Archive for August, 2018

Does a character can be protected under copyright in China?

Market players in commercial promotion may broadly employ characters besides pictures, images, etc. To attract consumers the designer, prefer to make some design to the character rather than using the ordinary fonts to make it look more pleasant and eye-catching.
Could such design to characters be protected by copyright law in China?
According to the Copyright Law, [...]

Published by Yolanda Li on August 30th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Are there any significant Chinese court cases where a foreign company won over a Chinese one?

Many foreign firms have big concern over filing a lawsuit or responding to a lawsuit filed by a Chinese firm with a China court, worrying being China court will favor for the Chinese party and being treated unfairly. Are there any grounds for such worry?
We cannot see the bias China courts hold to foreigners [...]

Published by Yolanda Li on August 29th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

In Mainland China under PRC law, what is the meaning of settled and settled abroad in relation to Article 5 of the Chinese Nationality Law?

Article 5 of the Nationality Law of PRC (“Nationality Law”) provides that “any person born abroad whose parents are both Chinese citizens or either one of whose parents is a Chinese citizen shall have Chinese nationality. But a person whose parents are both Chinese citizens and have both settled abroad, or either one of whose [...]

Published by Yolanda Li on August 28th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Do China’s Inheritance laws include a slayer rule?

The Slayer rule, in the common law of inheritance, is a doctrine that prohibits inheritance by a person who murders someone from whom he or she stands to inherit. In calculating inheritance of the decedent’s estate, the effect of the slayer rule would be treated as though he or she had predeceased the person who [...]

Published by Yolanda Li on August 27th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Edward Lehman Joins Asia Association of Environmental Professionals

Mr. Edward Lehman has been appointed General Counsel of the Asia Association of Environmental Professionals (AAEP). Edward is pleased for the opportunity to cooperate with the AAEP in support of its mission to provide networking opportunities and problem-solving platforms for professionals in environmentally focused positions throughout Asia.
Mr. Lehman’s name was put forward for the [...]

Published by admin on August 23rd, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Nightmare Not! Notice the mandatory Bank Investigation may be running on your China based business.

As foreign investors doing business in China, you may be not aware of the situation that some of your China-based business transaction may face a living nightmare of mandatory investigations by Chinese financial institutions under certain circumstances. Trying to avoid such investigations? Firstly, you will have to get some ideas about under which circumstances your [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on August 23rd, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

If Chinese people are to devote to their families, why does China require a law to force them to visit their parents?

The Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly implemented in 2013 provides in its Article 18 paragraph 2 that:
“Family members living apart from the elderly shall visit or greet the elderly regularly.”
This provision draws a lot of attentions and discussions from the public society. [...]

Published by David Zhang on August 22nd, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

why doesn’t China have any laws against animal abuse?

Currently, the animals protected by specific legislation in China are limited to rare and endangered wild animals, but for other common wild animals or pets, there is no specific legislation to protect them from human behaviors such as mistreatment or abandonment. In fact, dated back in 2009, there are lots of advanced animal conservationists and [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on August 21st, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

When will China enact a law to allow personal bankruptcies?

At present, there is no law allowing personal bankruptcy in mainland China. There is only one Enterprise bankruptcy Law of the People’s Republic of China to regulate the bankruptcy procedure of enterprises. However, the time when China will enact and promulgate the personal bankruptcy Law is remained unknown. Professor Li Shuguang, director of the Research [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on August 20th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »

Does China have blasphemy laws?

According to WIKIPEDIA, a blasphemy law is a law prohibiting blasphemy, which is irreverence or insult toward holy personages, religious groups, sacred artifacts, customs, or beliefs. Currently, China does not have such kind of separate laws or regulations.
China is rich in land, large in population, and China is also a multi-religious country. Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on August 17th, 2018 tagged China News | Comment now »