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5 things to know about Alibaba counterfeit lawsuit: http://t.co/8qzG5wvvqB Alibaba says Kering has no grounds to sue: http://t.co/zoYz2TGmUj

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Breaking: #Netflix in talks with Jack Ma-backed Wasu to enter #China http://t.co/1xeHEOEuNy follows the #Tencent + #HBO move

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Our translation of the 2015 Foreign Investment Catalogue is now up: http://t.co/E81HRB8ht3 keeping track of #China's #FDI developments

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How to survive the environmental regime

The millions in fines imposed on polluters and arrests of executives indicate the seriousness of China's efforts to enforce the year-old revised Environmental Protection Law. This feature lists some of the things multinationals can do to stay out of trouble

Akzo Nobel interview: How IP leverages international companies

Yaodong Chen, APAC director of IP for Akzo Nobel, shares with China Law & Practice his thoughts on trade secret protection in China, why inventor remuneration is burdensome for businesses and the importance of building up IP assets

In the news: Alibaba gets sued, JD.com and Shanghai Pharma tie up and foreign creditors fear default risks

This week the Kering Group sued Alibaba for selling counterfeits, JD.com and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals worked towards an online healthcare business and foreign bondholders were warned of China's bankruptcy proceedings

Legislation roundup: Made in China action plan, economic reform and PPP

The State Council has unveiled a 10-year manufacturing strategy, the NDRC has further opened up China’s capital markets and the rights for toll highway PPP projects have been clarified

The SAIC bridges IP and competition

The SAIC’s new Provisions emphasise the interplay between IP and competition, specifically agreements, restrictive acts, patent pools and standard essential patents. Businesses should learn from the Qualcomm and Huawei v InterDigital cases and be wary of large revenue-based penalties

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PRC Insurance Law (Revised in 2015)
中华人民共和国保险法 (2015年修正)

The revised Law removes the hurdles for mixed insurance businesses.

Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue (Amended in 2015)
外商投资产业指导目录 (2015年修订)

Foreign investment catalogue revised to allow more foreign shareholding.

PRC Law on the Administration of Pharmaceuticals (2nd Revision)
中华人民共和国药品管理法 (第二次修正)

Pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors no longer need a pharmaceutical licence before getting a business licence.

Circular on Matters Relevant to the Investment of Insurance Capital in Venture Capital Funds
关于保险资金投资创业投资基金有关事项的通知

Insurance capital allowed to invest in venture capital.

Provisions for the Prohibition of Acts of Abusing Intellectual Property Rights to Eliminate or Restrict Competition
关于禁止滥用知识产权排除、限制竞争行为的规定

Abusing IP rights to eliminate competition may be fined up to 10% of the sales turnover.

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State Council, Implementing Regulations for the PRC Government Procurement Law
国务院中华人民共和国政府采购法实施条例

Increased transparency in government procurement.

State Council, Deposit Insurance Regulations
国务院存款保险条例

Banks required to purchase deposit insurance.

Guangdong Province, Guidelines for the Protection of Financial Consumer Rights and Interests
广东省金融消费权益保护工作指引

Guangdong issues the first circular on financial consumer rights in China.

National Development and Reform Commission, Circular on Thoroughly Implementing the Spirit of Document Zhong Fa [2015] No.9 to Accelerate the Pace of the Pricing Reform of Power Transmission and Distribution
国家发展和改革委员会关于贯彻中发[2015]9号文件精神 加快推进输配电价改革的通知

Power pricing reform extended to four more provinces.

General Office of the State Council, Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access in Pilot Free Trade Zones (Negative List)
国务院办公厅自由贸易试验区外商投资准入特别管理措施(负面清单)

China issues a combined negative list for all four FTZs.