Foreign Grantor Trust: A Pre-immigration Tax Planning for Assets in China

Foreign Grantor Trust: A Pre-immigration Tax Planning for Assets in China

June 5, 2022
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It Is Never as Easy as Now to Invest in China

It Is Never as Easy as Now to Invest in China

May 25, 2022
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Update on Shareholder Liability for Corporate Debts of Companies under Chinese Laws

Update on Shareholder Liability for Corporate Debts of Companies under Chinese Laws

May 23, 2022
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Estate Planning for American Citizens Hiding Assets in China

Estate Planning for American Citizens Hiding Assets in China

April 30, 2022
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Landmark Case Report: A Chinese Woman Successfully Claimed Damages for Sexual Right Infringement

Landmark Case Report: A Chinese Woman Successfully Claimed Damages for Sexual Right Infringement

April 24, 2022
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Death Compensation from Fatal Accidents Not Part of Estate of the Deceased under China Laws

Death Compensation from Fatal Accidents Not Part of Estate of the Deceased under China Laws

April 10, 2022
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Foreign Grantor Trust: A Pre-immigration Tax Planning for Assets in China

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As a cross-border family lawyer in China, there are always clients from USA or China dealing with estates inheritance or asset transfer to United States. Very often, American tax issues are one of the core concerns. Thus, I have endeavored to take the trouble to understand American complex federal tax systems esp in regard of estate planning issues.

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It Is Never as Easy as Now to Invest in China

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Foreign investments in China have continued to prosper against current global pandemic and warring backdrop, partly thanks to American and Western countries relentlessly confiscating Russian citizens’ assets amid the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Rich people are scared of the barbarous violation of personal properties that are considered…

Death Compensation from Fatal Accidents Not Part of Estate of the Deceased under China Laws

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Dealing with inheritance issues, we occasionally encounter inquiries about death compensation arising from fatal accidents though we don’t generally deal with many personal injury cases in China. Instead, we focus on how death compensation is treated in the course of inheritance and estate administration.

Can the estate claim death compensation?

Cross-border Divorce in China III: a Closer Look at What Law Governing Division of Marital Properties

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We are talking about China courts dividing marital properties involved in cross-border divorce cases where choice of law applicable to the division of marital properties plays a deciding and vital role that could lead to wildly different result.

Cross-border Divorce and Property Division

By the way, this is not the first post discussing property division…

Property Subleases in China: Lessor, Tenant and Sub-tenant

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Leases of residential properties are generally not big deals, so we don’t deal with them very often despite that frequently we are asked about lease disputes in China. However, if it comes to business premises such as manufacturing factories, it could be big deals but also intricate deals.

Sublease in China

Yes, I am talking about property leases involving…

China Civil Code Amends Rules Regarding Marital Properties Bought with Parents Money

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A recent case prompted us to delve into the issue of ownership of home properties bought by couples with capital contribution from their parents.

Stunning Shanghai Real Estate You Can't Even Afford to Look at
Shanghai Luxury Property

It is commonplace in China (esp. in first tiered cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou) throughout the country, young couples often buy their first home, with substantial…

Can a Foreigner Take Life Insurance Proceeds Out of China?

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Insurances are popular in China. People in China rural villages are buying various insurance products, mainly, health insurance, and personal accident insurance. In urban population, many people buy life insurances (with dividend payout or investment components), and annuity insurance as well.

Problem of China Life Insurance with Foreign Beneficiaries

Real Estate Markets in Shenzhen China

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China property markets have somehow been tamed and reined in by its government in past a couple of years.

There have been quite some significant developments in property markets in major China cities, I mean the first-tiered cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Let us look at a few charts for your intuitive understanding.

Shenzhen housing crackdown creates flourishing black market - Nikkei Asia

Take Shenzhen for…

Sell Life Insurances to Chinese Customers?

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Insurances are big and important things in our lives. For family lawyers and lawyers who do estate planning, insurances, in particular health insurances and life insurances are powerful and indispensable instruments, though I admit that I have not given enough attention to insurances laws in the past.

China Insurance Law

With more Chinese people getting…

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