The employment of staff offers fundamental challenges that all foreign companies or Representative Offices entering China need to master. What rules and regulations apply in creating labor contracts? How do employees and employers pay social benefits and taxes? What differences exist between employing locals and foreigners? Since Representative Offices or foreign companies that have no legal entity in China aren’t allowed to hire local staff directly, how can they employ staff? Can HR outsourcing help solve these issues? These questions, and more, tax companies as they begin the hiring process.