China

Officially known as the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a unitary sovereign in East Asia and is the most populous country in the world. It is also one of the largest countries and has the most neighboring countries worldwide. The Communist Party in China exercises its jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, and maintains control over four direct controlled municipalities. It also has control over the special administrative regions of Macau and Hong Kong.

Since the economic reforms of 1978, China has been one of the fastest growing and most profitable economies in the world. Its stronghold on the electronic-market, foreign imports and exports, and trade-power internationally, make it the world’s second largest economy by GDP (as of 2016). It also has the largest purchasing power parity (PPP) in the world. China also has the largest standing army in the world, and is highly recognized as a nuclear weapons state; the nation also has the second largest defense fund in the world.

The government of the People’s Republic of China is spread across several state organizations:

  • The National People’s Congress and it’s Standing Committee
  • The President and the Vice-President
  • The State Council, or Central People’s Government
  • The military, including the People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police, and the Central Military Commission with a Chairman who is Commander-in-chief
  • The National Supervisory Commission
  • The Judicial Branch, consisting of the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate

Legal power is given to the Communist Party by the PRC Constitution, and it has comprehensive control of the state, military and media.

China a member of World Trade Organization, APEC, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), BCIM, BRICS, and G20. China has suffered from severe environmental deterioration and pollution in recent years. Urban air pollution is just one of the major health issues in the country. The country is also the world’s largest carbon dioxide emitter, and severe water pollution is also a major concern in China.

On the flip side, China is the world’s leading renewable energy producer. It invests heavily in renewable energy projects, such as hydroelectric and wind-power. The country is the largest hydroelectric producer in the world, and has the largest capacity of installed solar panel systems worldwide.

China has diplomatic relations with 175 countries around the world, with embassies in 162 of these countries. China has played an increasing role in calling free trade areas and security pacts in Asia in recent years. In 2000, the US approved permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with China, which allowed exports into the US, at the low rate which other countries paid.

The National Law Review covers news and the latest legislative developments in China. M&A transaction deals, limits on import/export with the US  including US and China Trade over solar panels. Foreign relations stories, new regulations dealing with manufacturing, and stories covering the health industry are also covered by the National Law Review. Visitors will find the latest news on foreign relations and the Chinese government online.

