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RT @bobdavis187: 4 Things We Learned from China’s 4th Plenum | The Diplomat. Interesting take on a fuzzy document. http://t.co/AnUHqvJ2KO

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Legislation roundup: Delisting, trademark trials and online insurance: http://t.co/A1ftgjBKFm

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In the news: Apple talks data security, Costco partners with Alibaba and MOFCOM merger reviews: http://t.co/fAOypuGY8F

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Testing data privacy in the courts

Two key themes stand out in the Supreme People’s Court’s new interpretation about online personal data privacy violations: disclosing third parties’ contact information and ISP liability

In the news: Apple talks data security, Costco partners with Alibaba and MOFCOM speeds up merger reviews

This week the Apple CEO visited China to discuss data security and the iCloud hacks, Costco entered the Chinese market through Alibaba’s Tmall and a survey showed merger reviews have finally speeded up

Legislation roundup: Delisting, trademark trials and online insurance

The CSRC has tightened listing requirements, the SPC revisited bad faith trademark registrations and the CIRC has clarified rules for online insurance businesses

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

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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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China Banking Regulatory Commission, Implementing Measures for Administrative Permission Items of Foreign-funded Banks
中国银行业监督管理委员会外资银行行政许可事项实施办法

The Measures observe the principle of consistency in the regulatory criteria for Chinese and foreign-funded banks.

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.