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China sets up circuit courts: http://t.co/0XsyrHBHCG and http://t.co/pO2c4nypUa

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Forget elephants in rooms, when discussing China's AML there is an anaconda in the chandelier: http://t.co/SgULRVsCHK @donaldcclarke

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Analysis of draft patent admin enforcement rules: http://t.co/tEQD5rtNQI Cases increased 50% last year. From @cohenschinaipr

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China revamps foreign investment rules, tackles VIEs

The new Foreign Investment Law unifies regulations, offers equal treatment and brings variable interest entity structures into the open

In the news: GSK China plans 1,000 layoffs, the CBRC announces restructuring and eight companies begin credit reporting

This week GlaxoSmithKline's China operations faced internal reorganisation, the CBRC began restructuring to regulate trusts and the PBOC picked companies like Alibaba to prepare credit reporting operations

Legislation roundup: Circuit courts, renminbi accounts and commercial bank loans

The SPC has established circuit courts in Guangdong and Liaoning provinces, the PBOC has permitted banks to open renminbi accounts remotely and the CBRC has clarified restrictions on entrusted loans

MOFCOM fails to deal with behaviour problem

MOFCOM has issued guidelines aimed at clarifying conditions for mergers. But the new rules fail to address the biggest challenge for companies: behavioural remedies

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Measures for the Administration of Material Asset Restructurings by Listed Companies
上市公司重大资产重组管理办法

The revised Measures abolish the requirement for the examination and approval of material purchases, sales and exchanges of assets of listed companies where the same do not constitute a backdoor listing.

Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Application of the Law in the Trial of Civil Dispute Cases Involving the Use of Information Networks to Infringe Personal Rights and Interests
最高人民法院关于审理利用信息网络侵害人身权益民事纠纷案件适用法律若干问题的规定

Statutory damages for online defamation could be up to Rmb 500,000.

Operational Guidelines for Public-private Partnerships (Trial Implementation)
政府和社会资本合作模式操作指南(试行)

China promotes public-private partnerships.

Circular on Revising the Control Policies Relevant to the Entry into the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market by Financial Institutions
关于调整金融机构进入银行间外汇市场有关管理政策的通知

Non-bank financial institutions allowed in the interbank forex market.

Guangdong Province, Enterprise Collective Contract Regulations (Revised)
广东省企业集体合同条例 (修订)

Guangdong allows collective wage bargaining.

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Ministry of Commerce, PRC Foreign Investment Law (Draft for Comments)
商务部中华人民共和国外国投资法 (草案征求意见稿)

State Council, PRC Regulations for the Administration of Foreign-invested Banks (2nd Revision)
国务院中华人民共和国外资银行管理条例 (第二次修订)

China lowers the market access thresholds for foreign-invested banks.

Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Decision on Authorising the State Council to Provisionally Adjust the Administrative Examination and Approval Specified in Relevant Laws in the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone, China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone, China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone and the Extended Area of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone
全国人民代表大会常务委员会关于授权国务院在中国(广东)自由贸易试验区、中国(天津)自由贸易试验区、中国(福建)自由贸易试验区以及中国(上海)自由贸易试验区扩展区域暂时调整有关法律规定的行政审批的决定

China establishes three more free trade zones in Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian.

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Arbitration Rules (2015)
中国国际经济贸易仲裁委员会仲裁规则 (2015版)

CIETAC arbitration rules add special provisions on Hong Kong arbitration.