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Company Register 35% open


What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category does not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet etc. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Name of company
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Company address
  • Updated at least once a month

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Corporate Information Search published by State Administration for Industry & Commerce of the People's Republic of China)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Database can be browsed by submitting a blank search query (though only from this page:, but only 10 results display at a time. The limit to the number of results displayed is a severe logistical limitation to using the database.

The data available at national level might not include certain companies which are registered at city/province level.

There is also a browseable government list of enterprises available here: though it is unclear how comprehensive it is.

Reviewer comments

Changes made, publisher and title added, more details added in description.



  • Rebecca Sentance