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Procuratorial Oversight

December 16, 2015, the People’s Procuratorate of Shandong Province has decided that the EPA did not perform their duties in accordance with the law by not raising an administrative public interest action at Qingyun People’s Court. Because of this the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, “filed a public interest litigation” pilot after the first case by the [...]

Published by zlu on December 31st, 2015 tagged China Business, China Law, General | Comment now »

Merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc. cleared

 On July 27, the European Commission cleared the merger of the United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc, making the United Airlines the world largest airline company. 
According to the investigation undertaken by the administrative authority on the anti-monopoly matters of the European Commission, there are few competition overlaps between the two airlines on their European routes, [...]

Published by admin on August 9th, 2010 tagged China Law, General | 1 Comment »


China’s 2008 Anti Monopoly Law has brought China into the modern world of anti-trust and competition laws. As the two year anniversary of the bill approaches, some areas of uncertainty have been made clear.
One issue that was relatively unclear at the time of AML implementation was what precisely triggers an anti-monopoly investigation of a [...]

Published by admin on June 23rd, 2010 tagged China Law, China News, General | 1 Comment »

Harbin Pharm

In September 2009 the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) granted conditional approval to the merger of Pfizer and Wyeth, two pharmaceutical giants, with the condition that Pfizer divest its swine flu vaccine business in China. This conditional approval represented the first instance of MOFCOM ordering a foreign company to divest itself of a China-based business [...]

Published by admin on June 23rd, 2010 tagged China Law, China News, General | 1 Comment »


Increasing optimism regarding the Chinese economy as well as the global economy has generated a six year high in hiring plans within mainland China. Employment service provider Manpower Inc. reports that over thirty percent of Chinese employers plan to increase their workforce in 2010. This is approximately a twenty percent improvement over last year’s figures. [...]

Published by admin on June 17th, 2010 tagged General | Comment now »


China continues to make efforts to go green by introducing new policies that encourage energy conservation. The recently announced policies will offer financial support in hopes of boosting technological innovation and developing a recycling economy. The plan calls for nearly 9 billion RMB to be invested into conservation sectors. This financial support comes after a [...]

Published by admin on June 17th, 2010 tagged General | 1 Comment »


The US Commerce Department recently announced a preliminary duty on the importation of drill pipe from China, an industry that generates over US$100 million annually. The move comes after findings that Chinese exporters of drill pipe have received countervailable subsidies of over fifteen percent. The department will make its final decision regarding the duty in [...]

Published by admin on June 17th, 2010 tagged General | 1 Comment »

Notice On Commencing the Use of The “Foreign-Invested Partnership Business Licence” And “Foreign-Invested Partnership’s Branch Business Licence”

To administrations of industry and commerce and market supervision administrations in all provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and separately planned cities as well as sub-provincial cities:
The “Measures On Administering The Establishment Of Partnerships In China By Foreign Enterprises Or Individuals” (the Measures) issued by the State Council will come into force on 1 March 2010. For [...]

Published by admin on March 18th, 2010 tagged General | 1 Comment »

Notice On Identifying And Concluding The “Beneficial Owner” UnderThe Double Tax Agreement

If two countries enter into Double Taxation Agreement, investors of both countries enjoy special treatment in respect of dividends, interest, and royalties. The State Tax Administration issued the Notice which addresses on identification and determination of a “Beneficial Owner” under the Double Tax Agreement.
Qualification of a “beneficial owner” under the Notice
The Notice defines a “beneficial [...]

Published by admin on January 20th, 2010 tagged China Culture, General | 1 Comment »