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By Nanda Lau, Patrick Han
China's economy and GDP numbers have been the envy of the rest of the world for many years, but not without a serious cost.
By Nanda Lau, Karen Ip
China will impose harsher penalties on companies and their executives in order to prevent work safety accidents and to protect workers.
By Nanda Lau, Karen Ip
The new simplified procedures are set out in the Measures for the Administration of Outbound Investment ("New MOFCOM Measures"), which were issued by MOFCOM on 6 September 2014.
By Nanda Lau, Jasmine Chen
Various problematic issues under Chinese labour law have recently been clarified by regional courts and employment arbitration institutions in some of the major cities of China.
By Karen Ip, Huang Yilin
The China (Shanghai) Foreign Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ) has new opportunities for foreign investors wishing to invest in or expand value-added telecommunication services (VATS) operations in China.
By Nanda Lau, Karen Ip
Shanghai-based companies needing to reduce their reliance on dispatched workers have until 31 October 2014 to formulate and submit reduction plans.
By Michelle Chan
With the number of Internet users in China approaching 500 million, the Chinese Government announced on 4 May 2011 that it has set up the State Internet Information Office which will serve as the new central agency for online communications in China.
By Simon Meng
A new security review mechanism for foreign-invested M&A deals adds to the regulatory burden of foreign investors acquiring Chinese domestic enterprises. However, as similar though less comprehensive provisions already exist, the new rules do not necessarily increase the risk of foreign-invested M&A transactions being prohibited.
By Karen Ip
Recent draft rules issued for public comment aim to clearly permit investors to inject equity as the registered capital of a foreign-invested enterprise ("FIE").
By Graeme Johnston
Arbitration is very important for non-Chinese businesses dealing with Chinese businesses, because it is the most common mechanism for resolving Sino-foreign contractual disputes.