How to:

China Market Entry

Start operations in China in as little as a week while your business is registered.

Start Operating in China in Under 1 week

Express Company Formation in China

Our China market entry package is for companies that need to register and start operations in China ASAP

Registering a company in China typically takes 2 months and longer for more complicated businesses. The use of a a PEO during this time can enable you to start ground operations right away and test the Chinese market without a legal entity in China.

Employer of Record

Your employees are hired though HROne and can legally work on your business in China.

  • Labor contract signature
  • Monthly payroll
  • Staff visa processing
  • Personnel tax compliance
  • Statutory benefits & allowances
  • Medical insurance
  • Expense claim

  • Company Registration

    Your company is registered in China with business license, bank account and tax number.

  • Business license
  • Special certificates (if required)
  • Bank account
  • Company chops
  • Social benefits accounts
  • Office & business address
  • Employment transfer to new entity

  • Employee Handover

    Your employees are transferred to your new Chinese company. We support you with ongoing payroll.

  • Payroll & benefits
  • Tax & accounting
  • Mandatory tax filings
  • Visa Renewals
  • Recruitment
  • HR outsourcing
  • Income tax returns

  • Employer of record in China

    What is an Employer of Record (EOR)?

    An Employer of Record (EOR) is a service provider that assumes the role of the official employer for a company’s contingent workforce or remote employees in the country of service, such as China with HROne. Our EOR service enables overseas businesses to compliantly hire employees (full-time and contractors) in China by outsourcing the administrative and legal responsibilities associated with employment in China while retaining control over day-to-day management of their employees.

    Work While your Company is Set Up

    Why HROne?

    With HROne, your employees can start working legally in China while your company’s registration is underway.


    Quick Market Entry

    With our strong presence in China, we have an in-depth understanding of the local market dynamics, cultural nuances, and business practices.


    Beyond acting as your legal employer in China, we offer a wide range of HR support services, all in English.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Payroll & mandatory benefits are included in our China Employer of Record and our PEO services.

    In many countries, PEO and EOR are the same thing and can be interchanged. However in countries such as China and the USA, PEO and EOR refer to different services:

    With Employer of Record (EOR), the service provider takes on the responsibility & liability of the employer since the client does not have a legal entity in the country of interest.

    With Professional Employment Organization (PEO), the service provider manages hiring, employment and payroll, but does not take on the responsibility or liability of the employer since the client has a legal entity in the country of interest.

    The 13th month bonus in China refers to a bonus equal to one month’s salary that is usually paid at the onset of Chinese New Year.

    This 13th month bonus is not mandatory unless explicitly stated in the labor contract upon signing. A 13th month bonus depends on the company’s performance as well as the employee’s performance.

    It is possible for employees to receive an even higher bonus (14th or even 15th month bonus) depending on these factors.

    Employees in China are entitled to annual leave days based on their work experience.

    After working for their employer for 1 year. Employees who have worked less than 10 years are entitled to 5 days paid annual leave.

    Employees who have between 10 and 20 years of experience are entitled to 10 days paid annual leave.

    Employees with over 20 years of experience are entitled to 15 days of paid annal leave.

    Using an Employer of Record/PEO service is often regarded as the modern approach to expanding into China. As long as you do not need to invoice in China, this is a perfect solution for foreign SMEs that want to start their business here. With an employer of record, you can legally hire and manager your team in China, avoiding the time and money required to set up a company.

    HROne, the Employer of Record, is legally responsible for your staff during their term of employment in China.

    We can hire a local Chinese employee in as little as one day!

    Your staff members can be employed and located anywhere in China. Their employment status will be recorded by the local bureau according to their location.

    Not necessarily. Staff members can work remotely from home or another location. However, we offer office space rentals upon request.

    Yes, our Employer of Record solution can be used to hire both local and foreign staff.

    Individual income taxes In China are based on a progressive tax brackets rate:

    BracketAnnual Taxable Income (RMB)Tax Rate (%)Quick Deduction
    1No more than 36,00030
    2Between 36,000 and 144,000102,520
    3Between 144,000 and 300,0002016,920
    4Between 300,000 and 420,0002531,920
    5Between 420,000 and 660,0003052,920
    6Between 660,000 and 960,0003585,920
    7More than 960,00045181,920

    Social benefits in China are divided into two categories:

    • Five mandatory social insurances – These include pension insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, work-related injury insurance, and maternity insurance.
    • Housing fund – The purpose of this is to allow employees to save money to buy a house in China.
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