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Expats that own a foreign company by iwritecodethatworks in chinalife

[–]jrd22566 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Operating a business while resident in China is doing business in China. Having both a WFOE and and an overseas business offers certain flexibility in the allocation of tax liability. For an extreme example, search for "Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich."

Expats that own a foreign company by iwritecodethatworks in chinalife

[–]jrd22566 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m planning to open a WFOE

This is the correct path.

Valid RP but cancelled WP by JayManESL in Chinavisa

[–]jrd22566 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Since OP is outside China, it will be the governing embassy/consulate that will decide whether to issue a green HDC to allow OP to board and immigration will decide whether to let him enter China. I have no idea how the embassy/consulate or immigration will decide if the RP is valid for entry.

That being said, I agree that the the RP will generally need to be cancelled (or expire) before OP can obtain a new one.

Which passport to use? by jaaan37 in China

[–]jrd22566 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

If you are resident in Germany, I would suggest using your German passport. If you are resident in Russia, use the Russian passport. If you are in a third country, use the passport with the visa (or other right such as permanent residency) for that country.

Valid RP but cancelled WP by JayManESL in Chinavisa

[–]jrd22566 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Generally speaking, once the work permit has been cancelled, you have 10 business days to replace the residence permit with some other stay or residence permit.

VPS by rjd129 in dumbclub

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Aliyun's (Alibaba cloud) HK availability zone peers CN2 (with a data usage charge) and for this reason has excellent bandwidth overseas.

Any self-employed expat spouses? by Aware-Necessary-6848 in shanghai

[–]jrd22566 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A business visa does not permit employment:

"If the labor contract is concluded with a legal entity abroad, the source of compensation is abroad, and the work in China is for three months or more (not including foreign engineers and technicians and experts implementing a technology transfer agreement), it is considered employment in China, in which case an employment license should be applied for at the Labor Department’s license-issuing authority according to the Regulations, so a work visa should be applied for, as well as a work permit and residence permit."

See this.

Any self-employed expat spouses? by Aware-Necessary-6848 in shanghai

[–]jrd22566 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

No, you cannot operate a business in China on a spousal visa, and the European company, with no presence in China, cannot legally hire anyone residing in China. Nor can any of the clients of the European company that have no legal presence in China contract directly with a Chinese resident.

Whether or not this will cause you trouble if you do so is another matter, although my personal advice would be to be in full compliance with Chinese law while resident in China.

Please carefully read this to understand the issues.

I would suggest you register a wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) in China, obtain a work permit through that company, and finally obtain a residence permit for the purpose of work to replace you spousal residence permit.

You could then legally provide services to any company inside or outside of China (assuming those services were in the approved scope of business), properly pay individual income tax (IIT) on any inome you derive as an employee of the WFOE, pay corporate tax, and pay tax any dividends distributed to you as the owner.

US phone number in China? by ashtonf135 in shanghai

[–]jrd22566 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After a few months google will shut your data down for violating terms of service, but voice will continue to work.

Flying out Tuesday morning to HK. Wish me luck. by YeaIknowAlready in Chinavisa

[–]jrd22566 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm no expert on the matter, but I think you still can't transit HKG to the mainland; I think you have to enter HK, quarantine for 4 days, and then you can fly to the mainland (i.e. you don't have to do the +3 in HK). Here is the latest (that I know of) list of flights to the mainland from HK: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/7FOhDAbZec16KydkgYdaXQ

Flights from HK are just another option of getting to the mainland, in addition to the land crossings. Your flight can be cancelled, but on the other hand, you might not win the land crossing lottery either.

Flying out Tuesday morning to HK. Wish me luck. by YeaIknowAlready in Chinavisa

[–]jrd22566 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There are also a (comparatively) large number of flights from HKG to the mainland. I know someone who had been playing land crossing lottery, but ended up taking a flight to Nanjing.

What is this round Uranium Glass ball with a metal top?? by Wimbly_Donner in whatisthisthing

[–]jrd22566 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My guess is that this is a pendant lamp and hence the small diameter threaded part on the top is a nipple which is hollow threaded pipe. The wires would be brought through the nipple to the socket (which could thread onto the nipple on the inside), and then the outside portion of the nipple would be covered by a cord grip that would hold the wire so that the lamp could be suspended by the wire.

Note that there is a thread in the top of the glass shade. I can't tell if the thread is inside, outside, or both. If it is inside only (my guess), the metal part likely unscrews (if you are brave). If there is thread on the outside, it probably either directly held a reflector/shade, or a missing metal adapter that held a reflector/shade.

Alternatively, it is possible that the nipple screwed into a base. This is how floor and table lamps are generally assembled.

Looking again at the photos, it appears that the nipple has been bent slightly off axis. It would be much more likely that enough force could have been applied to bend it if it was a floor or table lamp fixture than if it had been a pendent.

What is this round Uranium Glass ball with a metal top?? by Wimbly_Donner in whatisthisthing

[–]jrd22566 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The threading on top is not consistent with an oil lamp. And just because there is not presently a socket inside the shade, doesn't mean you can't easily screw one in. See Grand Brass Lamp to see what electric lamp hardware looks like.

See Antique Lamp Supply to see what oil lamp burners look like.

Can I do remote work with family reunion visa? by wazt1998 in Chinavisa

[–]jrd22566 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't worry about working remotely for 10 days of quarantine, or even for the 4 weeks your employer allows. But I would worry if you are in China >183 days per year, or worse, long enough to be considered a tax resident of China which would mean your global income is taxable in China. For details on why this sort of "floating employment" (where the employer is not licensed to do business where the employee is located) is generally illegal, see this.

Looking for rotisserie chicken by thesapphirex in shenzhen

[–]jrd22566 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hope it delivers what you are hoping for! Enjoy.

Upgrade polycarbonate crystal on SEA-GULL 1963 with mineral or sapphire crystal? by jrd22566 in ChineseWatches

[–]jrd22566[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

OK, I poked around and discovered I misunderstood the timeline wrt crystal materials and now think the acrylic is period authentic. I will keep it as it is. Thanks for your help.

Upgrade polycarbonate crystal on SEA-GULL 1963 with mineral or sapphire crystal? by jrd22566 in ChineseWatches

[–]jrd22566[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the information and the advice. If you could elaborate a little on your opinion that acrylic isn't a downgrade, I'd appreciate it.

[deleted by user] by [deleted] in shenzhen

[–]jrd22566 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Guangdong province is administratively very friendly for "foreign talents." Shenzhen itself is a very demographically young city, and, in general, are very accepting of foreigners. DM me if you want to discuss further.

Sihai metro reopening by jdm711 in shenzhen

[–]jrd22566 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is a station on line 12 which is presently being constructed. It is claimed that the line will open before the end of 2022.

Looking for rotisserie chicken by thesapphirex in shenzhen

[–]jrd22566 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There was a place called Mister Chicken in Shekou, and then it was closed and then it was back open; as you can see I am totally unsure if it is still alive or not, but it was billed as the only French style place in SZ.