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New Tax on International Transportation Charges and Services Payable in China

The China Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued a circular (Caishui [2013] No. 37, (“Circular 37”)) on May 24, 2013, announcing the expansion of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Reform Pilot on a nationwide basis.  Certain revisions to the pilot regulations in this nationwide application of the VAT program will result in a 6% VAT charge assessed on transportation charges and freight forwarding services billed and paid in China.

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Hong Kong Port Workers End 40-Day Strike

The Wall Street Journal

Hong Kong port workers accepted on Monday a 9.8% pay rise—ending their strike and averting further disruption at the world’s third-busiest container port.

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Labour chief meets Hong Kong’s striking dockers in bid to end 26-day strike

South China Morning Post 

Matthew Cheung calls their first sit-down constructive, but union is less impressed

Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung met dockers for the first time yesterday in an apparent attempt to put an end to their 26-day strike.

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LiKa-Shing’s Port Workers Widen Protests After New Wage Offer

Bloomberg Businessweek

Hundreds of port workers at Li Ka-shing’s Hong Kong terminals surrounded his Cheung Kong Center headquarters in the city’s business district after rejecting pay rise aimed at ending a three-week strike.

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Labor Demonstration at the Hong Kong International Terminals

TheStandard.com

Marchers call for talks over docks face-off

More than 4,000 protesters, including Hongkong International Terminals contracted workers, marched on the Central Government Offices calling on the government to negotiate an end to the 11-day docks strike. The protest came yesterday as Confederation of Trade Unions leader Lee Cheuk-yan urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to press the port operator to negotiate with workers.

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