China

On 30 August 2017, the National Information Security Standardisation Technical Committee (TC 260) circulated for public comment the second draft of the Guidelines for the Security Assessment...
October 2017
On 18 August 2017, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), People's Bank of China (“PBOC”) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (“MFA”) jointly issued the...
October 2017
On 25 August 2017, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (“CBRC”) issued the Guidelines for Information Disclosure on the Business Activities of Network Loan Information Agencies. The guidelines...
October 2017
On 13 July 2017, the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”), Ministry of Justice (“MOJ”) and China Banking Regulatory Commission (“CBRC”) jointly issued the Notice on Fully Utilising the Enforceability of...
October 2017
On 4 August 2017, the Payment and Settlement Department of the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”) issued the Notice on Migrating the Online Payment Business of Non-bank Payment Institutions from Direct...
October 2017
On 13 July 2017, the Ministry for Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued the Measures on the Administration of Telecommunications Business Operating Licences, which took effect 1...
September 2017
On 28 June 2017, representatives of MOFCOM and the Hong Kong government signed two new agreements under the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (“CEPA”): Investment...
September 2017
As part of its legal reform, the Central Chinese government approved the establishment of the first cyberspace court in China on 26 June 2017. The Cyberspace Court was established in Hangzhou, the...
September 2017
China’s Cybersecurity Law came into force on 1 June 2017, amidst speculation that there would be a grace period of up to 31 December 2018 when it would not be enforced.  Recent state level...
August 2017
On 28 June 2017, the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (“Shanghai FTZ”) Administrative Commission and the Shanghai Financial Services Office jointly released the Guidelines on the Negative List...
August 2017
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