China Regulation Watch – New Game Approval Requirements

China Regulation Watch

May 17, 2019

By: Greg Pilarowski | Lu Yue | Deng Ying

     On April 19, 2019, the National Administration of Press and Publication (国家新闻出版署) (“NAPP”), also known as the National Copyright Administration (国家版权局) (“NCA”), released new game approval application documents,including new versions of the game application forms, on its official website. In Continue reading “China Regulation Watch – New Game Approval Requirements”

China Bans Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms

China Regulation Watch

September 21, 2017

By: Greg Pilarowski| Lu Yue        

On September 4, 2017, the People’s Bank of China (中国人民银行), Cyberspace Administration of China (国家互联网信息办公室), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (工业和信息化部) (“MIIT”), State Administration for Continue reading “China Bans Initial Coin Offerings and Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms”

China Further Tightens Control of Outbound Direct Investment

China Regulation Watch

August 28, 2017

By: Greg Pilarowski | Lu Yue

On August 18, 2017, the National Development and Reform Commission (国家发展和改革委员会) (“NDRC”), Ministry of Commerce (商务部) (“MOFCOM”), the People’s Bank of China (中国人民银行) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (外交部) Continue reading “China Further Tightens Control of Outbound Direct Investment”

China Releases Proposed Guidelines for Cross-Border Data Transfer Security Assessment

July 7, 2017  

By: Greg Pilarowski | Charles Yu | Samuel Gintel

On May 27, 2017, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee (全国信息安全标准化技术委员会) published for public comment a draft of the proposed Guidelines for Cross-Border Data Transfer Security Continue reading “China Releases Proposed Guidelines for Cross-Border Data Transfer Security Assessment”

China to Strengthen the Regulatory Oversight of Cloud Services

June 16, 2017

By: Greg Pilarowski | Samuel Gintel | Lu Yue

On March 30, 2017, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (the “MIIT”) released the Cloud Computing Three-Year Development Plan (2017-2019) (云计算发展三年行动计划 (2017-2019)) (the “Three Year Plan”) to promote the Continue reading “China to Strengthen the Regulatory Oversight of Cloud Services”

China’s New Digital Game Treasure Box Rules Become Effective

China Regulation Watch                                                                                                                    

June 6, 2017

 By:  Greg Pilarowski  |  Charles Yu  |  Samuel Gintel

 On May 1, 2017, the Notice on Regulating Online Game Operation and Strengthening Concurrent and Ex-Post Supervisions (文化部关于规范网络游戏运营加强事中事后监管工作的通知) (the “New Game Operation Rules”) came Continue reading “China’s New Digital Game Treasure Box Rules Become Effective”

China to Require Government Approval to Transfer User Data Overseas

April 14, 2017

By: Greg Pilarowski | Lu Yue

On April 11, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China, also known as the State Internet Information Office (国家互联网信息办公室) (the “CAC”)[1], released for public comment a draft of the Measures for Security Assessment Continue reading “China to Require Government Approval to Transfer User Data Overseas”

China Restricts Offshore Investments by Domestic Companies

China Regulation Watch

January 13, 2017

By:  Greg Pilarowski | Jack Chen

During much of 2016, China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (国家外汇管理局) (“SAFE”), the ministerial level agency tasked with regulating foreign exchange matters, has informally changed its policies to restrict the ability Continue reading “China Restricts Offshore Investments by Domestic Companies”