China Market Intelligence

August 16th, 2017
By Jake Parker

China’s internet and security regulators are ratcheting up enforcement of virtual private network (VPN) compliance to rein in uncensored access to the internet. In recent letters, state-owned telecommunication companies are beginning to notify companies of internet access requirements and VPN restrictions, according to US-China Business Council (USCBC) member companies. While the increased regulatory scrutiny does not directly target corporate VPNs used to facilitate company...

June 23rd, 2016
By Nick Marro and Owen Haacke

China’s regulatory framework on data flows and other technology advances are restricting international companies in ways not seen in other markets. China’s policies affect not just international companies in the information and communications technology sector, but also companies that use digital information in sectors such as aviation, finance, healthcare, or consumer goods. Technology security, internet...

June 8th, 2016
Erin Ennis

 

US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be in Beijing next week for the second meeting of the US-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues. Established during President Xi Jinping’s 2015 visit to the United States, the dialogue focuses on criminal activity in...

May 11th, 2016
Anna Ashton

New online publishing rules announced February 14 largely reinforce existing law, which prohibits foreign investment in China’s online publishing sector, but the rules also expand government oversight and regulation of online content—developments that are of concern to many companies. The Ministry of Information Technology (MIIT) and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (...

February 3rd, 2016
Nick Marro

After more than a decade, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on December 28, 2015 released a revised edition of China’s Telecommunications Catalogue, effective March 1, 2016. First issued in 2003 by the then-Ministry of Industry and Information, the catalogue serves as the licensing basis for China’s telecom and Internet-related sectors, and indirectly governs foreign company market access into these areas.

The 2015 revision expands the...