To start a business in China you need to obtain a business license . There are three types of business licenses mainly. Mainland, Free Zone and Offshore. The procedure for each type of license differs.
Primarily business set up in China involves the following-
Initial approval from the competent authority, for initiation of the business.
Legal and official approval from the authority after thorough verification of the documents. This includes the investor’s identity, qualifications, resident status, financial stability and so on.
The authorities will also ascertain the feasibility of the business by examining the official and commercial space, AOA and MOA, the basic structure of the organisation etc.