Major Changes in China’s Accounting Principles

China Accountancy Principles

In these years, there are some significant changes in IFRS, such as IFRS 15 – Revenue from contracts with customers, IFRS 16 –leases and etc. They all have impacts on the Chinese market. The PRC GAAP has some subject changes to follow up with IFRS.

1. Distinguish continuous operating net profit with terminus operating net profit

CAS 42-Non-current assets or disposal groups held for sale and discontinued operations sets out the requirements relating to the classification, measurement and presentation of existing non-current assets or disposal groups held for sale and the presentation of discontinued operations as of 28 May 2017, and requires applying the related accounting policies prospectively. After the adoption of CAS 42, the Group has revised the presentation of the financial statements, including the separate presentation of profit or loss from continuing operations and discontinued operations in the consolidated income statement and company income statement.

2. The addition of other income

Pursuant to CAS 16 –Government grants, the accounting treatment of the government grant is changed from only gross method to allowing net method. The amortization method of deferred income related to government grant is changed from average useful life amortization method to a reasonable and systematic amortization method and the presentation item of the government grant is changed from non-operation income to other income.

3. The addition of gains from assets disposals

Pursuant to Caikuai [2017] No.30-notice related to revising the financial statements format for general enterprises,”gains from assets disposals” is added in the income statement to reflect the gain or loss on the sale of non-current assets (not including financial instruments, long-term equity investment and investment properties) or disposal groups that are classified as held for sale; gain or loss from disposal of fixed assets, construction in progress, productive biological assets and intangible assets that are not classified as held for sale; gain or loss from disposal of non-current assets in debt restructuring; and gain or loss from exchange of non-monetary assets.


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