Monday, November 28, 2011


Please be reminded following:
If you are APEC card holder please re-apply at least 3 months before your card expiry date. Better 4 months earlier.

It takes really long time - and last country to clear you, will be in most cases CHINA.
Besides that 3 countries you will never get cleared: USA, CANADA + RUSSIA.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

6000+ Chinese Shoe Factory Workers Strike in Guangdong Province

Here some manufacturing news. Some disputes in a big Guangdong Shoe factory - no further comment from my side - besides this one: Main problem can be "corrupt & bad management". Please see this video:

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Man refusing to move away his car on Nathan Road

This one comes from THE STANDARD - please see the related video below:
Tale of police uncle in road row hits net

Samson Lee
Thursday, November 24, 2011

In a case reminiscent of that infamous Chinese hit-and-run incident in which the suspect was caught on video saying "Go ahead, sue me if you dare, my dad is Li Gang," a new video has surfaced on YouTube in which a man is shown arguing with police, saying his uncle is a Yau Ma Tei police station sergeant.

The five-minute clip of the incident was uploaded on Monday. According to the uploader, supermandrum, it was shot at about 5.45pm in Tsim Sha Tsui.
In the clip, a man who sports sunglasses and is smoking, has parked his car near a bus stop. He is told to move the car, as it may affect traffic.
Instead, the man becomes angry and, flashing two business cards, tells police officers they are not qualified to challenge him. He is also heard telling them about his uncle's position.
More policemen then arrive at the scene, as pedestrians gather around to witness the show, with some openly calling for the man's arrest. Angered by the negative response, the man makes rude gestures toward the pedestrians.

But the video ends as police are milling around and taking down details of the car.

A police spokesman said they received a report at 6pm on Monday that a car was parked outside 165-181 Nathan Road and blocking traffic. He said no one was arrested, but the driver was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice.
Netizens are obviously not pleased and some said they are disgusted with the man's behavior. Others suggest he is either mentally ill or on drugs.
One netizen said: "Even if the sergeant is your uncle, you need to abide by the law."
Some said it is similar to the incident in Baoding, Hebei province, on October 16, 2010, when a 22-year-old drunk driver fled the scene after running over a roller- skater, who died later in hospital.
When arrested, he was convinced his father Li Gang's position as deputy director of the local public security bureau would give him impunity.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hu & Obama kissing

Please see that photo (shopped) image of Hu & Obama kissing each other. This is part of the Benetton UNHATE campaign.
Please click here & read more about that !
Here is the photo Hu kissing Obama or vice versa .........
And this one seems to steer up a lot of trouble from our main shepard THE POPE ...........

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Congratulations: Bona Mugabe now finished University........

here in Hong Kong and has now received a degree in accounting. Her daddy came here for the celebrations & maybe instructing her already to do some "useful" accounting on the millions (billions ?) he has embezzled from his hunger stricken country in Africa. Asia cities is Mr Mugabe's main destination as all other places in Europe, USA etc he is not welcomed / allowed anymore. Now he
is in Hong Kong & then willl meet some China officials (all same of his kind) to have some talks - believe it or not: This is all money talks ! Besides this it seems the local media like APPLE DAILY is calling this girl Bona being an "african princess" as far as I understood what my wife told me & all the
students did not know that they are studying beside a "princess". Cheers Bona - you lovely princess & accountant>
Here is some press links about that graduation story & the daddy's visit:.
Click here - Mr Mugabe thanks HK for protecting his daughter !

And here another one:
Proud Daddy - please click here !

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New China Visa application format here !

Please be noted the China Visa Application is now a total of six pages - please see here:
Please click here & download the new form !

This is from the China's Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong website. This website is badly maintained - for example they still have the announcement dated 13.04.2008 in there. And you can find it under:
Address/Office hours/Enquiry service

Visa applicants are increasing in a large number and need longer waiting
time in the visa office recently. If you don't reside or work in Hong Kong
permanently, you are required to apply Chinese visafrom the Embassy
or Consulate-General of Peoples' Republic of China in yourresident
country. You are welcome to China for tourism, business and visit .

