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Han Kun Law Offices | December 2021

On December 6, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation issued a circular to seek public comments on a draft of the Measures for Determination of Illegal Gains in Administrative Penalty Cases by Administrations for Market Regulation (Draft for Comment) (the “Draft Measures”), which is open for public comment until January 5, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | September 2022

On September 14, 2022, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the "CAC") released an exposure draft of the Decision on Amending the Cybersecurity Law of the People's Republic of China (Draft for Comment) (the "Draft") ...

Han Kun Law Offices | May 2021

On the morning of April 10, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) issued on its website an administrative penalty decision and an administrative guidance document against a major digital undertaking for abuse of its dominant position in the domestic digital retail platform services market due to its exclusive dealing behaviors, so-called “choosing one of two”. The administrative penalty imposed amounted to RMB 18 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | February 2022

Crowded release of new AML rules With the continuous development of onshore financial markets and the ever-intensifying requirements globally for anti-money laundering (“AML”), it has become increasingly imperative for China to improve its AML legal and regulatory frameworks to give further play to the role of AML in building up the modern financial system and deepening the two-way opening-up of the financial industry ...

Han Kun Law Offices | February 2022

Crowded release of new AML rules With the continuous development of onshore financial markets and the ever-intensifying requirements globally for anti-money laundering (“AML”), it has become increasingly imperative for China to improve its AML legal and regulatory frameworks to give further play to the role of AML in building up the modern financial system and deepening the two-way opening-up of the financial industry ...

Han Kun Law Offices | March 2022

On February 10, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued a second draft of the Measures for Administration of Data Security in the Field of Industry and Informatization (for Trial Implementation) (Draft for Comment) (the “Measures”), which makes revisions to the first draft in response to public comments received following its issuance on September 30, 2021. This second draft opened for public comments until February 21, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | March 2022

On February 10, 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued a second draft of the Measures for Administration of Data Security in the Field of Industry and Informatization (for Trial Implementation) (Draft for Comment) (the “Measures”), which makes revisions to the first draft in response to public comments received following its issuance on September 30, 2021. This second draft opened for public comments until February 21, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | February 2022

On February 18th, 2022, the Asset Management Association of China (“AMAC”) issued the Announcement on Issues related to Application for Fund Practitioner Qualification by Overseas Fund Professionals (关于境外基金专业人才申请基金从业资格有关事项的公告, the “Announcement”), allowing eligible overseas professionals to register with AMAC as PRC fund practitioners ...

Han Kun Law Offices | February 2022

On February 18th, 2022, the Asset Management Association of China (“AMAC”) issued the Announcement on Issues related to Application for Fund Practitioner Qualification by Overseas Fund Professionals (关于境外基金专业人才申请基金从业资格有关事项的公告, the “Announcement”), allowing eligible overseas professionals to register with AMAC as PRC fund practitioners ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2016

On July 25, 2016, China Food and Drug Administration (“CFDA”) published the latest "Measures for the Administration of Drug Registration (revised draft)” (“Latest Revised Draft”) for public comments1 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2021

On 10 July 2021, the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission and the Office of Cybersecurity Review under the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) promulgated the Measures for Cybersecurity Review (the “Review Measures”) (Revised Draft for Comments) (the “Draft”) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | June 2022

Introduction On June 24, 2022, the 13th NPC Standing Committee adopted an amendment to the Anti-monopoly Law at its 35th meeting, following the submission of a second deliberation draft on June 21, 2022. The amendment will enter into force on August 1, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2022

Introduction The NPC Standing Committee on June 24, 2022 enacted the Amended Anti-monopoly Law, which entered into force on August 1, 2022 (the “amended Anti-monopoly Law”).  This is the first time the Anti-monopoly Law has been amended since its promulgation nearly 15 years ago and is the legislative outcome of a four-year endeavor by China’s lawmakers since the revision work was formally planned in 2018 by the Anti-monopoly Commission of the State Council ...

Han Kun Law Offices | January 2021

On November 27, 2020, mainland China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) signed the Supplemental Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Supplemental Arrangement”) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | May 2021

On May 12, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) issued for public comments the Several Provisions on Administration of Automobile Data Security (Draft for Comment) (“Draft Provisions”). The Draft Provisions would be the first departmental rules dedicated to addressing data compliance requirements in the automobile industry. Unlike previous draft standards[1] proposed for connected vehicles, the Draft Provisions would apply to vehicles of all types ...

Han Kun Law Offices | August 2021

On August 20, 2021, the Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “PIPL”) was officially promulgated, which will come into effect on November 1, 2021. The PIPL will become the first systematic and comprehensive law in China that focuses on the protection of personal information ...

Han Kun Law Offices | August 2021

On July 12, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) and the Ministry of Public Security jointly promulgated the Provisions on Administration of Security Vulnerabilities in Network Products (the “Provisions”), which will come into effect as of September 1, 2021. These provisions add new rules for cybersecurity—a field that has recently attracted much attention ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2022

On July 7, 2022, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”) formally promulgated the Measures for Security Assessment of Cross-border Data Transfers (the “Assessment Measures”), which specify and implement the provisions on data export in accordance with Article 37 of the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “CSL”), Article 31 of the Data Security Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “DSL”), and Article

Han Kun Law Offices | September 2022

On August 31, 2022, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the "CAC") issued the Application Guidelines for Security Assessment of Cross-border Data Transfer (1st Edition) (the "Application Guidelines"), which specify and implement the provisions on cross-border data transfer security assessments ("security assessments") in the Measures for Security Assessment of Cross-border Data Transfers (the "Assessment Measures") ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2020

A focus for Chinese trademark law and practice in recent years has been strengthening the fight against malicious trademarks ...

Han Kun Law Offices | July 2022

China’s sports arbitration system was previously set out in Article 32 of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Physical Culture and Sports (the “Sports Law”, as amended in 2016); however, it was never put into practice because the term was too principled in nature ...

Han Kun Law Offices | April 2021

On 16 April 2021, the People’s Bank of China (“PBoC”) issued the Measures for Supervision and Administration of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing in Financial Institutions (《金融机构反洗钱和反恐怖融资监督管理办法》) (the “2021 AML Measures”), following PBoC’s issuance of a consultation draft of the same on 30 December 2020 (the “Consultation Draft”) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | June 2016

Article 81 of the Food Safety Law of the PRC (the “Food Safety Law”), revised in 2015, stipulates that the product formulas for infant formula milk powder shall be registered with the food and drug administration under the State Council ...

Han Kun Law Offices | February 2021

In recent years, with the continuous improvement of science and technology standards in China, the country’s cryptography technical capabilities have also begun to enter the global forefront. In turn, China has promulgated various policies and measures to fulfill its non-proliferation obligations, which have promoted the gradual implementation of control measures for the export of cryptographic technologies ...

Han Kun Law Offices | June 2022

Mutual fund managers have long been important institutional investors in the capital markets. At present, there remain issues to be improved in the mutual fund industry, such as insufficient suitable professional capabilities, culture development weaknesses, and structural imbalances. In light of this, the China Securities Regulatory Commission has put forward the following guiding opinions to promote the developments of the mutual fund industry ...

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