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Enforcing arbitral awards: a guide

Using property preservation measures, understanding court attitudes and pursuing mediation can help when enforcing arbitral awards in China, according to a panel of dispute resolution lawyers who spoke in Hong Kong this week

In the news: Intel signs deal with Chinese chipmakers, the NDRC suspends corporate bonds and the SH-HK stock connect quota worries investors

This week Intel secured its place in the domestic semiconductor industry, the NDRC suspended approvals for new corporate bond issuances and brokers expressed concerns over the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect’s investor quota

Legislation roundup: Guangdong collective bargaining, online personal information disputes and residential financing

The Guangdong province has released collective bargaining contract rules for its enterprises, the SPC has strengthened private information rights against online providers and the PBOC and CBRC have relaxed housing loan policies

Unifying laws on private investment funds

New Measures have simplified the regime for private investment funds in China and enhanced the CSRC’s authority. But key issues are left unresolved and confusion over the tripartite regulatory system remains a problem

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PRC Securities Law (Revised in 2014)
中华人民共和国证券法 (2014年修正)

A takeover offer of a listed company is no longer required to be submitted to the CSRC but be announced publicly only.

Circular on Launching a Pilot Project for the Establishment of Wholly Foreign-owned Hospitals
关于开展设立外资独资医院试点工作的通知

Wholly foreign-owned hospitals permitted in seven municipalities and provinces.

PRC Insurance Law (Revised in 2014)
中华人民共和国保险法 (2014年修正)

Minor changes were made in Articles 82 and 85.

Circular on Issues Relevant to Exchange Control in Connection with Offshore Investment/Financing and Round-trip Investment by Residents in China Through Special Purpose Vehicles
关于境内居民通过特殊目的公司境外投融资及返程投资外汇管理有关问题的通知

The Circular broadens the meaning of "special purpose vehicle" from having financing as its objective to investment and financing as its objectives.

Shanghai Municipality, Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Negative List) (Revised in 2014)
上海市中国(上海)自由贸易试验区外商投资准入特别管理措施(负面清单)(2014年修订)

More foreign-invested projects have been removed from the Shanghai FTZ negative list.

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Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Decision on the Establishment of Intellectual Property Courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou
全国人民代表大会常务委员会关于在北京、上海、广州设立知识产权法院的决定

China sets up intellectual property courts.

State Council, Guiding Opinions on Further Promoting the Pilot Project for the Use for Consideration and Trading of Emission Rights
国务院办公厅关于进一步推进排污权有偿使用和交易试点工作的指导意见

China sets up the mechanism for trading emission rights.

State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Tentative Measures for Random Inspection of the Published Information of Enterprises
国家工商行政管理总局企业公示信息抽查暂行办法

Enterprise published information will be checked randomly by SAIC.

Beijing Municipality, List of Newly Added Industries that are Prohibited and Restricted (2014 Version)
北京市新增产业的禁止和限制目录 (2014年版)

Beijing publishes the first regional construction guidance catalogue.