WFOE Formation for Senior Care & Home Healthcare Operators in China

An introduction to the process and important steps in registered your senior care or home healthcare business in China.

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It is helpful to think of the Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) application process for senior care and home healthcare providers as having three distinct stages. The first stage is the most important, and is where the business scope is negotiated with the relevant authorities. During the first stage, a foreign company will need to determine … [Read more...]

Is China’s Senior Housing Ready for Institutional Investment?

What should institutional investors look for when making a decision around whether or not to invest in a particular senior housing entity in China?

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Nothing makes me more frustrated than to hear a senior housing operator talk about the sheer size of the China market as an adequate and sufficient reason for them to be in China.  Yes, China has 1.3 billion potential consumers (and healthcare goods and services are one of the markets that really can be seen in a macro-sense as including all of … [Read more...]

How can foreign healthcare service providers get a bite of China’s medical insurance plans?

Today, a second column from our new associate Jing Huang, on how foreign healthcare service providers should think about aligning their systems and relationships in ways to capture China's growing healthcare insurance.

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On July 22nd, 2015, the State Council of China made the announcement that the Medical Disease Insurance (MDI) will be expanded to include the whole country before the end of this year, and that the insurance will be run by commercial insurance agencies chosen by the government through a formal bidding process. This announcement means the … [Read more...]

Build a Sustainable Relationship with a Chinese Real Estate Developer: Here’s How

What does it take to build a sustainable relationship with a Chinese real estate developer?

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What does it take to build a sustainable relationship with a Chinese real estate developer? Success in China requires a good local partner, and few would question that the most valuable partner a foreign senior care company can have – and some would say must have – in China is a strong real estate developer. But China’s real estate developers’ … [Read more...]

Understanding the Motives of a Chinese Real Estate Developer

If your executive team is ready to develop a China strategy, what do you - as a foreign senior care operator - need to understand about the motives of potential Chinese real estate developer partners?

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Over the last several years, we have helped various large foreign senior care operators identify possible Chinese real estate developer partners. There is, as readers know, very little shortage of interest on the Chinese side. The reasons are fairly well know: a sagging domestic real estate market that needs a new sector to continue to drive … [Read more...]