The public holiday calendar is still showing the year 2010 - to be seen at the same page:
Please click here !

Monday, November 14, 2011


This one found in a reader's comment on chinaSMACK regarding that post:
jilin-railway-bridge-project cheating

In a certain place: Conscience has no value, law has no dignity, morality has no bottom line, the people have no rights, husbands and wives have no fidelity, love is not pure, LD [the leaders, rulers] don’t speak the truth, food is not safe, the environment has no tomorrow, property rights have no guarantees, culture has no outlet, innovation has no market, greed has no limits, ideas have no belief/conviction… Question: Where is this?

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Your weekend clip here - WIR SIND DIE ROBOTER (We are the robots) Kraftwerk live at Munich on October 12th 2001 - sound is only so - so but please enjoy & see you next week.
Are they friends of SIRI ?

Greed knows no races !

How nuts / greedy the people are with the iPhone 4S - click here !

A lot of re-sellers have hired guys from Pakistan, India whatever South-East asian decent to line up at the Apple store to grab a maximum of 5 pieces of iPhone 4S. I guess I need to develop another label for posts like this - I will call it HK Greed.
Enjoy that from You Tube:

And here you can see / hear how SIRI works / works not - I have tried it already with some guy in the office who bought a grey market one - if you have an accent SIRI will have difficulties to understand you. But in below video some of the replies from SIRI are really amazing.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Not all the glitter is gold.........

The "famous" Jianlibao drink manufacturer has another "small problem" now. Cans provided to Barcelona Olympic games participants / winners in "pure gold" have been proved to be totally fake.
This one from EASTDAY:
Champions' gold awards 'a fake'
SEVERAL Chinese Olympic champions have agreed to submit gold cans awarded by Guangdong-based soft drinks producer Jianlibao for verification after a judo gold medalist allegedly found her award was a fake.

The champions are seeking compensation from the beverage maker if the gold cans prove to be counterfeit.

Jianlibao awarded every champion with a so-called pure-gold can, weighing 200 grams, after these national heroes returned to China, Chinese Business Morning View reported yesterday.

A gold shop in Shenyang, northeast Liaoning Province, however, said the cans were made from cheap materials and were worth just 50 yuan (US$7.88), after Zhuang Xiaoyan, the gold medalist in the 72kg class judo competition had her can checked.

Zhuang kept her gold can as one of her most treasured things for 19 years before being told her prize was "fake gold," according to Xinhua.

"I had always thought the gold can was the best proof for my professional career. It gave me a lot of confidence in my life during the past 19 years," she told Xinhua.

She said she stored the "gold can" in a bank for three years, costing her over 1,000 yuan a year. When suspicions were raised, she had the can tested, only to be told it was worth less than 100 yuan.

Zhuang contacted Jianlibao but was told she should pursue the problem through "legal procedures."

A source from the Legal Affairs Management of Jianlibao Group told Xinhua that Jianlibao had informed local police, adding that they will look into the "fake gold can" issue.

"We take this case seriously," said Jianlibao assistant manager Chen Weijian.

Jianlibao, whose energy drink was one of the best sellers in China in the 1990s, plunged into crisis in 2005, when poor management and stiff competition from international rivals like Coca-Cola and Pepsi led to a total debt of more than 1 billion yuan (US$157 million).

Li Jingwei, the former group chairman, received a 15-year imprisonment last Wednesday for siphoning 60 million yuan from the company's account. Before that, former Jianlibao president and CEO Zhang Hai was also sentenced 15 years jail time for embezzling public funds in February 2007.

Source:Shanghai Daily
Very lousy & cheap presentation on that website.
Here some info about this company - and YES they are from FOSHAN - this seems to turn out a really OUTSTANDING place in China - unfortunately in the negative sense !
Jianlibao Group is a soft drink producer based in Foshan, Guangdong, China which was established in 1984. In 1990s, The Jianlibao drink was one of the best sellers in China, on a par with Coca-Cola and Pepsi[1]. However, poor management and stiff competition let to a total debt of more than 1 billion Renminbi yuan (US$121 million) in 2005.
In February 2007, Zhang Hai, former Jianlibao president and CEO, was sentenced 15 years jail time for embezzling public funds after nearly two years of detaining[2].

