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Bulletin shows no movement of cutoff dates in EB-2 or EB-3 India categories and continued advancement of the EB-3 China category ahead of the EB-2 China category.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its...more
China recently adopted new amendments to the PRC Company Law. They took effect on March 1, 2014. The amendments eliminate the minimum capital requirements and ease statutory procedures for company establishment. How the...more
The debt level of the PRC is rising. It is estimated that the PRC’s corporate debt could hit US$13.8 trillion in 2014, surpassing that of the United States (“U.S.”) as the largest in the world. This has raised increasing...more
This month on the anticorruption front, a New York court orders two former Siemens executives to pay record civil penalties in a bribery case involving the company’s Argentina business; Canada prosecutes former executives...more
Court Of Appeals Affirms Decision Imposing Duties On Chinese Magnesium Exporter That Lied To The Commerce Department – Cole Pfeiffer and Joshua Snead – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last month affirmed a...more
China’s eagerly anticipated amendments to its trademark law come into force on May 1, 2014. This new legislation aims to modernize and streamline the trademark process, strengthen trademark enforcement and make trademark...more
Enhanced Reporting Requirements for PRC Residents on Foreign Assets and Transactions -
On 9 November 2013, the PRC State Council released the revised reporting requirements for 'PRC residents' in relation to their...more
With developed and active real estate investment trust (REIT) markets and expanding business trust (BT) markets, trust IPOs have earned themselves a solid place in the Asian financial marketplace. “Trust IPOs are no longer a...more
Discussion and Analysis -
Last week, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued one of its most important rule proposals in some time. Regulatory Notice 14-09 solicits comments on a proposed new regulatory...more
In This Issue:
U.S.-China Relations; China News; Trade; and Energy & Environment.
Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations -
First Lady Michelle Obama to Visit China From March 19 to March 26, First Lady...more
Ningbo native Lisa Sun spent two decades at several multi-nationals in China, climbing the ranks in the human resources sector. Three years ago, however, she was forced to make a tough call. Her son, who was in primary school...more
There have been major developments in the trade, Solar Cells, TTP, TPA, Chinese Antidumping, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. As indicated in past newsletters, the nonmarket economy status of China means...more
In This Issue:
- President Obama Highlights Manufacturing And Trade Issues In The State Of The Union Address
- United States And EU Join 11 Other Countries In Launching Negotiations To Liberalize Trade In Green...more
On February 7, 2014, the State Council issued Notice on Reform Plans of Registration Policies of Registered Capital, GuoFa  No. 7 (the “Notice”) providing guidelines on business registration reforms of companies in...more
On March 1, 2014, Circular No. 50, which the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) recently promulgated to regulate the conduct of pharmaceutical and medical device companies that do business in...more
On February 19, 2014 the state-level General Administration for Industry and Commerce (the “AIC“) issued a notice to officially cancel the annual inspection for all types of enterprises including domestic entities,...more
The January 2014 conditional clearance decision by the Chinese competition authorities regarding the acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (“Thermo Fisher”) of Life Technologies Corporation illustrates some of the key...more
China Introduces New Health Care Sector Anti-Corruption Regulations
As part of a concerted effort to tackle systemic commercial bribery in the country’s health care sector, China’s National Health and Family Planning...more
China has further opened up its value-added telecoms sector, starting with foreign-invested companies established in the new Shanghai Free Trade Zone (“SFTZ”).
As reported in our January China Bulletin, the SFTZ offers...more
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently outlined its latest efforts in the enforcement of the Anti-Monopoly Law and price supervision. This newsletter summarizes the noteworthy information NDRC...more
On 11 February 2014, China's merger review regulator, Antimonopoly Bureau at the Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM"), published criteria for a simplified merger review, the Interim Rules on Application Criteria of a Simplified...more
The Obama Administration has referred to Sino-American relations as the most important bilateral international relationship of the twenty-first century. Obama’s “pivot” to Asia, however, has created a central question: Is the...more
Over the past several years, companies engaging in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures have been subject to long and unpredictable competition reviews for transactions notified in China. Although China’s Anti-Monopoly...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in China?
Government mandates, dwindling fossil fuel reserves, the need to increase energy security, climate change, and the desire to create...more
By a vote on February 14, 2014, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) made a preliminary determination of material injury to the U.S. solar cell manufacturing industry due to low-priced Crystalline Silicon...more
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