Your first step on the path to registering your company in China is the company name registration department; given the fun title of: The State Administration of Market supervision or in Chinese 国家市场监督管理总局。Website: http://wsdj.saic.gov.cn/saicmcdjweb/

There you'll simply register the company name you'd like to use, and no, you can't register a company with an English name in China, It must be Chinese! Furthermore, company names in China must follow a strict format;

  • First 2 Characters: The City where the company is registered, e.g. Beijing
  • Next 2 or 3 Characters: The part you choose. Can be a name, or a synonym to your English company name.
  • Next 2 or 4 characters: The kind of company you are registering. e.g. Consulting or cultural media
  • Last 2-4 Characters: Always Company LTD, 有限公司 or 公司

So a Chinese company name in full may look like: 

北京白云咨询有限公司:  Beijing White Cloud Consulting company limited.

 

Finally, All WFOE company types for the ending are as follows (choose 1 to complete your company name + add 有限公司):

1. Science and technology:

科技,教育科技,生物科技,农业科技,电子科技,网络科技,生化科技,激光科技,节能科技,科技发展,能源科技,环保科技,医药科技等


Science and technology, education science and technology, biological science and technology, agricultural science and technology, Electronic Science and technology, network science and technology, biochemical science and technology, laser science and technology, energy saving science and technology development, energy science and technology, environmental protection science and technology, medical science and technology, etc.

2. Technical category:

技术,环境技术,农业高新技术,检测技术,信息技术,经济技术,消防技术,工程技术,机电技术,生物技术,新能源技术


Technology, Environmental Technology, Agricultural High-tech, Detection Technology, Information Technology, Economic Technology, Fire Protection Technology, Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Biotechnology, New Energy Technology

3. Culture:

文化,文化发展,文化传,文化传媒,文化交流


Culture, Cultural Development, Culture, Cultural Media, Cultural Exchange

4, Consulting:

 

咨询,管理咨询,信息咨询,投资咨询,教育咨询,建筑设计咨询,文化信息咨询

Consultation, Management Consultation, Information Consultation, Investment Consultation, Education Consultation, Architectural Design Consultation, Cultural Information Consultation

 

5. Training:

培训,技术培训,企业管理培训,计算机技术培训


Training, technical training, business management training, computer technology training

6. Design:

设计,建筑设计,家居装饰设计,旅游规划设计


Design, Architectural Design, Home Decoration Design, Tourism Planning and Design

7. Services:

服务,家政服务,商务服务,劳务服务,会议服务,婚庆服务


Service, Home Economics Service, Business Service, Labor Service, Conference Service, Wedding Service

房地产经纪有限公司


Real Estate Brokerage Co., Ltd.

8. Advertising:

广告,广告传媒


Advertising, Advertising Media

9. Business and trade:

商贸,贸易,服装服饰,针纺织品、装饰品


Trade, trade, clothing and apparel, knitted textiles, decorations

10. Trade:

进出口贸易


Import and export trade

11. Leasing category:

建筑机械设备租赁、汽车租赁


Rental of construction machinery and equipment, car rental

12. Engineering:

工程,建筑工程,装饰工程,园林绿化工程,照明工程,通讯工程


Engineering, Construction Engineering, Decoration Engineering, Landscape Greening Engineering, Lighting Engineering, Communication Engineering

13. Logistics:

物流,物流运输


Logistics, Logistics Transportation

14. Management:

管理,投资管理,企业管理,餐饮管理,管理顾问,金融管理


Management, Investment Management, Enterprise Management, Catering Management, Management Consultant, Financial Management

15. Maintenance category:

维修,电器维修,机械维修


Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance

16. Mechanical equipment:

机械设备,办公设备,消防设备,自控设备,机电设备,冷暖设备,环保设备,测试设备,电力设备,实验室设备


Mechanical equipment, office equipment, fire fighting equipment, automatic control equipment, mechanical and electrical equipment, heating and cooling equipment, environmental protection equipment, test equipment, power equipment, laboratory equipment

17. Printing:

印刷,印刷设计,印刷技术,印刷器材


Printing, Printing Design, Printing Technology, Printing Equipment

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