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Something more nice......MUSIC

here is a full Fleetwood Mac docu from the BBC - it is great - just enjoy & have a nice weekend !
Once the part 1 is over you will easily find part 2 etc.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Another story from Foshan !

This Foshan seems to be really a wonderful place with a lot of people there "having a real heart" - please read the below and you can find a related video on chinasmack here.
This one is from THE TELEGRAPH:
China hospital disposes of live baby

A hospital in south China has suspended four medical workers for mistakenly diagnosing a stillbirth and disposing of a baby By
9:04AM GMT 04 Nov 2011

Health authorities in Guangdong province have launched an investigation into the incident on October 26 at the Nanhai Red Cross Hospital in Foshan city, the Beijing News reported.
Liu Dongmei - eight months pregnant - had been rushed to the hospital with internal bleeding and stomach cramps. She later had an emergency birth, but the baby was neither breathing nor crying when it came out and its skin had turned purple, the report said.
Believing it was dead, the medical team disposed of the child but did not follow proper hospital procedures, it added.
When Liu's sister-in-law asked to see the body around 30 minutes after birth, she was handed a yellow plastic bag containing the infant and found it was still alive, said the Foshan News, a local website.
“I opened the plastic bag and saw the baby's hands and feet moving, the stomach was going up and down and air bubbles were coming out of his mouth," the paper quoted her as saying. She was further shocked when she saw the baby was a boy - not a girl as the family had been told, it said.

According to the Foshan News, nurses had told the family the child was a girl in an effort to blunt the blow of its death. In China, baby boys are often viewed as more precious than girls, as many families can have only one child as part of the nation's population policy and desire a male heir.
Following the discovery, the newborn was rushed to intensive care where he remains in stable condition.

Officials at the hospital and Foshan's Nanhai health bureau refused to comment on the incident when contacted by the AFP news agency.
China's healthcare system - once widely praised for improving the health of millions - is now panned as costly, underfunded and providing shoddy treatment, especially in poorer regions.
Liu and her husband are seeking to sue the hospital for 300,000 yuan (£30,000), the Beijing News said.
The head of the maternity ward, a doctor and two nurses have been suspended pending the results of the investigation, it added.
There are rumours now that this was an organized attempt in baby - selling, just telling the parents the newborn is dead - disposing it somewhere and later let it dissappear - means sell it to somebody !

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Not enough yet about disgusting things ?

Here you go ! Just a few weeks ago this has happened in Shanghai - you read below later. Just coming back from a meeting with a good friend (almost 20 years in China now) - we both have agreed on following: The overall attitude of people in the bigger (1st, 2nd & even 3rd tier chinese cities) cities is getting more crazy, disrespectful + simply horrible. And still the "china drunkeness" of foreign "investors", foreign employees etc. seems never to end.
Do you all really know the truth with whom you are dealing with ? Do you ever question about the "business structures"you have to obey to ? Are you sure that this is all safe & "good & honest" business ?
Anyhow here now "enjoy" that nice story about an AUDI driver killing a parking maid in Shanghai rich district Xuhui (this is from here)
 Crazy Audi driver in Xuhui refuses to pay parking fee, kills meter maid.
A 40-year-old man has been apprehended by police after crushing a meter maid to death with his car over a disputed parking fee. The scene unfolded this morning at 10:30am in Xuhui District on Dong'An Road near XieTu Road.
Witnesses (Chinese link) described seeing the man and the meter maid arguing by the side of the road. The man was parked in a fee zone and was attempting to drive away without paying when the meter maid stepped in front of the car in an attempt to force him to stop. The man continued forward regardless, knocking the attendant over and dragging her under the wheels of the car.
Passersby quickly moved to rescue the meter maid by lifting the vehicle off of her, whereupon she was rushed to the hospital, but she died shortly after.
After the incident, the Audi driver got out of the car looking extremely scared, took out his cellphone and walked to the street corner where he was eventually apprehended by police.
In that area of Shanghai, the cost of parking is a paltry 15RMB per hour.
With the recent Li Shuangjiang incident, and the infamous "My Dad is Li Gang" debacle, not to mention scores of other cases, we have to ask: should luxury sedan owners in China be required to undergo regular psychiatric evaluations?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Huaxi Skyscraper - this is 100% nuts !

