AmCham Shanghai survey indicates optimism among U.S. businesses in China about Biden administration; Hong Kong stock exchange slashes IPO settlement process from average five business days to one; and State Council approves launch of SAMR-led 17-department task force tackling unfair competition
SPC specifies the adducement of evidence by the plaintiff as well as the defendant of civil IP disputes and the handling of copyright disputes over attribution. CBIRC eliminates the industry restrictions on insurance institutions’ financial equity investment.
Trump issues executive order prohibiting purchasing of securities in Chinese military-affiliated companies; China signs RCEP trade agreement with 14 other Asia-Pacific countries; and SAMR releases draft antimonopoly rules targeting internet companies
Ant Group dual-listing suspended following new micro-lending rules draft; new draft rules for financial holding companies' leadership; and national carbon emission trading scheme draft measures published
Hong Kong to allow certain overseas-listed Chinese companies with corporate weight voting rights to secondary list; China expected to grow at weakest pace in 44 years according to Reuters poll; and CFFEX approves equity index futures trading for qualified foreign investors
SAMR details the specifics on review of concentrations of business operators, Shanghai sets forth detailed examples of unfair competition acts and CSRC lays out the requirements for issuing convertible bonds.
PBOC publishes draft law revision with new provisions on digital currency; SAFE official announces plans to roll out new QDII outbound investment quotas; and 2020 "Sword Net" operation to look into unfair competition in e-commerce sector