Chinese Law

China first internet court handles over 10,000 cases

China's first court specializing in Internet-related cases has handled more than 11,000 cases since its inception a year ago, according to the …


Trial By Invective

Chen Jieren (陈杰人), the blogger and popular “Big V” taken into custody by authorities in Hunan province back in June, appeared in court yesterday. But …

News (Hong Kong)

Quick Question Friday: China Law Answers, Part 63

Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog …

Cannabis Industry

Expanding CFIUS: New Law Strengthens And Slows Investment Review

Reid Whitten Jurisdiction: All FederalChinaType of Law: Antitrust & Trade RegulationGlobal


CFIUS Jurisdiction Expansion and FINRA Regulatory Notice on ATS Supervision Obligations

Janet M. Angstadt Michael T. FoleyDina Wegh James J. CalderJurisdiction: All FederalType of Law: Financial Institutions & BankingElection Law / …


Beijing court concludes China’s first Bitcoin Cash dispute

Haidian Court concluded China’s first Bitcoin Cash dispute in Beijing. The court ruled that OKCoin, the defendant, should pay Mr. Feng, the plaintiff …

Bitcoin Cash

U.S. hits Chinese and Russian firms over North Korea sanctions breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on a Russian port service agency and Chinese firms for aiding North Korean ships and selling alcohol and tobacco to Pyongyang in breach of U.S. sanctions.<p>The U.S. Treasury said in a statement on Wednesday that China-based Dalian Sun Moon …

North Korea

China says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said a U.S. decision to subsidize renewable energy firms and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China's interests, firing the latest shot in a broader trade conflict.<p>China has lodged a …


‘Very substantial’ financial loss: Hong Kong court rejects application to halt controversial joint checkpoint plan

The High Court on Tuesday dismissed an application by ousted lawmaker Baggio Leung and activist Kwok Cheuk-kin to halt the joint checkpoint …

Hong Kong

Supreme People’s Court deems private lending involving fraud criminal

New measures concerning online lending have signaled that Chinese authorities are further weighing in on the aftermath of peer-to-peer (P2P) …

News (China)

Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington on Tuesday not to misuse security concerns to hamper business activity after President Donald Trump …


President Trump Signs New National Security Legislation Governing Foreign Investments in the United States: How the New Law May Affect You

<i>Investors from China and Chinese-owned and controlled entities:</i> FIRRMA does not directly mention China or Chinese investments, but as its …


Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

WEIZHOU, China (AP) — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest.<p>The Global Times said that local officials in …

World News

September 2018 Visa Bulletin Updates

The Department of State (DOS) recently released the September 2018 Visa Bulletin. The charts below show movement in employment-based categories. …


Comparative Legal Perspective on BRICS | The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law

BRICS is an acronym that refers to the mutual link among five countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The BRICS countries are …

Oxford University Press

China Kicks Off Effort to Bolster Online Trademark Protection

China’s State Intellectual Property Office will launch a four-month campaign to combat online trademark infringement.

Intellectual Property

Chinese state media accuse U.S. of 'mobster mentality', vow to fight tariffs

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Thursday accused the United States of a "mobster mentality" in its move to implement additional tariffs on Chinese goods, and warned Beijing had all the necessary means to fight back.<p>The comments mark a ratcheting up in tensions between the world's two …


U.S. finalizes next China tariff list targeting $16 bln in imports

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The United States will begin collecting tariffs on another $16 billion in Chinese goods on Aug. 23, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Tuesday as it published a final tariff list targeting 279 import product lines.<p>USTR said that only five product lines were …


Life in the Fast Lane: CFIUS-Free Investments, if You’re From the Right Country

Reid Whitten Jurisdiction: All FederalAustraliaType of Law: Antitrust & Trade RegulationCorporate & Business Organizations

National Security

Google Drive and Docs in China?

Google is planning to launch its Drive and Docs products in China, adding to a growing list of services it wants to offer in the world’s biggest …

Google Drive

Maintaining the International Order in Asian Seas

Why international law is the basis for settling maritime disputes.


Chinese researchers charged in conspiracy to steal U.S. rice technology

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two agricultural researchers from China were charged on Friday in connection with a 2013 attempt to steal U.S. rice technology for use in the medical field.<p>A U.S. grand jury indicted Liu Xuejun, 49, and Sun Yue, 36, for conspiracy to steal trade secrets and conspiracy to commit …

World News

Why Trump Will Never Shrink The Trade Deficit

No, it has nothing to do with his tiny, tiny hands.


Whistleblower reveals Google’s plans for censored search in China

The search engine would filter sites like Wikipedia and information about topics like freedom of speech<p>Google is reportedly planning to relaunch its search engine in China, complete with censored results to meet the demands of the Chinese government. The company originally shut down its Chinese …


US Official Calls Family Detention "Summer Camp": Daily Brief

Plus: Asylum seekers now face longer detention periods in the US, Syrian authorities restrict movement in displacement camps, Judges in Iraq should …

Sexual Harassment

Trump administration confirms plan to raise China import tariff to 25 pct

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing a tariff rate increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent from 10 percent as the two countries continue conversations to determine whether trade talks can be resumed, senior Trump …

Trump Administration

China’s new arbitration court to boost maritime trade, island construction

South China's Hainan Province established the Hainan International Arbitration Court on Sunday to match the development needs of its pilot free trade …


More Officials Appointed to Lead Film and Media Authorities in China

Timothy P. Stratford Jason GoldbergChristopher AdamsNicholas R. FrancesconJurisdiction: ChinaGrace GaoType of Law: Entertainment, Art & …


Court rules migrant workers can appear via video when seeking compensation at Hong Kong Labour Tribunal | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

The High Court has ruled that migrant workers seeking compensation at the Labour Tribunal may appear by video in court, even if they have left Hong …

News (Hong Kong)

Babysitter detained for suspected drug trafficking

A woman working as a babysitter in Shanghai has been detained by Wuhan police on suspicion of drug trafficking, Chutian Metropolis Daily reported …