Please read this - I do not think that this will be that successful - or am I totally wrong ? And see the video afterwards. This "thing"was opened in early October 2011 - I will follow up on the status of success.
This is from "The Guardian":
Huaxi: the village that towers above China
Until recently, Huaxi was a poor farming community, typical of eastern China. Now, thanks to the ambition of one man, it is a powerhouse symbol of the country's economic expansion, embodied by a giant 328m-tall tower.
An incongruous new sight has risen up in the countryside of eastern China: a skyscraper taller than any building in London or Tokyo, topped by what looks very much like a giant, golden disco ball. The 328-metre supertower, which juts out of the Jiangsu plains like a trophy on an empty shelf, will be opened on Saturday by the village of Huaxi, a communist model community with a registered population of just 2,000 "farmers".
Having been built up to the heavens during a period of global economic collapse, the megatower will be heralded as the latest symbol of China's extraordinary economic expansion. But this bizarre new addition to the landscape also speaks volumes about the land pressures, environmental stress, inequality and rash investment that threaten the country's long-term growth.
The skyscraper will primarily be used as a gourmet dining hall and luxury hotel. Though many of those who live in its shadow earn less than £10 a day, there is no attempt to hide the wealth gap. From a gold leaf-covered reception to a 60th floor inlaid with genuine flakes of gold, the building exudes wealth and excess. Its proudest feature is a one-tonne, solid gold statue of an ox, said to be worth 300m yuan (£31m).
The mega-statistics do not stop there. With 826 bedrooms and dining facilities for 5,000 guests – including southern China's biggest banquet hall – there is almost enough space to accommodate and feed all of the original village residents at a single sitting.
It is the brainchild of Wu Renbao, the driving force behind Huaxi's 40-year transition from a small village to a multibillion-dollar conglomerate with interests in steel, shipping, tobacco and textiles. By turns a communist dictator, capitalist entrepreneur and self-help guru, the 84-year-old is among China's most colourful characters. He is praised for turning Huaxi into one of the richest villages in China and enriching the original residents with annual shares, dividends and free overseas trips. He is also criticised for turning the community into a family fiefdom, in which workers get no holidays and his relatives get the best posts.
He has created a hierarchy largely determined by closeness to the Wu clan. Those from the original 2,000 Huaxi families are at the top of the pyramid. Next come the 35,000 residents from neighbouring villages that have been swallowed up by Huaxi's expansion. At the bottom are 20,000 newly arrived migrants, who provide labour for the factories on 12-hour shifts without weekend breaks. The monthly salaries of 3,000 yuan (£310) are better than average for low-skilled labour in China, but it is hardly a worker's paradise.
Wu is undoubtedly Huaxi's greatest draw. Coachloads of visitors – mostly cadres and retirees – turn up to listen to the 10.30am lecture he delivers every day in a village auditorium that has been decked out to resemble the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. His close connections to the central government ensure supportive policies – for example, planning permission to build a 72-storey skyscraper in an area where the next-biggest building in less than 20 floors tall. Wu says he looked to the mega-cities of the Middle East for inspiration. "This tower is my idea," the patriarch says in such a thick local accent that the interpreter needs an interpreter. "We learned from Dubai, but taking into account our domestic situation, we decided the height should be 328m. Why 328m? Because that is as tall as the highest building in Beijing." Chinese culture loads numbers with significance: 32 is associated with business and eight represents prosperity.
As village officials also proudly note in the invitation to the opening ceremony: "There are 209 countries that lack such a tall building." That includes the UK. Even the Shard London Bridge – which will be the tallest building in the EU when it is completed next year – is 18m shorter than Huaxi's new village centre.
Even for those used to the speed and scale of change in China, this is astonishing. The last time I visited Huaxi in 2005, it was building a cluster of giant pagodas, which then appeared outlandishly large compared to everything else in the village. Today, those same pagodas barely register in comparison to the supertower beside them, which pulsates in all the colours of the rainbow when night falls.
It is a tacky but impressive reminder of how far the village has come since the Mao era. That message is reinforced at the village museum, where old propaganda footage shows farmers breaking rocks, labouring in the fields and living in small, unfurnished homes. It is also evident in the small park, which preserves Wu's first factory, a whitewashed, single-storey building.
