China

On 11 July 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) circulated for public comment the Rules on the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure Security (Draft for Comments...
August 2017
On 28 June 2017, the NDRC and MOFCOM jointly released the 2017 Catalogue for the Guidance of Foreign Investment. The new catalogue cuts 30 restrictive measures to foreign investors and opens up new...
August 2017
China's securities regulator pledged on Wednesday, 26 July, to expand access to capital markets for all types of investors, while encouraging more long-term institutional participation in the...
July 2017
On 2 May 2017, the CAC issued the Provisions on the Administration of Internet News Information Services, which will take effect 1 June 2017. The CAC circulated a draft of the provisions in...
July 2017
On 5 June 2017, the General Office of the State Council distributed the Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access in the Pilot Free Trade Zones (Negative List) (2017 Version). The...
July 2017
On 26 May 2017, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) circulated for public comment the Measures for Record-filing Administration of the Establishment and Change of Foreign-invested Enterprises (“Draft...
July 2017
On 9 May 2017, the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (“SPP”) jointly released the Interpretation on Several Issues on the Application of Law to the Adjudication of...
July 2017
After the implementation of a pilot programme in ten locations (including Beijing and Shanghai) for six months, the China State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs (“SAFEA”) has recently issued...
June 2017
On 1 April 2017, the CPC Central Commission and State Council announced to establish a new national economic zone (Xiong’an New Area) based in north China’s Hebei province. Located in and around...
June 2017
On 11 April 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) circulated for public comment the Measures on Security Assessments for the Export of Personal Information and Important Data (...
June 2017
China’s total overseas investment in commercial real estate has been increasing – there was a 49 percent increase in 2016 compared to 2015. This article explores whether we can expect this increase...
May 2017
The issuance volume of PRC-related offshore bonds hit a record high of approximately US$103 billion in the year of 2016 and remained strong in the first quarter of 2017.1 Due to a variety of...
May 2017
On 28 February 2017, the SPC published the Arrangement between the Courts in the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Mutually Entrusted Taking of Evidence in Civil and...
May 2017
On 15 March 2017, the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) enacted the General Provisions of the Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China, which will take effect 1 October 2017. The...
May 2017
On 26 January 2017, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) issued the Notice on Further Promoting Foreign Exchange Administration Reform and Perfecting Authenticity and Compliance...
April 2017
On 10 January 2017, the Supreme People’s Court issued the Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Adjudication of Administrative Cases on Granting and Affirming Trademark-related Rights, which...
April 2017
Chinese outbound investment in the EU has been growing steadily, hitting a record €20 billion in 2015 and remaining strong in 2016. While most European economic actors perceive this trend as positive...
March 2017
On 9 January 2017, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council jointly issued the Opinions on the Development of...
March 2017
On 3 January 2017, the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) issued its 15th batch of guiding cases. Guiding cases are not binding as legal precedents, but they are considered to have very strong...
March 2017
In the rapidly evolving data protection environment in China, there has been some helpful (but unfortunately still limited) clarification around two areas of uncertainty. New Cybersecurity...
March 2017