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Chinese Government Issues Amendment to Environmental Protection Law to Fight Against Pollution

The National People’s Congress passed the Amendment to the Chinese Environmental Protection Law (the “Amendment”) on April 24, 2014. The amended Environmental Protection Law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015. The...more

5/28/2014 - China Environmental Policies Environmental Protection Act New Amendments

Amendments to the Company Law of the People's Republic of China

On Dec. 12, 2013, the sixth meeting of the Standing Committee of the 12th Session of the National People’s Congress amended 12 provisions of the Company Law of the People's Republic of China (the “Company Law”). These changes...more

1/29/2014 - China Reporting Requirements Share Capital Shareholders

Chinese Government Issues the Third Amendment to the Trademark Law to Strengthen Trademark Protection

The National People’s Congress passed the Third Amendment to the Chinese Trademark Law (the “Third Amendment”) on Aug. 30, 2013. The amended Trademark Law will take effect on May 1, 2014. The Chinese Trademark Law was...more

1/28/2014 - China International Trademark Protection Trademarks

Amendments to the Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Consumers to Take Effect on March 15, 2014

On Oct. 25, 2013, China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (the “NPC’s Standing Committee”) promulgated the Amendments to the Law on the Protections of the Rights and Interests of Consumers (the...more

1/8/2014 - Burden of Proof China Disclosure Requirements Human Rights Product Recalls Security

China to Boost Cross-Border E-Commerce

On Aug. 29, 2013, the Ministry of Commerce (the "MOFCOM"), in collaboration with eight other ministries and departments, released an "Opinion on Implementing Relevant Policies for Supporting Trans-boundary E-commerce Retail...more

11/21/2013 - China Cross-Border E-Commerce Exports Internet Retailers MOFCOM

Labor Dispatch Under the Amended Labor Contract Law of China

Since the Labor Contract Law of China became effective in 2008, many employers have been using labor dispatch to ease the financial and regulatory impacts of the law. On Dec. 28, 2012, the Labor Contract Law of China was...more

9/4/2013 - China Chinese Labor Contract Laws

Governmental Authority in Accessing Private Information of Internet Users in China

The revelation of the U.S. mass data collection program PRISM has triggered a worldwide discussion about the government’s access to the private communications of Internet users....more

8/22/2013 - China Electronic Communications PRISM Privacy Laws

Chinese Court Rules in Favor of Plaintiff in the First Antitrust Civil Action on Vertical Anti-Competitive Agreements

After judicial proceedings spanning three years, Johnson & Johnson Medical (China) Ltd. and Johnson & Johnson Medical (Shanghai) Ltd. (collectively, “J&J”) lost the antitrust action brought by Beijing Ruibang Yonghe Science...more

8/15/2013 - Anti-Competitive Antitrust Litigation China NDRC

New Law on Customer Data Protection in China Impacting Telecom and Internet Companies

The Rules Regarding the Protection of Personal Information of Telecommunications and Internet Users (the “Rules”) were adopted and announced on July 16, 2013 by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (the...more

8/13/2013 - China Data Collection Data Protection E-Commerce Internet Service Providers MIIT Provisions Penalties Personally Identifiable Information Telecommunications

Chinese Probe Into GSK—Media Reports and Legal Analysis

An unknown number of employees of GlaxoSmithKline (China) Investment Co. Ltd., the local subsidiary of the British multinational corporation GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), were detained on allegations of data fraud and bribery...more

7/30/2013 - Anti-Corruption Bribery China GlaxoSmithKline SFO

New Western Catalog Details Preferential Foreign Investment Industries in Central and Western China

According to the state media agency Xinhua, Central and Western China received $19.21 billion USD of foreign investments in 2012, or 17.2 percent of the country’s total foreign investments ($111.7 billion USD)....more

7/10/2013 - China Foreign Investment Manufacturers MOC NRDC

Chinese Supreme Court Guidelines Make It Easier for Employers to Enforce Non-Compete Covenants

On Jan. 18, 2013, the Supreme People’s Court of China promulgated Judicial Interpretation IV on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Hearing Labor Dispute (the “Interpretation”). The Interpretation went into...more

5/6/2013 - Arbitration Breach of Contract China Chinese Labor Contract Laws Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Termination

Amendments to the Labor Contract Law on Labor Dispatch Services Take Effect July 1, 2013

On Dec. 28, 2012, China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (the “NPC’s Standing Committee”) promulgated the Amendments to China’s Labor Contract Law (the “Amendments”). The Amendments will take effect July...more

1/31/2013 - China Equal Pay Labor Dispatch Services Labour Contract Law Permits Temporary Employees

China’s New Online Information Protection Law

On Dec. 28, 2012, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress enacted a 12-article Decision on Strengthening Online Information Protection (the “Decision”), without public consultation and after just one...more

1/10/2013 - China Data Protection Internet Internet Privacy Protection Acts ISPs Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy

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