"We used to have a very difficult life. We lived in a thatched shed, ate bran and had nothing in our pockets," recalls Wu, whose message can be distilled to a drive for GDP growth. "I think it will never be wrong to expand the economy and make ordinary people rich. In our opinion, that is the priority."
This approach has worked for decades and never more so than during the past seven years, when Huaxi's sales have increased fivefold. But the skyscraper is a towering indicator that business as usual is no longer working. The 3.5bn yuan (£360m) investment is designed to attract tourists and new business to Huaxi as it attempts the leap from dirty industrial centre to an ecologically friendly service sector economy.
In making the transition from third-world village to first-world skyscraper, Huaxi is in many ways a microcosm of China. But the next step will be harder as it tries to cope with the declining competitiveness of its core industry, the inflated cost of land and worries about the environment. In this case, an even wider comparison can be drawn: like the global economy, Huaxi may be bumping up against limits to growth.
Until recently, the village earned half of its income from the iron and steel industry. But today, this has fallen to less than a third. This collapse is due to rising material costs, the expansion of rival firms and falling demand both overseas and in China. "This is the worst situation I have experienced," says Yang Yongchang, who has been general manager of the Jiangyin Huaxi Iron and Steel Company for eight years. "It will get worse in the future. People in this industry are panicking." He says Huaxi is planning to move the factory so it can reinvent itself as a tourist resort and commodities-trading hub. "We're trying to build an ecological village that looks like a forest garden," he says.
The costs of fast, dirty, old-style economic growth can no longer be ignored. Wu Yunfang, the head of environmental affairs in the local communist party, says the village has recently shut down five chemical and textile factories that once used to discharge pollutants into the local Changjiagang river. She estimates the value of the lost production at 150m yuan (£15m), which adds up to a significant environment bill along with the 350m yuan (£36m) spent on emissions scrubbing and wastewater treatment.
Territorial expansion is also becoming more expensive. In the past two decades, Huaxi swallowed 12 neighbouring villages as its industry and influence sprawled outwards. It is not officially a merger. The official terminology is that the villages are "united under Huaxi", but the reality is far more like a corporate takeover. Huaxi paid an annual fee to the surrounding villages and in return it gained control of economic management, land use decisions, labour issues and political appointments.
The loss of independence is worthwhile, according to Zhang Zhongxian, the former head of Xixiang village, who is now working for Huaxi's labour federation. Since his community was subsumed by Huaxi in 2002, Zhang estimates that average annual incomes have more than tripled, welfare for the elderly and disabled has improved and homes and roads have been upgraded. "In five to 10 years, we will be where Huaxi is now," Zhang says. "Many other villagers want to join. Even some from other provinces."
But land costs have risen dramatically. Huaxi's village chief, Wu Xie'en – the son of Wu Renbao – said this was a major factor in the decision to build the tower, which has been dubbed "a village in the air". "With the completion of this building, we can save a vast expanse of land. In China, the trend now is to build tall because the more the economy develops, the more space is needed. Where is the space for China in the future? We must look to the sky." The party secretary says he wants to turn the "city village" of Huaxi into a Shangri-la. "My father made people rich. Now I want to make them healthy and happy," he says.
The tower seems an odd way to do this. But the Wus argue that they have succeeded over the years by anticipating changes in the economic wind and gambling big on the outcome. They are trying again this time. Just in case, the outside world fails to notice, Huaxi has invited the international media to the village's 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, when its skyscraper will be officially unveiled. To give visitors a better view, villagers have started a helicopter business – a first step in a planned expansion into commercial aviation and high-end tourism.
If anywhere in China can find new areas of economic expansion it is Huaxi. But even with the political connections and business nous, it is hard to imagine that the village will reinvent itself as a tourist centre – particularly given the advanced age of the retired party secretary who is its main attraction.
But Huaxi has proved its doubters wrong in the past. Ahead of the opening of their new skyscraper, the mood on the streets was optimistic. In the evening, locals, neighbours and migrants gather to dance on the village square, a huge expanse of concrete between 15-storey pagodas that pulsate pink, blue, green and yellow. One migrant labourer from the steel factory, who declined to give his name, said the tower would help the economy and create new opportunities. "Nobody would invest so much money in something that wasn't sure to be a success, right?"

