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Foreigners cannot apply for individual businesses in China

english.legalinfo.gov.cn| Updated: March 21, 2018 L M S

In accordance with the regulations of individual industrial and commercial households, only the Chinese citizens who have capability of management (including Chinese citizens who are permanent residents of Hong Kong S.A.R. and Macau S.A.R., residents of Taiwan) are entitled to register under the industrial and commercial administrative department, engage in businesses or self-employed. Foreigners can not apply for individual businesses in China.