Background Checks China

Background checks in China can be divided into two categories:

  • discrete checks which may be done without the subjects’ knowledge (perhaps when considering a proactive approach to a prospective employee; to determine an employee’s suitability for a specific role; or where concerns have been identified regarding the conduct of an employee); or
  • open checks which are more similar to standard pre-employment screening checks conducted with the subject’s consent and necessary supporting information and documents.

For any checks, one of the most challenging aspects is conducting effective Internet/media searches.  This is challenging because of the sheer scale of local searches in China and because of the time it takes to cross-check and verify. A critical component is having the right identification information to start with, and we will be able to provide guidance on what is needed to achieve the best possible outcome.

For discrete enhanced checks we would cover:

  1. Family record
  2. Credit report
  3. Litigation
  4. Company Legal Representative positions held
  5. Company Directorships/shareholdings
  6. Intellectual property rights registered in China
  7. Internet and media research with a focus on red flags
  8. PEP (Politically Exposed Persons) and Sanctions

For educational degree checks, a copy of the degree and graduation certificates would be required, and if they were granted after September 1, 2008, most checks can be completed online. If granted prior to that date, then we would need an ID and a release. 

For open pre-employment checks in China (conducted with the individual’s consent and appropriate documentary support) we would cover:

  1. ID verification
  2. Education & Employment
  3. Directorships
  4. Criminal history
  5. Civil Litigation
  6. Financial Probity (Bad Payment History)
  7. PEP (Politically Exposed Persons) and Sanctions

In addition to these checks, we would include any adverse and noteworthy media checks, OSINT, Deep Web and Dark Net research.  

Please contact us if you require more information.