Date Title Organization
26
Feb
Anticipated Tightened Data Privacy Regulations: Raid on Worldcoin K&L Gates
26
Feb
IP Tribunal of the Supreme People’s Court Releases Top 10 Influential Cases at 5-Year Anniversary of Founding Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
22
Feb
Global Patenting Trends: WIPO Reports a Record Number of Patent Filings ArentFox Schiff LLP
20
Feb
Chinese Copyright Registrations Up 40% in 2023 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20
Feb
China Raises Turnover Threshold for Anti-Monopoly Filing in M&A Deals Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
16
Feb
China Plans to Accelerate Cross-Border Data Transfers by Implementing Trial Rules in Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Hunton Andrews Kurth
16
Feb
March 2024 Visa Bulletin Again Shows Little Movement Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
15
Feb
China Newsletter | Q3 2023/Issue No. 58 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
15
Feb
Dragos Outlines Voltzite’s Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure Robinson & Cole LLP
15
Feb
Department of Defense Updates Section 1260H Chinese Military Companies List Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
14
Feb
ITC Votes Negative on Tin Mill Imports from Canada, China, Germany, and South Korea ArentFox Schiff LLP
14
Feb
March 2024 Visa Bulletin – Small Gains in EB-1 India, EB-1 China, and EB-2/3 for Rest of World Hunton Andrews Kurth
12
Feb
United States | February Visa Bulletin: Dates for Filing to Control, No Movement in Key Categories Berry Appleman & Leiden
12
Feb
Chinese Hack Pushes Up Against Guardrails Intended to Manage U.S.-Chinese Strategic Competition Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
12
Feb
United States | January Visa Bulletin: Advancement in EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 categories Berry Appleman & Leiden
12
Feb
March Visa Bulletin: Priority Date Cutoffs Move Back with Switch to Final Action Dates Berry Appleman & Leiden
12
Feb
March 2024 Chart B AOS Filings Disallowed by USCIS Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Feb
Competition Currents | February 2024 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Feb
Uniqlo v. SHEIN Wrapped Up in Legal Battle Over Alleged Intellectual Property Violations Norris McLaughlin P.A.
6
Feb
China Solicits Comments on Food Labeling Standard Keller and Heckman LLP
6
Feb
USTR Opens Comment Period On Extension Of Section 301 China Tariff Exclusions Barnes & Thornburg LLP
2
Feb
Top Risks for Businesses in 2024 Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1
Feb
Singapore | Mutual Visa Exemption Agreement with China Effective Feb. 9 Berry Appleman & Leiden
31
Jan
What Every Multinational Company Needs to Know About … The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Due Diligence and Compliance (Part II) Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Jan
China | Entry Requirements for Foreign Travelers Simplified Berry Appleman & Leiden
30
Jan
New US Action Against Paper Plate Imports Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
30
Jan
Clean Your Plate: New Antidumping and Countervailing Petitions on Paper Plates from China, Thailand, and Vietnam ArentFox Schiff LLP
30
Jan
China’s Supreme People’s Court Upholds 79 Million RMB Win for Château Lafite Rothschild in Wine Trademark Case Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
28
Jan
China’s Supreme People’s Court Upholds 201.54 Million RMB Trade Secret Verdict Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
27
Jan
China’s Supreme People’s Court Clarifies Conditions Needed to Prove Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed in Bad Faith Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
25
Jan
CISA and FBI Issue Cybersecurity Guidance for the Use of Chinese-Manufactured Drones Robinson & Cole LLP
23
Jan
China Trademark Registrations Down 29% in 2023 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
23
Jan
China Proposes New Regulations for Online Gaming Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
Jan
Beijing Internet Court Releases Translation of Li vs. Liu Recognizing Copyright in Generative AI Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
22
Jan
Companies in Beijing are Submitting Application Materials Relating to the Security Assessment for Cross-border Data Transfer Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
21
Jan
CNIPA Posts “Development Report on Building a Powerful Country on Intellectual Property Rights (2023)” Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
19
Jan
Huawei U.S. Patent Grants Drop 24% in 2023; BOE Drops Out of the Top 10 Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
18
Jan
China Solicits Comments on Food-Contact Coatings Standard Keller and Heckman LLP
17
Jan
What Every Multinational Company Needs to Know About…The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (Part I) Foley & Lardner LLP
17
Jan
International Trade, Enforcement & Compliance Recent Developments Update (January 17, 2024) Foley & Lardner LLP
16
Jan
Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
16
Jan
China | Tourist L-Visa Application Documents Simplified Berry Appleman & Leiden
16
Jan
Chinese Utility Model Grants Down 25.5% in 2023, Invention Patent Grants Up 15.4% in Shift from Quantity to Quality Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
16
Jan
February 2024 Visa Bulletin – There’s “Snow” Love for China This Month, and Only Modest Advances in Some Categories for India and Rest of World Hunton Andrews Kurth
16
Jan
Five Questions, Five Answers: US 301 Tariffs. What to Watch in 2024 [PODCAST] ArentFox Schiff LLP
15
Jan
China’s Supreme People’s Court Sets Low FRAND Rate in Another OPPO Case Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
12
Jan
United States | February Visa Bulletin: Dates for Filing to Control No Movement in Key Categories Berry Appleman & Leiden
12
Jan
2023 Privacy Compliance Year in Review Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
12
Jan
China Continues to Revise the Food Labeling Standard Keller and Heckman LLP
10
Jan
4.5 Year Prison Sentence and 5.5 Million RMB Fine in China Disney Criminal Trademark Case Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
 

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