CURRENT TAX ISSUES IN CHINA
A conversation with Dr. Ye Zhou
The People’s Republic of China is now an important part of the global economy. Over the past decade the tax system of the PRC has undergone rapid development and adaption to the country’s burgeoning economy. The involvement of US and other foreign investors and businesses is no longer limited to import and export activities but extends to China’s internal markets as well. Business and tax lawyers need to understand the Chinese tax environment in order to advise clients entering or already active in that vast market.
Dr. Zhou is the Director of PRC Tax in Bryan Cave’s Shanghai office and has more than 18 years of experience resolving tax issues in the PRC. His practice includes transfer pricing, M&A restructuring, direct tax matters, and negotiating with PRC tax authorities. He has acted for numerous multinational companies including APP, Svarovski, Asahi, and Roadking and has provided PRC tax advice for a Kuwaiti sovereign wealth fund in its investment in China.
His experience includes 12 years working as an official with Chinese tax authorities – Jiangsu Administration of Taxation and the Jiangsu State Administration of Taxation – and he was formerly associated with the tax department of Deloitte & Touche’s Shanghai office. Dr. Zhou was also the PRC tax consultant of a Singaporean law firm.
Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Dr. Zhou was an associate professor at the Shanghai National Accounting Institute. He lectured frequently on developments in Chinese tax law, Chinese tax system reform, tax planning, and corporate tax management. His former students include current PRC government officials, corporate managers, chief financial officers, and PRC certified public accountants. Dr. Zhou also acted as an independent director or consultant for many companies. Dr. Zhou has also been hired by the World Bank to advise on an accounting reform project concerning China tax policy and planning.
Dr. Zhou has worked closely with tax authorities, tax/accounting entities, corporations, and academia on advising China’s tax and accounting reform.
Professor Alan Appel NYLS 1976, the Director of the International Tax Program at New York Law School, will be the moderator with the assistance of Jackson Pai from the Bryan Cave Santa Monica office translating via video conference.
This program is transitional and has been approved for newly admitted attorneys within the first two years of admission to the Bar as well as for experienced attorneys. The International Tax lunch presentation is approved for one (1.00) CLE credit hour in professional practice.
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