China

INCREASING POLITICAL SENSITIVITY The Chinese government has become increasingly sensitive to use of flags and emblems, particularly with regards to use which touches upon matters of politics...
April 2018
On March 1, 2018, the Administrative Measures for Outbound Investments by Enterprises (‘Circular 11’) issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (the ‘NDRC’) went into effect. In...
April 2018
Companies doing business with China have greater incentive than ever before to strengthen their compliance programs, as the country has now created a new supra-agency, the National Supervision...
April 2018
A.I. These 2 simple letters may conjure up images of robots dominating the world, but really—what is it? A.I. (artificial intelligence) is exactly what its name indicates. Intelligence that...
April 2018
On 5 January 2018, the National Development and Reform Commission (‘NDRC’) circulated for public comment the draft Smart Car Innovation and Development Strategy (智能汽车创新发展战略). A smart car...
April 2018
On 2 February 2018, the All-China Lawyers Association (‘ACLA’) issued the Rules on the Business Promotion Activities of Lawyers (Trial) (律师业务推广行为规则(试行)), with immediate effect. The rules...
April 2018
On 13 February 2018, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (‘CBRC’) issued a revised version of the Measures on Implementing the Administrative Licensing Matters of Foreign-invested Banks...
April 2018
On 18 January 2018,the Ministry of Commerce (‘MOFCOM’) and six other administrative agencies jointly issued the Interim Measures for the Reporting of Outbound Investments Subject to Approval or...
April 2018
  It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own laws. – Vladimir Lenin Those who have knowledge, do not predict. Those who predict, do not have...
March 2018
The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (‘China Customs’) has released the Decree on the Promulgation of the Measures of the People’s Republic of China on Customs...
March 2018
On 29 December 2017, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (TC 260), which is jointly administered by the Cyberspace Administration of China and the Standardization...
March 2018
The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (‘SAIC’) has announced that the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (‘TRAB’) will publish on its website most trade mark review decisions within...
March 2018
The Supreme People's Court (‘SPC’) has issued a pair of judicial interpretations to clarify the procedures for the Chinese courts when hearing and reporting cases involving judicial review of...
March 2018
The China Banking Regulatory Commission (‘CBRC’) has issued measures governing entrusted loans by commercial banks. On 6 January 2018, the CBRC issued the Measures on the Administration of...
March 2018
NDRC issues new outbound investment rules In December 2017, the NDRC issued the Administrative Measures for Outbound Investment by Enterprises. The measures reshape the regime governing Chinese...
February 2018
According to the website of the State Council Information Office (SCIO), vice finance minister Zhu Guangyao announced at a press briefing held on 10 November 2017 that China would relax and...
January 2018
On 24 November 2017, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) issued the Notice on Perfecting the Foreign Exchange Administration of Outbound Guarantees of Foreign Loans by Domestic...
January 2018
The China tax incentives for Advanced Technology Service Enterprises (ATSE) were first introduced in the Suzhou Industrial Park in 2006, then applied to 21 pilot cities in 2014, and subsequently...
December 2017
On 5 September 2017, the National People's Congress ("NPC") Standing Committee released the Anti-unfair Competition Law of the People's Republic of China (Second Draft for Deliberation) for public...
November 2017
On 25 August 2017, the Supreme People's Court ("SPC") issued the Provisions on Various Issues on the Application of the Company Law of the People's Republic of China (IV), which took effect 1...
November 2017