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Han Kun Law Offices | November 2022

Fast-growing e-commerce has changed lifestyles and invented new ways of consumption, amid which demand has rapidly increased for Internet-based medical services such as online drug sales and online medical diagnosis.  Since the regulation and promotion of "Internet-based healthcare services" was included as part of the Outline of the "Healthy China 2030" Plan, China's Internet healthcare industry has been flourishing, channeled by a series of favorable policy decisions ...

Han Kun Law Offices | November 2022

Since 2013, the National Medical Products Administration ("NMPA")Center for Drug Evaluation("CDE")has been releasing a Drug Review Annual Report ("Report")each year, which summarizes its work on drug review of the previous year ...

Han Kun Law Offices | November 2022

On October 26, 2022, the National Medical Products Administration ("NMPA") issued the newly revised Measures for the Administration of Drug Recalls ("the 2022 Measures") that has just been formally adopted. The former Measures for the Administration of Drug Recalls ("the 2007 Measures") was issued and implemented on December 10, 2007 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | October 2022

According to news reports issued on October 16, 2022, to further facilitate foreign capital investment in China A shares, the China Securities Regulatory Commission ("CSRC") is considering formulating a special exemption rule for the short swing profit rule ("SSPR")[1] for foreign investors (e.g. qualified foreign investors/QFIs and foreign investors under the Stock Connect scheme) ...

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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 | July 2022

Background Overseas investors’ participation in the China Inter-bank Bond Market (CIBM) has been steadily increasing in recent years due to the implementation of various opening-up regimes that allow access to the CIBM, such as the CIBM Direct, Bond Connect and QFI regimes, and the inclusion of China bonds in major international indices. At the end of 2021, overseas investors held RMB bonds of RMB 4 trillion, accounting for about 3.5% of the total market size of the CIBM ...

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 | 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 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | May 2022

On April 29, 2022, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee issued for public comments a draft of the Technical Specifications for the Certification of Personal Information Cross-border Processing (the “Draft Specifications”) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | May 2022

On April 29, 2022, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee issued for public comments a draft of the Technical Specifications for the Certification of Personal Information Cross-border Processing (the “Draft Specifications”) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | May 2022

On April 7, 2022, the State Council announced its Decision on Amending and Annulling Certain Administrative Regulations (State Council Decree No. 752; the “Decision”), which will take effect on May 1, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | May 2022

On April 7, 2022, the State Council announced its Decision on Amending and Annulling Certain Administrative Regulations (State Council Decree No. 752; the “Decision”), which will take effect on May 1, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | May 2022

On May 9, 2022, National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) issued for public comments a draft revision (the “Draft Revision”) to the Regulations for the Implementation of the Drug Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “Regulations”). The public comment period ends on June 6, 2022. The Regulations were last revised and became effective in March 2019 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | April 2022

Background The PRC Futures and Derivatives Law (the “FDL”) was adopted on 20 April 2022 and is scheduled to come into effect on 1 August 2022. This new law is another important milestone in the construction of the rule of law in China's capital market ...

Han Kun Law Offices | April 2022

Background The PRC Futures and Derivatives Law (the “FDL”) was adopted on 20 April 2022 and is scheduled to come into effect on 1 August 2022. This new law is another important milestone in the construction of the rule of law in China's capital market ...

Han Kun Law Offices | April 2022

On February 24, 2022, the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) issued its Decision on Revising the Interpretations of the Supreme People’s Court on the Specific Application of Law in the Trial of Criminal Cases involving Illegal Fundraising (Fa Shi [2022] No. 5, the “New Rules”) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | April 2022

On February 24, 2022, the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) issued its Decision on Revising the Interpretations of the Supreme People’s Court on the Specific Application of Law in the Trial of Criminal Cases involving Illegal Fundraising (Fa Shi [2022] No. 5, the “New Rules”) ...

Han Kun Law Offices | April 2022

On April 2, 2022, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (the “CSRC”) published the revised Provisions on Strengthening Confidentiality and Archives Administration of Overseas Securities Offering and Listing by Domestic Companies (Draft for Comments) (the “Draft Archives Rules”). The Draft Archives Rules is now open for public consultations until April 17, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | April 2022

On April 2, 2022, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (the “CSRC”) published the revised Provisions on Strengthening Confidentiality and Archives Administration of Overseas Securities Offering and Listing by Domestic Companies (Draft for Comments) (the “Draft Archives Rules”). The Draft Archives Rules is now open for public consultations until April 17, 2022 ...

Han Kun Law Offices | March 2022

China began legislating the protection of human genetic resources in 1998, at which time the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Ministry of Health jointly formulated the Interim Measures for Administration of Human Genetic Resources; however, there had been no corresponding implementing rules to implement it in practice ...

Han Kun Law Offices | March 2022

China began legislating the protection of human genetic resources in 1998, at which time the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Ministry of Health jointly formulated the Interim Measures for Administration of Human Genetic Resources; however, there had been no corresponding implementing rules to implement it in practice ...

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