Article 1: These provisions are formulated for the development of
international economic and trade contacts and for the regulation of resident
representative offices of foreign companies, enterprises and other economic
organizations (hereinafter referred to as "foreign enterprises") in China.
Article 2: A foreign enterprise which needs to establish a resident
representative office in China must first submit an application and, upon
receipt of approval, complete the registration procedures.
Article 3: A foreign enterprise shall submit the following documents
and materials in its application for the establishment of a resident
representative office in China:
a. An application signed by the chairman of the board of directors or the
presidnt of the enterprise. The application shall include the name of the
resident representative office, its personnel, its scope of business, its
location and term of residence,
b. An official business license issued by the pertinent authorities where
the enterprise is located-
c. An affidavit of capital statement issued by a financial institution
with which the enterprise has business relationship-
d. An official statement from the enterprise indicating the personnel
appointed to the resident representative office. The resume of each person
appointed must be included in the statement.
Financial and insurance enterprises shall submit, in addition to
sub-paragraphs a, b, and d above, an annual report including financial and
income statements, the articles of incorporation, and a list of the members
of the board of directors.
Article 4: Depending on the nature of business, applications for the
establishment of foreign resident representative offices are to be approved by
the pertinent authorities, as follows: