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Interview - Curacao Company Formation

1. What is the single most important advantage your jurisdiction provides for Chinese clients? Curaçao is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, so it is a very transparent jurisdiction with a modern tax code that is similar to the Dutch tax code. Curaçao is not only a logistical gateway to Latin America with its natural harbor – with one of the largest container terminals in the Caribbean, a refinery and a large modern shipyard – but it can be considered a financial gateway to Latin America too. Curaçaohas an excellent financial sector, extremely favorable tax trading regimes, and modern holding...
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Overview - Cyprus: Property in Cyprus, Your Ticket to the EU

By Leo Zhang. Because of its strategic location in the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus has for centuries been a center for trade and a hub of commerce for the surrounding countries. Today Cyprus is a full member state of the European Union and also one of the countries that has joined the single currency, the euro. Tourism is Cyprus's main industry with 3 million tourists visiting every year. There are also high levels of education (spoken languages Greek English) and an abundance of European, American and Chinese products. Life is relaxing in Cyprus with the climate being perfect in all seasons. The...
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Interview - Vanuatu Company Formation

What is unique in your jurisdiction and why Chinese investors should form companies there? Vanuatu has an attractive residency and citizenship program especially designed for Chinese nationals. The program requires investing in Vanuatu and for that a company is normally needed. Vanuatu is a recognized stepping stone for investors seeking Hong Kong residency. Vanuatu has close relations with China and there is a flourishing and growing Chinese community in the two largest cities, but there is no crowding. Opportunity yes. The Chinese have been a welcomed nation of investors and already there are major Chinese investments in Vanuatu. Having an offshore...
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Profile - Vanuatu

Executive Summary:Vanuatu is a group of tropical islands on the eastern seaboard of Australia, off the coast of Queensland, with a mostly Melanesian population of 258,334 (2012). The 80 islands are mountainous, and some are volcanic. There are international airports on the two main islands; most connections are to Australia. The islands had British/French governance until independence in 1980; languages are English, French and Bislama (pidgin). The time zone is GMT plus 11 hours. There is a uni-cameral Parliament with a Westminster-model Prime Ministerial government and an elected President. The legal system is based on English common law with some...
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A Glimpse Into Cyprus Immigration Law with An Emphasis on Citizenship

Cyprus constitutes the ideal destination for those seeking to embark upon a new and desirable habitat. The island offers high living standards, extraordinary outdoor attractions and sceneries, a Mediterranean climate in conjunction with a stable, sound and contemporary business environment with quality infrastructure. In this way, the island signifies a suitable destination for a wide range of individuals either seeking a permanent oasis or potential business and employment opportunities. In combination with its ideal location, Cyprus offers a considerably advantageous gateway to Europe. The third largest Mediterranean island after Sicily and Sardinia, Cyprus is located in the North – Eastern...
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5TH ANNUAL ASIA OFFSHORE FORUM

The Asia Offshore Association is pleased to announce the highly anticipated 5th annual forum, to be held in Asia’s leading financial center, Hanoi in Vietnam. Through presentations, workshops, and panel discussions, the topics to be addressed include the most pressing issues in Asia’s offshore Wealth Management, Succession and Residency Planning, Corporate Structuring and more. About the Forum As well as building your brand and business, the benefits of this prestigious event include an unparalleled opportunity to share best practices and learn more about safely and successfully navigating the investment, financial and corporate service industries in Asia, in order to give...
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2019 China Offshore Shenzhen Summit Concluded Successfully

Day 3 Today's topic On May 23, 2019, the China Offshore Summit with the theme of "Global Financial Regulation and the Globalization of China's Private and Corporate Wealth" continued in Shenzhen. The day's discussion focused on corporate structuring - the best strategies for international tax planning, structure optimization and global compliance when Chinese companies make overseas investments, list and merge. Background reviews By 2018, Greater China had more than $19 billion of outbound investment and more than 3.48 million millionaires with $1 million in assets. For those engaged in cross-border financial asset investment and offshore asset allocation, the most important...
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Record Growth, Changing Chinese Preferences, Increased Media Attention Investment Migration in 2018

On the whole, 2018 was the investment migration industry’s best year on record in several respects; never have so many individuals invested so much in so many residence and citizenship by investment (RCBI) programs. An ever swelling number of citizenship and golden visa programs - with price points running the gamut from $30,000 to £2 million - are bringing the market into the arena of the mass affluent. Investing in a residence permit or a passport is quickly becoming ordinary and unremarkable, a matter that’s attracted the attention of a long list of small economies now realizing the untapped economic...