In 2014, China established the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System as an important measure to protect enterprises’ creditors. The publicized information comes from government departments and market entities including all local Industrial and Commercial Administration in China.
How Can You Find the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System and What Can You Do with It
The website domain of the China National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System is: http://www.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
You can search for any Chinese company’s record in this system with the company’s registered name in the Chinese language or Unified Social Credit Code (统一社会信用代码).
In theory, you can find any company’s registration information in this system. If you can’t find it, the data may not be updated. You can go to any Local Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System, the URL links are as follow. You can find a company’s information in its local (provincial) system.
Websites of local Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System:
Jiangsu (江苏) http://js.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Zhejiang (浙江) http://zj.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Hebei (河北) http://he.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Shandong (山东) http://sd.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Liaoning (辽宁) http://ln.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Heilongjiang (黑龙江) http://gsxt.hlj.gov.cn/index.jspx
Gansu (甘肃) http://gsxt.hlj.gov.cn/index.jspx
Jilin (吉林) http://jl.gsxt.gov.cn/
Qinghai (青海) http://qh.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Henan (河南) http://ha.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Hubei (湖北) http://he.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Hunan (湖南) http://hn.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Jiangxi (江西) http://jx.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Guangdong (广东) http://gd.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Yunnan (云南) http://yn.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Fujian (福建) http://fj.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Hainan (海南) http://hn.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Shanxi (山西) http://22.214.171.124/index.jspx
Sichuan (四川) http://sc.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Shanxi (陕西) http://sn.gsxt.gov.cn/
Guizhou (贵州) http://gz.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Anhui (安徽) http://ah.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Beijing (北京) http://bj.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Chongqing (重庆) http://cq.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Shanghai (上海) http://sh.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Tianjin (天津) http://tj.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Inner Mongolia (内蒙古) www.nmgs.gov.cn
Guangxi (广西) http://gx.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
Tibet (西藏) http://126.96.36.199/index.jspx
Xinjiang (新疆) http://xj.gsxt.gov.cn/
Ningxia (宁夏) http://nx.gsxt.gov.cn/index.html
What information is available on this website
On this website, you can find the basic registration information of any Chinese company.
1.Unified Social Credit Code
11.Date of Latest Check by Authority
You could also find whether this company is on the Official List of Dishonest Persons Subject to Enforcement (失信被执行人名单) or whether it is penalized by authorities.
Problems in Using the China National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System and Possible Solutions
Problem 1: Sometimes, when you try to get on this website, you need to wait for some time with patience, since there are too many people using it at the same time. And what’s worse is that you may find out that you are unable to log in after a period of waiting. At this time, please use the following ways to try to solve this problem.
Solutions: 1. Please check the network and make sure that your internet connection is fine.
2. Sometimes the problem is in the browser. Using well-known browsers, like Chrome、IE may be a good help for you.
Problem 2: After inputting the Unified Social Credit Code, you may see a verification process. In general, the verification process is of two types.
The first one is that you need to slide a block to complete the verification process. (As is shown in the picture.)
You may also encounter a Chinese character verification system which can be a little bit more difficult. (As is shown in the picture.)
Solution: The first type is very simple, you could finish it by yourself. The second one requires you to find someone fluent in Chinese to help you.
When doing business or working with a company from China, the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System can be a great help. At least, you can check whether a company exists or is officially listed as dishonest in this system, although the system is in the Chinese language, and you may need a Google translator to help you read the information in it.