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March 2019

Chinese Company Registration Status Terms Glossary

This glossary identifies the different Chinese company registration status terms that appear on official Mainland China company records.

If you are trying to find out if a Chinese company's registration has been revoked, cancelled or rescinded we hope the terms in this glossary will be useful to you.

Keep reading to find out about the various Chinese terms used to describe a company's registration status and get our English translations.

What is a Chinese Company Registration Status?

When we lookup registration records for Mainland China companies the status is listed under the term "登记状态" (Dēngjì zhuàngtài), which means "Registration Status".

Here at China Checkup we verify Chinese companies, and having viewed tens of thousands of Chinese company AIC records, we have found a wide range of terms used to describe a company's registration status.

Hence, this glossary provides a list of the various terminology used to describe a Chinese company registration status, together with pinyin and English translations.

Chinese Company Registration Status Terms

We've split this part into 2 sections - one for the terms which mean a company is currently registered, and another section which means it is not.

Tip: If you are looking for a specific term, try using the search function (Ctrl+F)

Terms that Indicate a Chinese Company is Currently Registered

The nature of these Chinese terms mean they can be quite challenging to translate into English, but here is our best shot:

Chinese Terminology Pinyin Our English Translation
存续(在营、开业、在册) Cúnxù (zài yíng, kāiyè, zàicè) Existing (In Operation, Open, Registered)
在营(开业)企业 Zài yíng (kāiyè) qǐyè In Operation (Open) Enterprise
开业 Kāiyè Open
存续 Cúnxù Existing
正常 Zhèngcháng Normal
在业 Zài yè In Business

Terms that Indicate a Chinese Company's Registration is NOT Current

Below are the terms we have found to indicate a registration has been revoked or cancelled. English translations are again our own.

Chinese Terminology Pinyin Our English Translation
吊销,已注销 Diàoxiāo, yǐ zhùxiāo Revoked, Already Cancelled
吊销,未注销 Diàoxiāo, wèi zhùxiāo Revoked, Awaiting Cancellation
注销 Zhùxiāo Cancelled
迁出
Qiān chū
Moved Out
撤销 Chèxiāo Rescinded
吊销 Diàoxiāo Revoked
暂停 Zàntíng Suspended

Finding a Chinese Company's Registration Status

If you know the Chinese name of a Mainland China company and are able to navigate the AIC's national company registration website (only available in Chinese language) it is possible to check their registration status online.

Otherwise it makes sense to utilise China Checkup's expertise and order one of our company verification services. We can verify any Chinese company and provide a detailed English language PDF report direct to your inbox. All of our services are highly accurate, quick and cost effective.


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