Can a labor contract be in English according to Chinese law?
Yes, a labor contract can be in English according to Chinese law. However, the Chinese version of the contract must also be provided, and in case of any discrepancy between the two versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.
According to Article 10 of the Employment Contract Law of the People's Republic of China:
"The language used in an employment contract shall be Chinese. If a foreigner or a stateless person who does not understand Chinese signs an employment contract, a Chinese version shall be provided. In case of any discrepancy between the Chinese version and the foreign language version, the Chinese version shall prevail."