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M&A in China – lessons from practical experiences
Which key factors are essential for a successful M&A-transaction? An article by Dr Kuang-Hua Lin .

“China Update 2016: China on the move” on 24 and 25 October
A 2-day seminar about China’s recent developments after the new economy hype and the current real estate boom (Day 1), and B2B- and B2C business opportunities in China by using eCommerce and WeChat (Day 2).Learn more.

E-commerce in China: New opportunities for European companies.

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Human Resources management in China
Current concepts for finding and retaining employees in China. An article by Dr Kuang-Hua Lin in the DCW Yearbook 2016.

10% more salary per year – not a must
In this interview Dr Kuang-Hua Lin provides tips for the HR strategies of foreign companies in China.

Liability risks in China
An article by Dr Kuang-Hua Lin about liability risks in China and effective monitoring instruments. (German article incl. English translation)

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National holidays in Asia (2015)

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CHINA

01. - 03.January
New Year
01.January is public holiday.
 
07 - 13. February are public holidays; 06 February and 14 February are normal working days.
Chinese New Year
 
02. - 04. April
Qing Ming-Fest
04. April is public holiday;
 
30. April - 02. May
Labour Day
02. May is public holiday;
 
09. - 11.June
Duan Wu-Fest (Dragon Boat Festival)
09. - 10. June are public holidays; 11. June is normal working day.
 
15. - 18.September
Mid-Autumn Festival
15. - 17.September are public holidays; 18. September is normal working day.
 
01. - 07. October
National Holiday
01. - 07. October are public holidays; 08. - 09. are normal working days.
 
Note: If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following workday will be a public holiday. A unique feature of Chinese holidays is that weekends, which are usually days off for office workers, are worked if there is a public holiday that week.

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HONGKONG

01. January
New year
 
31.January - 3. Februar
Chinese New Year
 
05. April
Ching Ming Festival
 
18. April
Maundy Friday
 
19. April
Holy Saturday
 
21. April
Easter Monday
 
01. May
Labour Day
 
06. May
Buddha's Birthday
 
02. June
Duan Wu-Fest (Dragon Boat Festival)
 
01. July
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
 
09. September
Day after mid autumn festival
 
01. October
National Day
 
02. October
Chong Yeung Festival
 
25. - 26. December
Christmas Day

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JAPAN

01. January
New Year's Day
 
13. January
Coming of Age Day
 
11. February
National Foundation Day
 
21. March
Shunbun no Hi
 
29. April
Showa no Hi
 
03. May
Constitution Day
 
04. May
Greenery Day (Midori-no-hi)
 
05. May
Kodomo no Hi
 
06. May
Furikae Kyujitsu
 
21. July
Umi no Hi
 
15. September
Respect for the Aged Day
 
23. September
Autumn Day
 
13. October
Sport Day
 
03. November
Culture Day
 
03. November
Furikae Kyujitsu
 
23. November
Kinro Kansha no Hi
 
23. December
Birthday of the Emperor

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SOUTH KOREA

01. January
New Year's Day
 
30. January- 01. February
Spring's Festival
 
01. March
Independence Movement Day
 
05. May
Children's Day
 
06. May
Birth of Buddha
 
06. June
Memorial Day
 
15. August
Independent Day
 
07. - 09. September
Thanksgiving Day
 
03. October
National Foundation Day
 
25. December
Christmas Day

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SINGAPORE

01. January
New Year's Day
 
31. January - 01. February
Chinese New Year
 
18. April
Good friday
 
01. May
Labor day
 
13. May
Wesak Day
 
28. July
End of the Islamic fasting month
 
09. August
National Day
 
05. October
Eid al-Adha
 
23. Oktober
Deepavali
 
25. December
Christmas Day

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TAIWAN

01. January
Founding Day of the Republic of China
 
31. January - 4. February
Chinese New Year
 
28. February
Memorial Day
 
04. April
Children's day
 
05. April
Ching-Ming-Day
 
01. May
Labour Day
 
02. June
Dragon Boat Festival
 
03. September
Soldier Day
 
08. September
Mid-Autumn Festival
 
10. October
National Day

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VIETNAM

01. January
New Year's Day
 
30. January - 05. February
Lunar New Year
 
09. April
Gio to Hung Vuong Day
 
30. April
Liberation Day
 
01. May
Labour Day
 
02. September
National Day
 
25. December
Christmas Day

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INDIA

14. January
Birthday of Propheten Muhammad
 
26. January
Republic Day
 
17. March
Holi
 
08. April
Ram Navami
 
13. April
Mahavir Jayanti
 
18. April
Good friday
 
14. May
Buddha Purnima
 
29. July
Idu'Fitr
 
15. August
Independence Day
 
18. August
Janamashtami
 
02. October
Mahatma Gandhi Javanti
 
03. October
Dussehra
 
06. October
Idu'l Zuha
 
23. October
Diwali
 
04. November
Muharram
 
06. November
Guru Nanak Jayanti
 
25. December
Christmas Day

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PHILIPPINES

01. January
New Year's Day
 
31. January
Chinese New Year
 
24. February
EDSA revolution day
 
09. April
Bataan Day
 
17. April
Maundy Thursday
 
18. April
Good Friday
 
19. April
Holy Saturday
 
01. May
Labour Day
 
12. June
Independence Day
 
21. August
Ninoy Aquino Day
 
25. August
Memorial Day
 
01. November
All Saints Day
 
30. November
Bonifacio Day
 
24. - 26. December
Christmas
 
30. December
Rizal Day
 
31. December
New Years Eve

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THAILAND

01. January
New Year's Day
 
31. January
Chinese New Year
 
14. February
Makha Bucha Day
 
07. April
Chakri Day
 
14. - 15. April
Songkran (Thai New Year)
 
01. May
Labour Day
 
05. May
Coronation Day
 
13. May
Visakha Bucha
 
11. July
Asanha Bucha
 
12. August
H. M. The Queen's Birthday
 
23. October
Chulalngkorn Day
 
06. November
Loy Katong Day
 
05. December
King's Birthday
 
10. December
Constitution Day
 
31. December
New Years Eve

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INDONESIA

01. January
New Year's Day
 
14. January
The Prophet's Birthday
 
31. January
Chinese New Year
 
31. March
Nyepi (Hindu New Year)
 
01. April
Good Friday
 
01. May
Ascension Day
 
15. May
Buddhist Neu Year
 
27. May
The Prophet's Ascension
 
29. May
Feast of the Ascension
 
28. - 29. July
Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan)
 
30. - 31. July
Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan)
 
01. July
Idul Fitri (End of Ramadan)
 
17. August
Independence Day
 
05. October
Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
 
25. October
Islamic New Year
 
25. - 26. December
Christmas Day

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MALAYSIA

01. January
New Year's Day
 
14. January
Prophet's Birthday
 
17. January
Thaipusam
 
31. January- 01. February
Chinese New Year
 
01. May
Labour Day
 
13. May
Vesak Day (Buddah Day)
 
07. June
King's Birthday
 
28. - 29. July
End of Ramadan
 
31. August
National Day
 
16. September
Malaysia day
 
05. October
Eid-al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
 
23. November
Deepavali
 
25. November
Islamic New Year
 
25. December
Christmas Day

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