

It’s important for companies and individual professionals to understand relevant policies and how they should be applied in practice. For this purpose, the EU SME Centre and the European Union Chamber of Commerce SME Forum are inviting you to this Inter-Chamber SME Working Group meeting. During the meeting, you will learn about:

  • Recent Visa Legislation and Developments
  • Main Visa Types in Your Daily Business and Their Applied Areas
  • Visa Application Procedures for Qualified Experts, Professionals and Interns
  • Latest New Rules in Shanghai
  • Mandatory Foreign Employee Participation in China’s Insurance

Tentative Agenda

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm: Registration

4.00 pm – 4.10 pm: Welcome and Introduction

4.10 pm – 4.40 pm: Visa Legislation and Development & Case Study, Tina Li, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing Shanghai Representative Office

4.40 pm – 5.10 pm: Mandatory Foreign Employee Participation in China’s insurance, David Niu, Manager, Dezan Shira & Associates

5.10 pm – 6.00 pm: SME Best Practice Sharing/Q&A

About the Speaker

Tina Li, Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing Shanghai Representative Office

Tina has extensive experience on a wide range of labor issues, including hiring and termination, employer’s rules and regulations, mass layoffs, wage and working hour arrangements, global mobility and employee transition issues in M&A transactions. Tina has been working in Taylor Wessing since 2006. She obtained her LLB and LLM from one of the top Chinese universities. In 2005, Tina was admitted to the Chinese bar. Tina is one of the co-authors of the International Employment Newsletter of Taylor Wessing.

David Niu, Manger, Dezan Shira & Associates

David Niu works as a manager in the Corporate Accounting Services team in Dezan Shira’s Bejing office. With over 10 years of experience in tax advisory, corporate accounting and finance, David worked in a various roles in both accounting outsourcing firms and in-house accounting management for multinational enterprises and domestic corporations. He was awarded Masters in Banking and Finance from University of Wales in the United Kingdom, and has been concentrating on researches on the development of China’s Service Outsourcing industry.


This meeting is open to European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and SME intermediary organisations such as embassies or consulates, chambers of commerce and trade associations only. If you would like to attend, please send an email to Pianpian Huang,

About Inter-Chamber SME Working Group

The Inter-Chamber Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Working Group was established in 2014 as a new advocacy element of EU SME Centre Phase II with the objective of strengthening advocacy for EU SMEs. The Inter-Chamber SME Working Group is based on the existing Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Forum of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, bringing together European SMEs and creating a strong channel to express concerns and report challenges they face in conducting business in China.

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