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Your Voice Is Heard – Controversial Clause Deleted From China’s New Domain Name Rules

by Hogan Lovells on

On 24 August 2017, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT“) issued the final version of the Rules on the Administration of Internet Domain Names (“New Domain Name Rules“). These new Rules will come...more

Draft Rule Would Require Security Assessment for Internet-Based New Business in China

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT) released the draft of “Measures on Security Assessment for Internet-based New Business” for public comment in early June, and the deadline for submitting the...more

Recent Developments in the Chinese Regulatory Regime Governing e-Commerce

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The Chinese regulatory regime governing e-commerce has been constantly evolving as domestic and cross-border e-commerce continues its rapid growth. Recently, the regulatory environment has opened up in several ways:...more

China Issues China Manufacturing 2025 Strategy Sub-plan for Energy Sector

by King & Spalding on

On June 21, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published the China Manufacturing 2025 – Energy Equipment Implementation Plan (Plan), jointly issued by the MIIT, the National Development and Reform...more

China Revises Hazardous Substances Restriction Laws

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has recently announced a revised version of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 1), which will come into effect on July 1, 2016. The revised...more

China Imposes New Restrictions on Internet Content

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Rules imposing new restrictions on the publication of online content in China came into effect on March 10, 2016. The new rules, the Online Publishing Service Administrative Rules, were jointly released by the State...more

Tightening Internet Regulation in China

by WilmerHale on

The longstanding tension in China between expansion of service to the Internet and regulation of content on the Internet has entered a new phase. While the so-called Great Firewall remains in place to block unwanted overseas...more

China Imposes Broad New Restrictions on Publication of Internet Content

New rules just published by the PRC impose new licensing and censorship requirements on almost all internet content providers, including publishers and aggregators of news, advertisements, social media content and mobile...more

China’s MIIT Issues Long-Awaited New Telecoms Catalogue

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

More than twelve years after the promulgation in 2003 of the Catalogue of Telecommunications Services; the “2003 Catalogue”) China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) finally promulgated the amended...more

Liberalization of Policy on E-Commerce from Shanghai Free Trade Zone to All of China: Allows Complete Foreign Ownership in...

On June 19, 2015, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) promulgated a new policy, Opinions on Lifting Restrictions on the Foreign Equity Ratio for Online Data Processing and Transaction Processing...more

China Proposes “RoHS 2” Framework for Comment

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On May 15, 2015, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) released a latest Draft for Comments (“May 2015 Draft”) of the “Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in...more

International IT Companies Face Continuing Headwinds in China

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

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

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

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

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

China’s MIIT Releases Long-Awaited Draft Amended Telecoms Catalogue for Public Comment

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

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

Protecting Personal Data in China

This advisory is one of a series prepared by Pillsbury's China Practice on questions frequently asked by our clients doing business in China. In June 2012, we published an advisory on personal data protection in China in...more

China Business Series: Personal Data Protection

Foreign companies doing business in China should consider adopting safeguards to protect employee personal data to reduce the risk of unauthorized disclosure or claims of infringement of privacy. This advisory is one...more

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