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chinese Men...............

seems to be a very special species: Especially if they are so-called officials of whatever small county, village etc. They have power and they abuse it: Taking advantages (bribes) whenever possible, being corrupt in the real meaning of this word. Besides this surely heavy drinking, big mouth attitude, cheating on their wives & families, beating others - simply said: They are above any law (in their idea / mind-set). Mostly they get in trouble because of some whistleblowing of envy, greedy compagnions or of the CCTV footage (which is almost everywhere in China) catching them during "action".
This one is from March this year - quite brutal. The guy in the red jacket is the security staff at this hotel.
Please read and then see the video by the CCTV of that hotel.
Yibin County [Sichuan province] group of men beating women exposed by surveillance camera, perpetrator suspected of being deputy captain of the traffic police. (This is the guy in black with the bag at his shoulder).
Truly completely lawless, barbaric, outrageous!!! Quoted from a discussion forum: They were caught off guard and completely amazed, subconsciously protecting themselves: “Why are you touching me? We are good girls, not out to sell ourselves.” The other party arrogantly replied: “So what if I touched you?” … Ultimately, it escalated into this scene.

update on the below: The said guy with the bag on his shoulder, the so-called "deputy captain of the traffic police"- it seems he rather tried to ease the trouble - he did not beat anybody - at least not seen on this CCTV footage. But it seems he is hanging around with the wrong kind of people.

And here a few days ago:
Female cadre uses real name to report being raped by county Disabled Persons’ Federation Chairman while drunk
Summary: Recently, Sichuan Pengan County a female Safety Supervision Bureau cadre using her real name claimed online that around noon on October 19th, she and the local Administration of Work Safety Deputy Director Zhang Sen and Pengan County Disabled Persons’ Federation Chairman Liu Xiquan were drinking together and after she became drunk, the two men carried her into a hotel then Li Xiquan raped her. In response, officials have expressed that they will seriously investigate this matter and at present, the relevant individuals involved have already been suspended and are under investigation.

Unofficial Translation Of China's New Social Insurance Rules For Foreigners

Please read this - be aware that after reading you make yourself sure if you are employed as a so-called "expat"in China - you better discuss this with your boss asap. They will push this law through & will take good care that ALL IS PAID PROPERLY ! Just imagine you are 35 years old and on your assignment from your company (lets say US, Aussie, French or Italy) in your company China office.
Better discuss a new salary asap with your boss. And all that you PAY IN you will get out when ? Yes if you choose to retire in China 30 years later ? If you leave earlier ? Better consider this money is gone - once the money is in China Man pocket it is very difficult to get it out of China Man pocket. Believe it or not - oh yes the law says you can get out a "lump sum" - Good luck ! Simply this whole law is an attempt to force out foreign managers, staff, experts etc. Take it that way !
The following is an unofficial translation of China’s new interim measures covering foreign participation in China’s social insurance system by Jun He Law Offices in Shanghai:
Interim Measures for the Participation inSocial Insurance by Foreigners Employed in China

Article 1

The present Measures are formulated in accordance with the SocialInsurance Law of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter the “Social Insurance Law”) in order to protect the lawful rights and interests of foreigners employed in China to lawfully participate in social insurance and receive social insurance benefits, and to strengthen social insurance administration.

Article 2

Foreigners employed in China shall refer to people who are not of Chinese nationality but are lawfully employed in China, and have obtained foreign resident permits and employment authorization, including Work Permits for Foreigners, Foreign Expert Certificates, Certificates of Resident Foreign
Correspondent, or hold a Permanent Resident Certificate for Foreigners.

