Chinese Legislation

Total 24 Posts

China Issues Its First Personal Information Protection Law

On August 20, China’s Standing Committee of National People’s Congress passed the nation’s first Personal Information Protection Law (个人信息法) (PIPL) (informal English version here). It is modeled after the Europe Union's General Data Protection Regulation, and has been called by some western media “one of the strictest

Shenzhen Issues First Comprehensive Data Rules

On June 29, the Standing Committee of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress passed the Data Regulations of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (hereafter referred to as “the Data Regulations”) (深圳经济特区数据条例, link in Chinese). The rules will take effect on January 1, 2022. Shenzhen is the home of more than 300 (link

China Proposes Expanding and Clarifying Cybersecurity Reviews

On July 11, the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC) issued a draft of the revised version (the Draft) of the Measures on Cybersecurity Review (网络安全审查办法(修订草案征求意见稿)). The revision, once finalized, would serve as the legal basis for the cybersecurity reviews launched recently. The Draft solicits comments, which are due by

China's New Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law

On June 10, 2021, China passed the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law (反外国制裁法) ( “the AFSL”), as its tensions over trade, technology, Hong Kong and Xinjiang with both the United States and the European Union continue to heat up and lead to more sanctions. The new law is China's latest legislation to respond

China Sets Out More Rules on Data Through Its first Data Security Law

On June 10, China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed China’s first Data Security Law (数据安全法). The Data Security Law (the Law) was heavily influenced by the United States’ Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act) and the European Union’s General

China Issues New Antitrust Rules for Internet Operators

On February 7, China issued its Guideline for Anti-Monopoly for the Internet Platform Industry (关于平台经济领域的反垄断指南). This Guideline provides a set of antitrust rules that apply specifically for internet operators. This development follows China’s recent passage of an E-commerce Law and a revision of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law, two key

China Proposes Rules to Regulate Rare Earth Production

On January 15, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued the Draft Rare Earth Management Provisions (公开征求对《稀土管理条例(征求意见稿)》的意见) and solicited public comments, which are due by February 15. This draft comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited a rare earth factory in May of
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