The organising committee of the International Conference of Chinese Tax and Policy is now calling for papers for the 2021 conference. The conference is going to be held online through Zoom on 4th and 5th December 2021, due to Australia’s COVID-19 travel restriction.

The conference is jointly organised by the University of Sydney Business School, the Journal of Chinese Tax and Policy, and the Department of Public Economics of Xiamen University.

The organising committee welcomes any paper dealing with the conference theme: Digital tax and new directions in tax reform.

Possible topics/streams

  • VAT liability for foreign service providers (Netflix) and foreign platforms (Aliexpress, Amazon)
  • Digital services tax to collect income tax from foreign advertising platforms (Google, Facebook)
  • VAT exemptions for small business
  • PIT reform in China including the removal of concessions for expatriates
  • Impact of the proposed new VAT Law
  • Distribution of income tax and VAT revenues across provinces

The organising committee also welcomes papers that is not related to the major theme. All accepted papers have the priority to be selected for publication in the Journal of Chinese Tax and Policy, subject to an international blind peer-review process.

Submission guidelines

  • Please submit an abstract in English of 300 words.
  • Please provide the final paper in English, and please provide the original Chinese version if the work has been translated.
  • If translation is required for the paper, please contact the Journal of Chinese Tax and Policy.

Please send all submissions to [email protected] before 21 July 2021.

Registration costs

There is no fee for participants.


Xi Nan (Nancy), Jun Zhao (David), Shaoxin Wang (Alina)

Email: [email protected]


Eva Huang

Editor, the Journal of Chinese Tax and Policy

Email: [email protected]

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