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Shanghai ShiQiao Consulting Co.,Ltd assist foreigners to register company in China. Our service package includes China company registration, opening corporate bank accounts, accounting and tax, and work visa in China. ShiQiao is the one-stop solution for you to setup your legal presence in China.

Type of Company in China


for Foreign Investors


Three primary types of business structures for foreign investors in China are Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises (WFOEs), Joint Ventures (JVs), and Representative Offices.


Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE):

is a limited liability company established in China entirely owned by one or more foreign investors or foreign companies.


Full Control: WFOEs offer foreign investors complete control over the operations and management of the company, allowing them to implement their own strategies and policies.

Intellectual Property Protection: Foreign investors have better control over intellectual property rights compared to joint ventures, reducing the risk of IP theft.

Flexibility: WFOEs provide flexibility in terms of business scope, investment structure, and decision-making processes.


Capital Requirements: Registered capital requirements depending on the industry and location of the WFOE.

Regulatory Compliance: WFOEs must comply with Chinese regulations, including tax laws, labor laws, and foreign exchange regulations.


Joint Venture (JV):

is a business entity established in China through the cooperation of foreign investors and Chinese partners, either individuals or entities.


Access to Local Expertise: Joint ventures allow foreign investors to leverage the local knowledge, resources, and networks of Chinese partners, facilitating market entry and operations.

Shared Risk and Investment: Risks and investment costs are shared between foreign and Chinese partners, reducing the financial burden on each party.

Government Relationships: Chinese partners often have established relationships with government authorities, which can be beneficial in navigating regulatory challenges.


Control and Decision Making: Foreign investors may have less control over the management and decision-making processes of the joint venture, as decisions often require consensus between partners.

Intellectual Property Concerns: Protecting intellectual property rights can be challenging in joint ventures, as there may be risks of technology transfer to Chinese partners.

Cultural Differences: Cultural and communication differences between foreign and Chinese partners can sometimes lead to challenges in managing the joint venture effectively.


Representative Office:

is a business entity established in China by a foreign company for non-profit-generating activities such as market research, liaison, and promotion.


Low Entry Barrier: Setting up a representative office typically requires fewer registrations and lower capital investment compared to WFOEs and joint ventures.

Market Exploration: Representative offices provide a low-risk way for foreign companies to explore the Chinese market, conduct market research, and establish relationships with potential partners or clients.

Brand Presence: Having a representative office in China can enhance the visibility and credibility of a foreign company in the Chinese market.


Limited Scope of Activities: Representative offices are restricted from engaging in profit-generating activities such as sales, manufacturing, or providing services directly to customers.

No Legal Entity: Representative offices do not have legal entity status in China, limiting their ability to enter into contracts or conduct business transactions independently.

Regulatory Restrictions: Representative offices are subject to strict regulations governing their activities, reporting requirements, and the number of staff they can employ.