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Why Azure Group China?

China is built on relationships which take years to develop, where trust and history go a long way to being successful. For over 10 years Azure Group China has focused on establishing trusted relationships that enable us to achieve positive outcomes for our clients.

Whether you are starting out or have an established business in China, Azure Group China has the international tax and business advisory skills to support your business. Our depth of experience assisting international clients with their business set up and ongoing investment in China is unparalleled.

Our Services

Registering a company in China requires local experience to establish your operations legally and successfully. Our China office has a depth of experience in assisting businesses with their company registration and business setup in China.
WFOE (Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise) is a Chinese registered company that is completely owned by foreign investors and is the most common business structure when registering a company in China as it permits the most freedom in business management.
Managing your finance function on foreign shores comes with many challenges. Our team of highly qualified professional accountants work closely with your business to maintain your accounts and payroll, ensuring all legislative requirements are being met.
We understand your business is only as good as your team so your hiring and HR strategy is a vital part of running your business in China. Finding your way around local employment intricacies can be tricky. The Azure Group China team can offer the support you need to secure the best local talent and ensure your employer’s obligations are fulfilled.
Partner with a team of industry leading Virtual CFO's who can streamline your business objectives and financial position in China. Our Virtual CFO can act as your China Finance Contact with the government department, work with your business on a part-time/project basis and provide tailored services that go well beyond producing a set of financial reports.
Azure Group China has considerable experience in supporting clients in the execution of their corporate finance and transaction needs. This includes advisory services for due diligence support, business expansion, business/asset purchases or sales, etc. We tailor our services to your unique set of circumstances and provide the best solutions for your company.
Azure Group China provides comprehensive solutions for your local and international taxation needs. Our team of tax specialists utilise their high standard of cross boarder technical expertise whilst adding a practical and commercial approach. Our team will support your taxation compliance and advisory needs whilst adding significant value to your business.
For offshore companies wanting to expand globally, finding the right support from an experienced international accounting firm can be difficult. Azure Group China has built a dedicated International Client Service Team with the necessary experience and knowledge around the globe to support our clients varied and growing needs.

About Azure Group

Azure Group is a leading Accounting and Advisory firm in the Asia Pacific region with offices in China and Australia. We have built a team of commercial and technical experts capable of managing the accounting, legal, statutory, and financial reporting obligations for subsidiaries of international groups and growing entrepreneurial business.

ChairmanMichael Derin

Managing Partner, ChinaStephanie Liu

Managing Partner, AustraliaKelly Morgan

Associate Director, ChinaSunny Fan

Out of the box thinking aligned with industry expertise will ensure your M&A transactions are managed to a successful outcome...
Our Business Advisory team consists of experienced CFO’s, Corporate Advisors and Legal expertise bringing you the best talent...
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Client Review

I have worked with the team at Azure Group for the past 8 years. As a firm who offer an array of financial services, they always have found a solution that fits our business to maximise income, manage cash flow, set budgets and report our monthly financials. Azure Group have also been instrumental with the expansion and setup of our business in London, New York, Sweden and Asia.
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Key Steps to Establishing a WFOE in China
Key Steps to Establishing a WFOE in China
Setting up a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in China can be a complex but rewarding process. As the world’s second-largest economy, China offers significant opportunities for foreign businesses. However, navigating the regulatory landscape and understanding the cultural nuances is crucial for a successful establishment of WFOE.
January 24, 2024
5 Tips for opening a Virtual Office in China
Opening a virtual office in China can be a great way to establish a presence in the country without the expense and hassle of renting a physical office. However, there are some key things to keep in mind when setting up a virtual office in China.
December 9, 2023
Registering a company in China: Why WFOE?
China's vast and growing market makes it an attractive destination for companies looking to expand their business internationally. However, navigating the legal and regulatory requirements for company registration in China can be challenging. One of the most common ways for foreign investors to register a company in China is through a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE). In this article, we'll explore the advantages and disadvantages of WFOE registration in China.
November 28, 2023
Doing business in China: Business Culture and Etiquette
China is one of the world's fastest growing economies and an important player in the global business landscape. As a result, many companies around the world are looking to do business in China. However, doing business in China can be complex, particularly for those who are not familiar with Chinese business culture and etiquette.
October 17, 2023
Summary Report on Chinese Individual Income Tax Policies
On August 28th, several policy announcements related to individual income tax were released by the Ministry of Finance and the State Taxation Administration of China. These policies aim to provide relief to taxpayers and support various aspects of taxation to stimulate consumption and investment. To help you understand the what was presented in the announcement,...
September 1, 2023
Registering a company in China: Foreign Bank or Local Chinese Bank?
Registering a company in China: Foreign Bank or Local Chinese Bank?
One of the legal requirements when registering a company in China is opening a bank account. China’s local banks and foreign banks vary a lot from each other in many aspects. As a foreign business, it’s necessary to figure out which bank should choose.
October 3, 2021
China setup: 8 Tips to help you easily generate your business names in Chinese
China setup: 8 Tips to help you easily generate your business names in Chinese
In China, only a company’s registered name in Chinese is legally binding. When applying for registration, the brand name, industrial selection, and registration area should be listed. The typical format for a company name is Registered Area Name + Brand Name + Industry Type + Co., Ltd. Or Brand Name + (Registered Area Name) + Industry Type + Co., Ltd.
September 10, 2021
Registering a company in China: Do I need to make Company Chops?
Registering a company in China: Do I need to make Company Chops?
Having company chops are mandatory if you want to start a business in China. According to the PRC Company Law, the company chops (or seals, stamps) can be used as legal evidence and represent business activities.
September 5, 2021
Social Insurance Exemptions for Foreigners working in China
Social Insurance Exemptions for Foreigners working in China
In China, social insurance includes five different types of insurance, including pension, medical, unemployment, work-related injury, and maternity insurances. If you are from one of the following countries that have signed a social insurance agreement with China, you are entitled to a social insurance exemption, once approved, you and your employer may save unnecessary insurance costs from this benefit.
August 12, 2021
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