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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

China’s unified bond market now comprises the inter-bank market, exchange market, and commercial bank counter market; among these, the inter-bank market serves as the principal market with more than 85% of the total bond custody balance by the end of 2021[1] ...

Han Kun Law Offices | February 2022

China’s unified bond market now comprises the inter-bank market, exchange market, and commercial bank counter market; among these, the inter-bank market serves as the principal market with more than 85% of the total bond custody balance by the end of 2021[1] ...

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 | 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 | January 2022

Introduction On 20 January 2022, the Interim Measures for Interconnection Services between the China Interbank Bond Market and the Exchange Bond Market[1] (the “Connect Measures”) were jointly issued by China’s bond market infrastructures, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE), the China Foreign Exchange Trade Center & National Inter-bank Funding Center (CFETS), the China Securities Depository Clearing Corporation (CSDCC), and the Shanghai C

Han Kun Law Offices | January 2022

On January 4, 2022, 13 ministries and commissions, including the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), jointly promulgated the Final Measures for Cybersecurity Review (the “Final Measures”). The Final Measures are binding and will become effective on February 15, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | January 2022

On January 4, 2022, 13 ministries and commissions, including the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), jointly promulgated the Final Measures for Cybersecurity Review (the “Final Measures”). The Final Measures are binding and will become effective on February 15, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | January 2022

On December 27, 2021, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued two revised versions of negative lists (collectively the “2021 Foreign Investment Negative Lists”), which came into effect on January 1, 2022: Special Administrative Measures (Negative List) for Foreign Investment Access (2021 Edition) (the “2021 National Negative List”) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | December 2021

Overview of fund investment advisory businessSecurities and fund investment advisory business is a basic capital markets intermediary service. Securities and fund investment advisory business currently comprises securities investment advisory business, fund investment advisory business, and securities research report issuing business ...

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 | November 2021

On September 30, 2021, The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued for public comments the Measures for Administration of Data Security in the Field of Industry and Informatization (for Trial Implementation) (Draft for Comment) (the “Measures”) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | November 2021

On 14 November 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) published the network Internet Data Protection Draft Regulations (Draft for Comments) (the “Draft Regulations”). The Draft Regulations build on the foundations set by the Personal Information Protection Law, the Data Security Law, and the Cybersecurity Law ...

Han Kun Law Offices | October 2021

On October 23, 2021, a second draft amendment to the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “Draft Amendment”) was issued for public comments following its review at the 31st meeting of Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress (the “NPC”, the Chinese legislature). The public comment period ends on November 11, 2021 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | October 2021

On September 17, 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEX”) published a consultation paper (the “Consultation Paper”) to publicly seek market opinions on draft amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Exchange (the “Listing Rules”). The amendments aim to promote and implement a listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) in Hong Kong ...

Han Kun Law Offices | September 2021

On September 2, 2021, General Secretary Xi Jinping announced in his speech at the Global Trade in Services Summit of the 2021 China International Fair for Trade in Services, that China would continue to support the innovative development of small and medium-sized enterprises, deepen the reform of the NEEQ (as defined below), establish the Beijing Stock Exchange, and build a main position to serve innovative small and medium-sized enterprises ...

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 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 2021

On June 10, 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law (the “Anti-Sanctions Law”) ...

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 | May 2021

Preface On 26 April 2021, the Futures Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft for Consultation) (“Futures Law (Draft)”) was deliberated at the 28th Meeting of the 13th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, and was later issued for public consultation on 29 April 2021, receiving keen, widespread interest of the domestic futures industry and the over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives market ...

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