Foreigners Caught by China's Social Security Laws


There has been quite a lot of news recently about China's new social security law, not all of it accurate, and we hope that this China Alert clarifies how foreign investors in China will be affected.

The new law, together with proposed implementing regulations, could require all foreign employees working in China to participate in China’s social security system. This will add significant costs and complexity to every company in China that employs foreign staff.

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