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by Matt Slater
27 March 2019
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If you are trying to find out if a Chinese company's registration has been revoked, cancelled or rescinded we hope the terms in this glossary will be useful to you.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.
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.
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)
The nature of these Chinese terms mean they can be quite challenging to translate into English, but here is our best shot:
Below are the terms we have found to indicate a registration has been revoked or cancelled. English translations are again our own.
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.
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Hi there, I'm Matt, the Founder & CEO of China Checkup. Originally from the UK, I am now based in Brisbane, Australia.
Frustrated by the scarcity of concise, high-quality and timely information about Chinese companies, I setup China Checkup whilst living in Shanghai in 2013.
My team are proud that China Checkup's company verification reports have now helped thousands of clients from all corners of the world to do business in China more safely.
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