On January 19, 2015, China’s Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) released for public comment a draft Foreign Investment Law; “FIL”) along with an accompanying explanatory note (“Note”). The deadline for comments is February 17,...more
Amidst high hopes in the foreign investment community for a streamlined framework regulating inbound investment to the PRC, China’s State Council launched the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (the “SFTZ” or “Zone”) in...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
In the three months since the Communist Party of China (the “CPC”) convened its 18th National Congress in November 2012, the CPC’s new leaders, including newly appointed CPC General Secretary and China’s incoming president Xi...more
China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), the securities regulator of the People’s Republic China (the “PRC” or “China”), has scrapped quantitative threshold requirements for Chinese companies applying for offshore...more