Book: China Branch Office-Accelerating Business Expansion Throughout Mainland China


Organizations seeking expansion for their operations in China have a number of options to facilitate business development. Both domestic and foreign invested companies consider branch offices to be a popular investment vehicle for fast expansion in China due to their comparable low incorporation requirements including no capital requirements and easy maintenance, but allow for a formal representation. The information in this publication is not exhaustive, but aims to provide entrepreneurs with an in-depth understanding of the purposes China based branch offices serve and the advantages and limitations of the different types of branch offices and set-up of administrative organizations.

About The Author

Mr. Richard Van Ostende is a Doctor of Literature Candidate. He holds an M.Phil. in Business Research from Monarch Business School, an MBA from the Netherlands School of Business and a Bachelor Degree in Financial Management from Inholland University, The Netherlands. Professionally, Mr. van Ostende is a sector specialist on business development in China. He presently holds the position of Finance Director Asia Pacific at Formel D Group in Shanghai, China. He has written several books on Business Development in China.