News & Insights

January 17, 2023


Does all content published by the proprietor on its premises or we-media constitute commercial advertising within the meaning of the Advertising Law? Are no superlative adjectives whatsoever allowed in advertising? Will all the proprietors who publish advertisements containing superlative adjectives be penalized? The Draft Guidelines respond to these concerns.

January 3, 2023

What do China’s data export regulations mean for its trade competitiveness?

China should consider how its cross-border data transfer rules could threaten its status as a global leader in both manufacturing and the digital economy.

November 23, 2022

A trend of awarding higher punitive damages by Chinese courts reminds IP owners to revisit their IP enforcement portfolio

Chinese courts are more aggressive in awarding punitive damages in cases of intellectual property infringement. We suggest IP rights owners revisit their files of existing infringers and consider a more aggressive approach to enforce their IP rights in China.

November 4, 2022



September 3, 2022

China released guidelines for security assessment of cross-border data transfers

Cross-border data transfer has become a focused issue for multinational companies that have operations in China. Each company should develop a wise and practical compliance strategy with experienced advisors on the ground.

July 22, 2022

What do we learn from the DiDi Case

The DiDi case shows the Chinese regulator’s increasing scrutiny over data security, personal information processing, and cross-border data transfer.

July 3, 2022

China Released Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data

China released a Draft Standard Contractual Clauses on Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information along with a Draft Regulations on the SCCs on June 30, 2022, seeking public comments by July 29, 2022. We recommend MNCs to submit comments to the authority.

May 25, 2022

Banking and insurance institutions are required to enhance their consumer protection mechanisms in China

China’s Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission recently released Draft Measures on Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests in Banking and Insurance Institutions for public comment. The Draft requires all banking and insurance companies operating in China to enhance their mechanisms of consumer protection.

March 21, 2022

China: New Judicial Interpretations Protect the Right of Publicity, Flag Store Look & Feel, Foreign Trade Names, and Unique Webpage Designs

The PRC Supreme People’s Court released a new set of judicial interpretations concerning the application of the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law. The new judicial interpretations come into force on March 20, 2022.