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On July 7, 2022, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) released the Security Assessment Measures of Cross-border Data Transfer ( the “Measures”) which will be effective from September 1, 2022. Previously on October 29, 2021, CAC has published a draft version of such Measures for public comments (which we covered in this blog post: here). In this blog post, we will present the major differences between this final version of the Measures and the prior draft version.
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In a previous post, we blogged about certain proposed rules issued by China Securities Regulatory Commission (the “CSRC”) on December 24, 2021. The proposed rules consist of general management rules on offshore listings of onshore companies (the “Management Rules”), as well as implementation measures related to the filing of such offshore listings (the “Filing Measures”). Those proposed rules require onshore companies to file certain reports and information with the CSRC and other competent governmental authorities prior to seeking either direct or indirect offshore listings. By including “indirect” offshore listings in the proposed rules, CSRC intends to state that the filing
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In the previous blog post, we discussed a few highlights of the Implementing Rules for Human Genetic Resources Management (draft for comment) (人类遗传资源管理条例实施细则(征求意见稿))(the “Draft Rules”). In this blog post, we will discuss a few other provisions of the Draft Rules that are related to international cooperation involving human genetic resources of China.
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On March 21, 2022, the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China published the Implementing Rules for Human Genetic Resources Management (draft for comment) (人类遗传资源管理条例实施细则(征求意见稿))(the “Draft Rules”) to solicit public comments therefor. The comment period will open until April 21, 2022.
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Cyberspace Administration of China, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Public Security, and State Administration for Market Regulation jointly promulgated, on December 31, 2021, the Provisions on Administration of Algorithmic Recommendation in the Internet Information Service (互联网信息服务算法推荐管理规定) (the “Provisions”), which became effective as of March 1, 2022.
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China’s Cybersecurity Law (the “Cybersecurity Law”) took effect on June 1, 2017. The Cybersecurity Law consists of 79 articles in total. According to Article 2 thereof, the Cybersecurity Law would apply to the construction, operation, maintenance and use of cyberspace within the territory of China, as well as to the supervision and administration of cybersecurity within the territory of China. This blog post will discuss those provisions of the Cybersecurity Law that would be most relevant to the protection of personal information. Any company which collects, stores, or processes personal information within the territory of China may find it useful
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Recently, thirteen relevant Chinese government agencies (e.g. Cyberspace Administration of China, National Development and Reform Commission of China, China Securities Regulatory Commission, etc.) jointly released amended Cybersecurity Review Measures (the “New Measures”) to amend and supersede the prior version of such measures issued on April 13, 2020. The New Measures will become effective on February 15, 2022.
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The National Development and Reform Commission of China and Ministry of Commerce of China jointly released, on December 27, 2021, the “Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access (Negative List)” (2021 Version) (the “National List”) and the “Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access in the Pilot Free Trade Zone (Negative List)” (2021 Version)(the “FTZ List”).  These negative lists have become effective on January 1, 2022 and on the same day, the 2020 version of these negative lists were repealed. These negative lists set forth categories of industries and businesses in which China has imposed restrictions (e.g., cap on shareholding
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2022 年 1 月 6 日,美国专利商标局 (USPTO) 宣布了一项允许对专利主体资格的审查作延迟回复的试点项目(Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program, “DSMER” 项目)。我们在此对该项目做一个简要的介绍。
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On December 24, 2021, China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) issued draft rules and measures on the direct and indirect offshore listings of onshore companies for public comments.  The deadline for submitting public comments is January 23, 2022.
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On December 17, 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange) announced new listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC).  These new rules will take effect on January 1, 2022.  This regulatory update reflects the Exchange’s commitment to remain an attractive, competitive and diversified capital-raising market in the region.
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When Chinese investors are considering US targets, it is important to keep in mind the requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). For deals meeting certain thresholds, the HSR Act requires the parties to submit HSR filings to FTC and DOJ, pay a filing fee, and wait 30 days before closing. The purpose of this is to permit FTC and DOJ to investigate the potential antitrust and competition issues before the transaction closes. Failure to make a filing and/or observe the 30-day waiting period can have severe consequences. Currently, the maximum civil penalty for noncompliance is $43,792 per
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On August 20, 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “Personal Information Protection Law”).  The Personal Information Protection Law will become effective on November 1, 2021, and will then, together with  the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “Cybersecurity Law”) and the Data Security Law of the People’s Republic of China (which will become effective on September 1, 2021, the “Data Security Law”), form the foundation of the data security legal regime of China.
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The travel bans imposed by the U.S. Government during the COVID-19 national pandemic created enormous logistical challenges for anyone seeking to fly to the U.S. from a country on the travel ban list.  Even today, there is still a great deal of confusion regarding who is subject to the travel ban, what are the exceptions, and how to go about applying for a National Interest Exception (NIE) waiver.  The checklist below is intended to help simplify an albeit complicated process.  Of course, most U.S. Consulates are still operating at limited capacities so significant delays for waivers and visa stamping is
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Blockchain patent applications may be divided into two types: underlying technologies of blockchain, such as consensus methods, security, etc., and applications of blockchain in, e.g., fintech, legal, and other industries. In patent examination, the first type, because it recites underlying technology improvement, rarely elicits subject matter rejections. The second type, applications of blockchain, are often found to be directed to an abstract idea. This article analyzes a recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) decision in a blockchain patent application and explores drafting and prosecution strategies to anticipate subject matter scrutiny.
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