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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...
8 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 (...
8 June 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...
5 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...
5 May 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...
10 April 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...
10 April 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...
16 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...
8 March 2017
On 18 November 2016, the SPC issued the Provisions on Certain Issues involving Trials of Independent Guarantee Disputes, which took effect 1 December 2016, to acknowledge the increasing use of these...
7 February 2017
On 16 November 2016, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) announced it had levied a RMB 667,724,176.88 administrative fine against Swedish packaging company Tetra Pak...
7 February 2017
On 27 September 2016, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs issued the Notice on the Implementation of the Pilot Programme for the Issuance of a Work Permit System for Foreigners in...
16 January 2017
On 18 November 2016, the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) Standing Committee circulated for public comment the General Principles of the Civil Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft) (“Draft...
16 January 2017
On 7 November 2016, the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) Standing Committee enacted the Network Security Law of the People’s Republic of China 2016, which will take effect 1 June 2017. The...
10 January 2017
On 4 November 2016, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) issued the Administrative Provisions on Internet Live-streaming Services 2016, which took effect 1 December 2016. The provisions...
10 January 2017
On 21 October 2016, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) circulated for public comment the Negative List for Internet Market Access (“First Batch, Pilot Version”). The...
9 December 2016
On 13 October 2016, the State Council released to the public the Plan to Implement Special Rectification Work on Internet Finance Risks, which was circulated internally on 12 April 2016. The plan...
8 December 2016
On 19 September 2016, the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) issued the Measures of the Supreme People’s Court for the Establishment and Management of the Database of Online Service Providers 2016, which...
7 December 2016
On 27 September 2016, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) circulated for public comment the Announcement of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce on...
7 December 2016
On 5 July 2016, the NPC circulated for public comment the Network Security Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft) (Draft for Second Review) 2016. The second draft contains significant changes...
7 November 2016
On 17 August 2016, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (“CBRC”), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), Ministry of Public Security (“MPS”) and the Cyberspace Administration of...
7 November 2016
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