Technology

E-Invoicing in China 2023: Expansion of the Fully Digitalized E-Fapiao Program (Updated)

Jan 31

We discuss the expansion of e-invoicing in China as the digital e-fapiao program widens its pilot roll-out with unique features.

China has a New Plan to Strengthen its Data Economy

Jan 23

A new set of guidelines provides details on building basic data systems in China. We explain their significance for foreign investment.

US-China Relations in the Biden Era: A Timeline

Jan 12

Timeline tracking key developments affecting US-China bilateral trade and business engagement under the Joe Biden administration.

New Certification Standards for Cross-Border Processing of Personal Information

Jan 09

China's new standards for cross-border personal information certification clarify the obligations of companies and certification agencies.

UPDATE: Finalized China Data Protection Measures for Industrial and Telecom Companies Released

Dec 29

China's MIIT released the final version of the Measures for Data Security Management in the Field of Industry and Information Technology after two rounds of public comments. The document will come into force on January 1, 2023.

China to Regulate Deep Synthesis (Deepfake) Technology Starting 2023

Dec 20

China's regulation of deep synthesis (deepfake) technology and services comes in effect January 10, 2023. We discuss the impact for business.

Building China’s Virtual World - The New Action Plan for Metaverse Technology

Nov 14

A new action plan proposes measures for developing virtual reality in China in the latest sign the government is serious about the metaverse.

China’s Debut in the Metaverse: Trends to Watch (Updated)

Nov 08

Chinese tech companies are hopping on the metaverse trend - but how much potential is there? Here's what to watch in the metaverse in China.

AI in China: Regulations, Market Opportunities, Challenges for Investors

Oct 14

We discuss the evolution of AI in China, including market expansion and tech innovation, incentives, and challenges for foreign stakeholders.

China Releases First Guidelines for Cross-Border Data Transfer Application

Oct 05

A new set of guidelines provide details on applying for China data export. We explain the procedures and documentation required.

China’s SaaS Market is Booming: Why Foreign Investors Should Pay Attention (Updated)

Oct 04

China's software as a service (SaaS) market is among the fastest growing worldwide. We discuss market prospects for foreign businesses.

China Launches Digital Yuan App - All You Need to Know

Sep 22

The digital yuan app is now available for download in select cities in China. We explain how it works, who can use it to pay with e-CNY, and much more.

The Low-Code/No-Code Industry in China: Opportunities for Foreign Investors

Sep 21

China’s low-code/no-code market is the fastest growing worldwide and projected to reach US$1.4 billion by 2024. We discuss the appeal for investors.

China Solicits Opinions on Amendment to Cybersecurity Law 

Sep 20

Amendments to the China Cybersecurity Law raise headline fines for violations and make the law more consistent with other regulations.

How Can a Company in China Legally Collect Employee Personal Information?

Sep 15

We discuss the legal basis for companies in China collecting staff personal information as well as best practices to ensure compliance.

China’s Livestream Industry: Market Growth, Regulation, Enabling Technology, and Business Strategies

Sep 01

We discuss why livestreaming is becoming an important brand and sales strategy for businesses in China.

How Did Didi Run Afoul of China’s Cybersecurity Regulators? Understanding the US$1.2 Billion Fine 

Aug 02

The Didi cybersecurity review culminated in a US$1.2 billion fine. What laws did Didi break, and what can we learn from the case?

Is Web 3.0 China's Next Big Thing?

Jul 27

The Internet has profoundly impacted people's lives, work, and all aspects of society. We discuss what to expect with Web 3.0 in China.

Cross-Border Data Transfer - New Measures Clarify Security Review Requirements

Jul 11

China has released long-awaited measures detailing requirements for security assessments for transferring data out of the country.

Cross-Border Data Transfer - New Provisions Clarify Contract Procedure for Personal Information Export

Jul 04

New draft provisions clarify how companies can export personal information by signing a "standard contract".

China’s Cloud Computing Market: Developments and Opportunities for Foreign Players

Jun 25

China's cloud computing market is the fastest-growing in the world. We discuss how the industry is developing and the opportunities available for foreign businesses.

IT Compliance for Companies in China – Note Key Regulations to Build Up Efficiencies and Secure Your Brand

May 24

Companies are advised to assess their compliance with technology and data security laws in China to continue operations in this market.

China Eases its Crackdown on the Technology Sector: Recent Developments

May 23

Is China's technology sector out of the regulatory woods? We look at the signs and discuss the outcomes of recent meetings and language spoken by policymakers.

GDPR Versus PIPL - Key Differences and Implications for Compliance in China

May 18

How different are Chinese and European data regulations? We compare the requirements under the PIPL vs GDPR and discuss steps for companies to be compliant.

New Specifications for Cross-Border Processing of Personal Information for MNCs

May 11

We discuss the requirements for MNCs in China to engage in cross-border personal information processing.

China Further Increased Tax Support for R&D Investments in 2022

Apr 21

China further increased its tax support for R&D investments in 2022, expanding super deduction on R&D expenditure to TSMEs. in an effort to encourage innovation, promote industrial upgrade, and strengthen the core competitiveness of the country.

China’s Internet of Vehicles - New Guidelines Set Framework for Industry Standards

Mar 15

China's IoV industry will soon be subject to more data and cybersecurity standards. We examine the types of standards and technical requirements.

How to Sign an Electronic Labor Contract in China: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Feb 14

We explain some of the key steps and legal and technical security considerations for employers in China when executing their electronic labor contracts.

China’s Regulatory Plans for Technology Companies and the Platform Economy in 2022

Feb 09

New government document shows that Beijing will continue to rein in the tech industry in areas of antitrust, data and algorithm security, and fintech regulation.

How Does China View NFTs and What Are its Market Prospects?

Jan 21

While China is cautious about the financialization of NFTs and crypto is a no-go area, market prospects abound with the participation of leading tech players and credible platforms.

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