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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
In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.” Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship. In Mandarin,...more
On Jan. 26, 2014, the Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) promulgated the Regulatory Measures for Internet Transactions (the “New Measures”). The New Measures, which took effect on March 15, 2014,...more
“Virtual currencies”, and bitcoin in particular, have recently received much attention from law enforcement agencies, the business community, the financial sector and government authorities, all of which are trying to...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
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The Internet has given rise to information-based businesses that create value by accumulating...more
China is the world’s second largest economy, with an annual growth rate of more than eight percent and a rapidly growing middle class. Foreign investment into China routinely exceeds US$100 billion a year. Businesses from all...more
Anyone trying to stop Chinese counterfeiters learns almost immediately that most of the information that would ordinarily identify China-based owners of a URL or website is false. That makes it costly or impossible to...more
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
China’s top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, closed out 2012 with the approval of rules to enhance the protection of online personal information....more
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