On July 6, 2015, China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), circulated for comment two pieces of draft legislation with significant potential implications for data privacy and data security in China. Comments...more
Our September 16, 2014 client alert, “Brave New World? Recent Challenges Facing Foreign IT Companies in China,” discussed efforts by the Chinese government to enforce heightened network security standards, with a particular...more
On September 1, 2014, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued the Guiding Opinions on Strengthening Network Security in the Telecommunications and Internet Sectors (the “Opinions”). Issuance of...more
Following issuance over the last several months of more general policy statements promising liberalized foreign investment rules applicable to the telecommunications sector within the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone...more
As many of our readers are aware, the “variable interest entity” (“VIE”) structure has proven popular over the past decade as a means to facilitate the offshore financing of PRC companies doing business in regulated sectors...more
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued a draft new Catalogue of Telecommunications Services 2013); the “Draft Catalogue”) for public comment on May 23, 2013.
While the proposed...more