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CIETAC raises its game

The new CIETAC Arbitration Rules provide for emergency action, clarify the Hong Kong centre's role and expand use of the summary procedure. These changes show CIETAC is keeping up with global standards

In the news: CGN Power plans IPO, CMAC sets up in HK and Shanghai opens IP office

This week CGN Power aimed to raise US$3.16 billion in its HK IPO, the China Maritime Arbitration Commission opened an office in Hong Kong, an independent IP office was launched in Shanghai and China signed a US$12 billion rail deal with Nigeria

Legislation roundup: CIETAC Arbitration Rules, SH-HK Stock Connect

CIETAC has amended its Arbitration Rules effective next year and tax issues for investors of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect have been clarified

Updating the credit system

Companies are now required to publish their business information on an online disclosure platform. While this is a positive step, factors such as the light penalties for non-compliance and standardising the system across all authorities need to be addressed

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Provisions on Jurisdiction in Cases of the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou Intellectual Property Courts

Jurisdiction of IP courts further clarified.

Tentative Measures for the Regulation of Private Investment Funds

Private fund property shall be invested in investment targets that include the trading of stocks, equity, bonds, futures, options, fund shares and other targets specified in the investment contract.

Measures for the Administration of the Operation of Publicly Offered Securities Investment Funds

The Measures change the review of public fund products from the approval system to the registration system.

Measures for the Administration of the Check and Approval, and Record Filing of Foreign-invested Projects

Record filing is generally applied to foreign-invested projects while check and approval is now applied only in a certain scope.

Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Trial of Administrative Work-related Injury Insurance Cases

Employees may claim work-related injury insurance benefits if injured while shopping on their way home.

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Law Digests

People’s Bank of China and China Banking Regulatory Commission, Circular on Further Duly Carrying out Residential Financing Service Work

Policy relaxed on granting of the second housing mortgage loans.

China Securities Regulatory Commission, Opinions on Further Promoting the Innovative Development of Futures Dealers

Foreign investors encouraged to invest in futures companies.

General Office of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, General Office of the Ministry of Finance and General Office of the People’s Bank of China, Circular on Matters Relevant to Strengthening the Administration of the Deposit Deviation Ratio of Commercial Banks

Banks can no longer offer last minute interest rate increases to attract deposits.

China Insurance Regulatory Commission, Circular on Matters Relevant to the Investment of Insurance Capital in Preference Shares

Insurance proceeds allowed to be invested in preference shares.