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Keep calm and arbitrate: Politics and international arbitration

Recent political developments have resulted in considerable geopolitical uncertainty and presented challenges to the international order. With the UK’s vote to exit the EU, the election of Donald Trump as US president, Western sanctions...

National legislation beefs up online regulatory practice

Online businesses and internet users cannot turn a blind eye to the great influence of recent legislation out of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s legislative body. The much-anticipated National Security Law was issued and...

China joins international tax co-operation network

On 27 August 2013, China signed the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, which expands China’s tax information exchange network to include information on turnover, consumption and property taxes. This information...
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Over the peak?

Businesses restarting after the pandemic-induced pause face new legal headaches surrounding declines in demand and disruptions to global supply chains. How should in-house counsel manage these and other risks? Luna Jin reports Perhaps necessity is...

Applying Securities Law to interbank bonds

By Li Jumei, Grandway Law Offices
The Securities Law is the fundamental law governing China’s capital market, coming into force on 1 July 1999. The Securities Law was amended in late 2019, in its second overhaul since it came into...

Flight of the black swan

Despite some inspiring legislative reform, companies in China are going through a crucial test this year. Those that survive will have proven the strength and resilience of their business models. Frankie Wang asks senior...

Data protection and cybersecurity trends in 2020

By Samuel Yang, Anjie Law Firm
The Cybersecurity Law, which came into force on 1 June 2017, marks that China has initially established a legal framework for cybersecurity and personal information protection. Since then, China has issued a series of...

Updates to Draft Export Control Law

On 28 December 2019, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) released a new draft of the Export Control Law (ECL), an update from the 2017 version circulated by MOFCOM. The 2019 draft...

Forging ahead

As China Business Law Journal celebrates the 10th anniversary of its founding, we asked senior in-house counsel and lawyers about what they regard as the standout legal trends and developments of the past decade....

10 years

Richard Li reviews China Business Law Journal’s first decade of covering China’s legal market With the publication of this issue of China Business Law Journal, we have reached two important milestones – the publication of...
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Bad faith filing

By Paul Ranjard and Huang Hui, Wanhuida Intellectual Property
After the fourth revision of the Trademark Law, is filing a trademark without intention to use an act of bad faith? On 23 April 2019, the National People’s Congress of China adopted a revised...

Highlights of changes in draft VAT law

On 27 November 2019, China released its Value-added Tax Law of People’s Republic of China (consultation draft) for the legislation process of the VAT regime. The public comment period for the draft VAT law...

Contract validity: Beware of ministerial-level regulations

By Pan Bo, Grandway Law Offices
For the longest time, judicial and theoretical circles have held a common belief that, pursuant to the Contract Law and its judicial interpretations, a contract is invalid only if it violates laws formulated by...

Practical issues regarding commercial bribery

By Zhang Haixiao, AnJie Law Firm
Q: Does commercial bribery have different traits in different industries? Take pharmaceutical companies and hospitals for example; to what extent will their close interaction be qualitatively defined as commercial bribery?A: “Commercial bribery” is a...

What’s in the Pharmaceutical Administration Law amendment?

By Wu Li and Wang Rui, AnJie Law Firm
On 26 August 2019, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress voted for the Amendment to the Pharmaceutical Administration Law, which will come into force on 1 December 2019. The amendment included strict...

China’s dispute journey

As China becomes a global economic heavyweight, cross-border commercial disputes are also increasing rapidly, making international dispute resolution one of the most promising businesses in the legal services sector. Given this big market, many...
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Fourth revision of PRC Trademark Law

By Huang Hui, Paul Ranjard and Cindy Shu Qi Zhen, Wanhuida Intellectual Property
This partial, but fast, revision of the PRC Trademark Law is probably one of the consequences of the ongoing trade negotiations between China and the United States. The revision focuses on two important issues:...
Science and Technology Innovation Board


China’s eagerly awaited Science and Technology Innovation Board opens a key financing channel for innovative tech and will have a profound impact on China’s capital market, writes Luo WeiTeng Shouldering the dream of a Chinese...
Trademark Law amendments highlight new brand protection

Trademark Law amendments and new brand protection highlights

By Amanda Dong, Dentons
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress amended the Trademark Law on 23 April 2019. Although it seems to change few contents in this amendment, it grasps firmly three controversial focuses in practical...

Foreign favours

The recently passed Foreign Investment Law marks China’s new regulatory framework for foreign investors. We consult some experts for their informed analysis The National People’s Congress passed the Foreign Investment Law (FIL) on 15 March...