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Russell Bedford Boosts Presence in China by Adding Member Firm in Shanghai

Admission of Shanghai JiaLiang CPAs Limited marks latest move in strategy to develop national network in major Chinese cities.

London, United Kingdom, March 11, 2012 --( Russell Bedford International, the global professional services group, has further expanded its presence in China with the admission to its network of Shanghai JiaLiang CPAs Limited, based in Shanghai. Complementing the network's principal existing locations in Beijing, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, this latest addition is a key step in Russell Bedford’s strategic development of a national network of member firms throughout major business locations in China.

Established in 2008, Shanghai JiaLiang CPAs has quickly established a reputation as an adviser to in-bound international investors, with many major brand names and an increasing number of multinational companies among its 400-plus clients. Under managing partner Charles Wang the firm has also become recognised for its professional excellence, being awarded the highest possible quality classification, Category 'A', by the Shanghai Institute of Certified Public Accountants (SICPA) in 2010.

Russell Bedford Asia-Pacific regional director John Van Dieren commented: “The addition of Shanghai JiaLiang CPAs marks a major step forward in extending our coverage in one of the world’s most vital economic locations. The firm’s reputation in advising in-bound investors – both multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – further adds to our international experience in this field.”

Shanghai JiaLiang managing partner Charles Wang added: “Shanghai’s importance as an in-bound investment centre is well known. We were impressed by the experience of the Russell Bedford network in advising new market entrants in some of the world's most challenging locations, and recognised a clear match between their approach and policies and our own.”


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About Shanghai JiaLiang CPAs Limited

Shanghai JiaLiang CPAs Limited was founded in 2008 by a team of senior professionals breaking away from a mid-tier accounting practice on its merger into a larger international group. It has since grown to become a full-service firm providing audit, accounting, tax and investment advisory services. The firm's five-strong partner team has worked together for more than ten years in international CPA firms. Find out more at

About Russell Bedford International

Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants. Ranked amongst the world's leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 200 offices in more than 80 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting.

Russell Bedford International is a full member of the IFAC Forum of Firms. It has a globally coordinated quality assurance programme and is committed to the use of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).


Charles Wang
Managing Partner
Shanghai Jialiang CPAs Limited
T: +86 21 6045 2600
M: +86 1380 1616 010

Kempton Bedell-Harper
Marketing Director
Russell Bedford International
T: +44 20 7410 0339
M: +33 6 32 29 94 41
Russell Bedford International
Mr. Kempton Bedell-Harper
+44 20 7410 0339