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USCBC Leads Push to Delay Cybersecurity Law Implementation

The June 1 implementation of China’s Cybersecurity Law and numerous related measures should be delayed to address trade barriers, security and privacy, competition, and fairness issues, according to a May 15 letter the US-China Business Council (USCBC) submitted on behalf of 54 international trade associations to China’s government.

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New Online Publishing Restrictions Create Uncertainty for Foreign-Invested Companies with Operations in China

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.

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13th Five-Year Plan Stresses Economic Restructuring

The PRC National People’s Congress concluded this month with the release of China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) on National Economic and Social Development. Outlining economic policies and targets to drive industry development in China through 2020, the plan focuses on maintaining economic growth and social stability while continuing reform efforts.

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New Regulations Complicate Rules for Online Publications

The recently released, and newly effective Administrative Regulations for Online Publishing Service explicitly restricts foreign investors from providing online publishing services, sets licensing and approval requirements for the types of cooperative projects in which domestic and foreign entities can engage, and outlines strict rules on technical equipment and data localization.

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The Risks and Challenges of Data Collection and Privacy in China

Like energy, human resources, and financial capital in previous generations, data has become a key input for many companies hoping to improve their products and services and better understand their customers. For American companies doing business in China, the insights into customers and operations gained through big data tools are increasingly valuable.

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