Hong Kong

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Beijing Eases Data Flows in the Greater Bay Area

Last month, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a guideline on standard contracts for personal data flows in the Greater Bay area. Compared to the more general rules on cross-border data flows, the rules for the Greater Bay area alleviate the burden for business in some ways.

Hong Kong's WTO Trade Policy Review Sees Criticism on China Role

Last week, the WTO held a trade policy review for Hong Kong. In addition to comments on trade policy, the U.S., EU, and UK all made critical comments about China's actions that have led to the "erosion" of Hong Kong's "autonomy."

Hong Kong and Macao Announce Food Bans on Japanese Prefectures

After Japan announced today that it will start discharging wastewater from the Fukushima power plant this Thursday, the Hong Kong and Macao governments quickly responded with decisions to suspend imports from some Japanese prefectures.

U.S. and Hong Kong/China Continue to Spar on WTO Origin Marking Dispute

At the WTO's DSB meeting last Friday, the U.S., Hong Kong, and China all offered comments on issues underlying the recent WTO panel report that found U.S. origin marking requirements related to products from Hong Kong to be in violation of WTO rules.

WTO Panel Rules for Hong Kong in Complaint Against U.S. "Origin Marking" Rules

In a ruling circulated yesterday, a WTO panel sided with Hong Kong in a complaint filed against the United States in October of 2020, finding that U.S. requirements that products from Hong Kong be labelled as originating in China were inconsistent with the GATT and could not be justified

Professor Julien Chaisse Discusses Hong Kong's Application to Join RCEP

Hong Kong recently announced [https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Trade/Hong-Kong-applies-to-join-RCEP-trade-agreement] that it had applied to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, the 15 nation trade agreement in the Asian Pacific region. CTM talked with Professor Julien Chaisse [https://www.cityu.edu.hk/slw/about-school/our-people/professor-chaisse-julien] of the

Members of Congress Press British Bank on Hong Kong Actions

A bipartisan group of members of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) have sent a letter to HSBC, a "British multinational investment bank and financial services company," raising "questions and concerns about HSBC’s business practices in Hong Kong and globally, including restrictions placed on the accounts
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