In recent months regulators have announced that China will introduce punitive damages and more stringent penalties for certain intellectual property rights (IPR) violations, which would improve China’s intellectual property protection.
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Last year, China’s 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) laid out a legislative agenda to address some of the most pressing issues facing the nation. And indeed, the topics discussed in 2014's NPC meeting did see movement.
Though 2014 was a busy year for enforcers of China’s relatively new Antimonopoly Law (AML), the number of investigations filed during the final quarter of 2014 fell significantly, according to US-China Business Council (USCBC) analysis.
China’s Communist Party leadership today revealed incremental legal and corruption-related reforms at the close of its party governance meeting in Beijing.
China’s major meeting for directing party governance—the Fourth Plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress—opened today in Beijing. The meeting, which is to focus this year on “rule of law,” will close on October 23.
Stricter party governance, centering on judicial reforms and the “rule of law,” is among the anticipated discussion topics for the Fourth Plenum of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress, opening October 20 in Beijing.
From recent investigations in the auto parts industry to “dawn raids” at foreign IT firms, China’s rising level of antimonopoly enforcement activity has raised concerns for many US companies doing business in China.
A key figure in the enforcement of China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML) insisted that Chinese regulatory procedures and AML enforcement are “in line with international standards” during a discussion with the US-China Business Council (USCBC) in Beijing last week.
Judicial pilot programs announced last week could reduce local protectionism in Chinese courtrooms and—over time—improve the quality of judges ruling on commercial cases, analysts say.