• 1992

    Birth of China Briefing

    The first monthly issue of China Briefing Magazine is printed, with an initial run of 500 copies. Written by Chris Devonshire-Ellis in order to promote the services of Dezan Shira & Associates, this issue deals with the legal procedures for setting up representative offices in China. It immediately sells out, with the second issue running to 1,000 copies. That too sells out and the third issue is increased to 10,000 copies distributed on a national basis.

  • 2001

    First Online Magazine and News Website Launched

    China Briefing develops its own website and begins a regular online news update service. China Briefing Magazine print increased to 25,000 copies per issue.

  • 2004

    China Regional Business Guides

    The first China Briefing book is published, including the first Shanghai business guide to be printed for over 60 years. The launch event is held at the main ballroom of the Peace Hotel on the Bund. This is followed by guides to Beijing and North China, as well as South China and the Pearl River Delta.

  • 2005

    China Briefing goes International

    China Briefing is made available in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Online readership reached over 100 countries internationally.

  • 2006

    Technical Business Guides to China

    A series of China technical books are published, starting with establishment guides to ROs, WFOEs and JVs, and continuing through tax and other related disciplines. These are exclusively written by staff at Dezan Shira & Associates.

  • 2007

    India Briefing Launched

    As Dezan Shira & Associates broke into the Indian market, the first India Briefing Magazine is published. The launch is attended by Madame Nuripama Rao, then Indian Ambassador to China.

  • 2008

    Vietnam Briefing Launched

    Vietnam Briefing is launched to support Dezan Shira & Associates expansion into Vietnam.

  • 2009

    10th Anniversary of China Briefing

    China Briefing holds 10th anniversary parties in Beijing and Shanghai. Subscribers to China Briefing Magazine reach 25,000 and Asia Briefing websites are recording over 100,000 views per month.

  • 2012

    Dezan Shira & Associates celebrate 20 years in China

    Dezan Shira & Associates reaches its 20th anniversary in China, marking the company as one of the longest-established consulting practices in China. They remain the only firm in China with a specific publishing subsidiary to deal with educating and advising foreign investors on the technical matters of doing business in the region.

  • 2014

    Dezan Shira Asian Alliance

    Seeking to provide legal, tax and audit advisory services in multiple Asian jurisdictions, Dezan Shira creates the Dezan Shira Asian Alliance with selected local practices in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.