China

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
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 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 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 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 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 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