Category: Legal & Commercial

Is using a VPN allowed ?

There have been a number of cases on Chinese social media recently recounting instances of administrative fines being imposed on individuals who through one means or another bypassed the great firewall, which is a violation of Article 4 and Article 10 of the Provisional Rule for International Connection of Computer Networks (the “Interconnection Rule”). These […]

Tips for purchasing PPE from China

As there seems to be a resurgence or second wave upon the horizon in Ireland some enterprises or entrepreneurs may consider importing personal protective equipment (PPE) from China. Although the market for PPE has stabilised there still remains some issues and considerations which must be considered when purchasing PPE from China.  In this post, I […]

Arbitration in China

Arbitration clauses and agreements are widely used by foreign companies when conducting business in China. These clauses and agreements usually state that disputes should be resolved between parties by friendly negotiation and if failing to come to an accord, the parties should refer the dispute to an arbitration centre. Arbitration in China is governed by […]

China relaxes the five “ones” policy and international quarantine controls

The Global Times, an English language state run paper in China has announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is preparing to allow domestic and foreign passenger airlines to apply for “green channels” for chartered flights to mainland China. Individuals entering Shanghai can resume work subject to negative COVID-19 test results and certain conditions […]

China’s New Civil Code Includes Punitive Damages in Intentional Intellectual Property Infringement

The Third Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) voted and passed the “Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China” on May 28, 2020. This law will come into effect on January 1, 2021.  While referred to by the Chinese press as the Encyclopedia of Social Life, the new Civil Law includes many […]