Dormant Companies in Hong Kong

A dormant company is considered to be a company which does not trade and has no significant transactions throughout a given timeframe. This should not be confused with the colloquial term “non-trading companies” as they are substantially different. A non-trading company means it is currently carrying out no business, but it does not mean it […]

2021-22 Hong Kong Budget Analysis

On 24 February 2021, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong announced the Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22. The forecast is that for the fiscal year 2020-21, there will be a deficit of around HKD 257.6 billion, and that the fiscal reserves are expected to become HKD 902.7 billion by 31 March 2021. The focus […]

Setting up a Business in Mainland China

Given China’s vast population and emerging middle class, its market potentials are a huge opportunity for a having a business in China. Better still, China is maintaining its commitment to further open up its market and boost inbound foreign investments. Whilst China’s economic reform and opening-up policies began 40 years ago, its economic performance is […]

Offshore Company vs Offshore Income

For years, people have incorporated offshore entities for the benefit of asset protection, privacy or tax reduction. Although an offshore company is a popular vehicle for people to carry a business from, it is surprising to see how many people tend to mix up the concept of an offshore entity with the concept of an […]