Opening an office in China
I run a design company. To what extent would it be a) legally necessary and b) advisable to have a local partner were I to open an office in China? Does the answer depend on the nature of the office in China. For instance are requirements less stringent if I simply have a sales representative in China rather than having people who undertake design work there.
In addition would it suffice to have an operation in Hong Kong or Taiwan, or would I be better advised to open an office in mainland China?