Chinese Legislation

Total 27 Posts

China's New Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law

On June 10, 2021, China passed the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law (反外国制裁法 [http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/c30834/202106/d4a714d5813c4ad2ac54a5f0f78a5270.shtml] ) ( “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

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 [http://www.npc.gov.cn/npc/c30834/202106/7c9af12f51334a73b56d7938f99a788a.shtml] ). The Data Security Law [https://www.secrss.com/articles/31844] (the Law) was heavily influenced [https://www.thepaper.cn/

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 [http://gkml.samr.gov.cn/nsjg/fldj/202102/t20210207_325967.html]). 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

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 [https://www.miit.gov.cn/gzcy/yjzj/art/2021/art_863f0f1671cf44b28e6ed8cb60eae7f6.html] ) and solicited public comments, which are due by February 15. This draft comes after Chinese

China's New Legal Tool to Counter Foreign Sanctions

On January 9, China’s Ministry of Commerce issued the Rules on Unjustified Extra-Territorial Application of Foreign Legislation and Other Measures ( 《阻断外国法律与措施不当域外适用办法》 [http://www.mofcom.gov.cn/article/b/fwzl/202101/20210103029710.shtml]) (official translation here [http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/article/policyrelease/announcement/202101/20210103029708.shtml] ), taking effect immediately.

China Enacts New Foreign Investment Security Review Measures

China recently revised several lists [http://tradingwithchinanews.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1175&action=edit] that would potentially attract more foreign investments. However, its new measures on foreign investment security review could create more hurdles for foreign investors. On December 19, 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and

China Revises Lists Related to Foreign Investment

Recently, China has taken several measures that could potentially have an impact on foreign investment in China, including expanding the list for encouraged foreign investment and shortening the negative list for market access. On December 28, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released
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