CAC seeks comments on revising Administrative Measures for Internet Information Services

On January 8, 2021, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) issued the Administrative Measures for Internet Information Services (Revised Draft for Comments) (the “Draft for Comment”) for public comments by February 7, 2021.

The Draft for Comment applies 


CAC seeks comments on scope of necessary personal information required for 38 types of Apps

On December 1, 2020, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) issued the Scope of Necessary Personal Information Required for Common Types of Mobile Internet Applications (Draft for Comment) (the “Draft for Comment”) for public comments


NISSTC issued the Guidelines for Data Security of Online Car-booking Services (Draft for Comment)

On November 10, 2020, the Secretariat of the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (“NISSTC”) issued the Information Security Technology – Guidelines for Data Security of Online Car-booking Services (Draft for Comment) (the “Draft”) for public comments by January 8,


MIIT launches 2020 program of checking cyber security in telecommunications and internet industries

On October 9, 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued the Circular on Working Effectively on the 2020 Program of Checking the Cyber Security in the Telecommunications and Internet Industries (the “Circular”).

The Circular 


The Chinese side proposes a Global Initiative on Data Security

On September 8, 2020, Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a keynote speech at a high-level meeting of an international seminar themed with “Seizing Digital Opportunities for Cooperation and Development” and proposed a Global Initiative on Data Security (“Initiative”). The Initiative mainly includes

by Samuel Yang, AnJie Law Firm and Practical Law China

An overview of the regulation of cloud computing in China. This note covers the characteristics of cloud computing, including its risks and benefits, the regulatory framework for cloud computing in China and key issues in negotiating cloud computing services.

Scope of this note


Authors:Chen Lin, Han Jinwen


In a recent landmark decision, the China Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) overturned its previous views of the last decade and held that branded products produced through OEM may constitute trademark infringement if a third party owns the registered trademark in China.

In the previous Pretul case (2015) and Dongfeng case

He Jing/Jerry Xia

On March 18, 2019, China announced amendments of its joint venture law and the Regulations on Administration of Technology Import and Export (TIER) with immediate effect. The changes in nature took away some of the restrictions around cross border technology transfers, delivering more freedom of contract for future transactions. The announcement has

Jerry Xia / Wen Zou / Anbi Xu

Recently, the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court (SIPC) rendered a so-called partial or interlocutory judgment during a patent infringement lawsuit filed by the French automotive parts manufacturer Valeo against three Chinese defendants including Xiamen Lucas Automotive Parts Co., Ltd., Xiamen Fuke Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. and an individual

Steve Zhao / Pei Lyu

In the everchanging business environment, business owners’ exploration in terms of using and registering non-traditional trademarks, such as 3D trademarks, sound trademarks, color trademarks and position trademarks, has never stopped. Different jurisdictions may have different thresholds to assess registrability of non-traditional marks. In China, there has been a noteworthy development