 Article 3

Foreigners who are legally employed by organizations, including enterprises, public institutions, social organizations, privately-owned non-enterprise entities, foundations, law firms, and accounting firms, that are legally registered in China (hereinafter “Employing Units”) shall according to law participate in basic pension insurance for employees, basic medical insurance for employees,
occupational injury insurance, unemployment insurance and maternity insurance.
Employing Units and the foreigners shall pay social insurance premiums in accordance with regulations.
Foreigners who enter into employment contracts with employers outside of China and are dispatched to work in branches or representative offices registered in China (hereinafter “Domestic Work Units”) shall participate in basic pension insurance for employees, basic medical insurance for employees, occupational injury insurance, unemployment insurance and maternity insurance in accordance with law. Domestic Work Units and the foreigners shall pay social insurance premiums in accordance
with regulations.

Article 4

Employing Units that employ foreigners shall make social insurance registrations for the foreigners within 30 days of the handling of their employment authorizations.
Domestic Work Units shall make social insurance registrations for foreigners who are dispatched by employers outside of China to work in such Domestic Work Units in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.
Government agencies handling employment authorization for foreigners in accordance with law shall timely report to the local social insurance agencies of relevant information concerning employment of foreigners in China. Social insurance agencies shall make regular inquiries with relevant government agencies regarding the status of foreigners applying for employment authorization.

Article 5

Foreigners who participate in social insurance shall be entitled to social insurance benefits if they satisfy the prescribed conditions. Where a foreigner departs from China prior to reaching the age stipulated to draw a pension, his/her personal social insurance accounts will be retained, and his/her
social insurance contribution periods can be calculated cumulatively when he/she re-enters and is employed in China. If a foreigner applies in writing to terminate his/her social insurance relationship, the social insurance agencies may also pay the foreigner the amount deposited in his/her personal social insurance accounts in one lump sum.

Article 6

 In case of a foreigner’s death, the amount remained in his/her personal social insurance account can be legally inherited.

Article 7

Foreigners who receive monthly social insurance benefits outside of China shall provide at least annually a survival certificate, as issued by a Chinese embassy or consulate, or notarized by a competent entity and legalized by a Chinese embassy or consulate in their resident countries, to the social insurance agencies responsible for paying their social insurance benefits.
Where a foreigner lawfully enters China, he/she may prove his/her survival status personally before social insurance agencies, and thus no longer provide survival certificates as prescribed in the preceding paragraph.

Article 8

If any dispute arises between a foreigner legally participating in social insurance and his/her Employing Unit or Domestic Work Unit in respect of social insurance, the foreigner may apply for mediation, arbitration or file a lawsuit in accordance with law. If the Employing Unit or the Domestic Work Unit infringes upon his/her rights and interests in social insurance, the foreigner may also request the administrative department of social insurance or the agencies responsible for collecting social insurance premiums for handling in accordance with law.

Article 9

For foreigners employed in China who are nationals of countries that have entered into bilateral or multilateral treaties relating to social insurance with China, their participation in social insurance shall be handled in accordance with such treaties. {REMARK: This is only valid for the moment for South Korea & Germany}

Article 10

Social insurance agencies shall create social insurance numbers for foreigners and issue social insurance cards of the People’s Republic of China to foreigners in accordance with the Social Insurance Numbering Rules for Foreigners.

Article 11

Social insurance administrative departments shall supervise and inspect the status of foreigners’ participation in social insurance in accordance with the Social Insurance Law. Any Employing Unit or Domestic Work Unit failing to lawfully make social insurance registrations or pay social insurance premiums for foreigners that they employ shall be subject to the Social Insurance Law, Social Insurance Supervision Regulation and other laws, administrative regulations and relevant rules.
Employing Units who employ foreigners without obtaining employment authorization in accordance with law or not holding a Permanent Resident Certificate for Foreigners shall be subject to the Administrative Provisions on Employment of Foreigners in China.

Article 12

The present Measures shall become effective on October 15, 2011

I am sure that now you understand everything - isn't it ? Be aware heavy penalties will be imposed on those who do not obey the law !