Event Details

Recently, China's Social Credit System (SCS) has become one of the most discussed topics in western media. But until now, the discussion has focused primarily on the potential impact of the SCS on individuals in China, while one of the system's original purposes is often overlooked, i.e. the creation of a comprehensive rating system for companies with its planned rollout in 2020.

It was reported, that the widespread implications of the Corporate SCS might include, for example:

  • Tax ratings that are based not only on tax-specific requirements, but also individual ratings of responsible personnel, and/or respective companies
  • Companies' credit scores might be impacted by the ratings of their suppliers and business partners
  • Requirements for companies to regularly transfer corporate data, which will then be published and made publicly available in national databases

This is happening already - through the collection of massive amounts of company data, which will be made available to government entities and partly to the public. The ratings and subsequent possible inclusions of companies on blacklists or red-lists have the potential to significantly impact future business in China.

During this seminar, Mr. René Bernard of Ecovis Beijing will give an overview of the potential future impact of the Corporate SCS on companies, with a special focus on the tax and legal aspects of the matter. Furthermore, Mr. Bernard will also tackle the question of what actions should foreign-invested companies consider in order to prepare for the coming implementation of the credit rating system.

Language: English


14:30-14:45 Registration/Welcome

14:45-15:30 Presentation Part 1 (Mr. René Bernard)

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break & Networking

16:00-16:30 Presentation Part 2 (Mr. René Bernard)

16:30-17:00 Q&A

Fee: German Chamber Member: RMB 100 | Non-Member: RMB 200


Die Backstube, Crossing of Shengtai Street & Hemei Road (200 Meters east), Changchun

迪巴斯克德餐厅 (中懋天地店),长春市生态大街和和美路交叉处东200米

Please note: A seminar series will be organized in 3 cities in the Northeast region, including Shenyang (October 24) and Dalian (October 25).


2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Presentation (Part 1)
3:30 PM - 4 PM
Coffee Break & Networking
4 PM - 4:30 PM
Presentation (Part 2)
4:30 PM - 5 PM


  • Mr. René Bernard (BD Manager at ECOVIS Beijing)

    Mr. René Bernard

    BD Manager at ECOVIS Beijing


    As BD Manager at Ecovis Beijing, René advises German and Chinese clients. His work focuses mainly on Individual Income Tax in China and legal topics. The implementation of the Corp. Social Credit System in China has also become a field of research and expertise for him recently.

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