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Dispute resolution mechanisms under the China-Taiwan strait Bilateral Investment Protection Agreement *
China, Taiwan - August 23 2012
On 9 August 2012, after two years of negotiation, Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese negotiators signed two cross-strait agreements; the Cross-strait Bilateral Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement ("IPA"), and the Cross-strait Customs Cooperation Agreement.
CIETAC Beijing suspends its authorisation to CIETAC Shanghai and Shenzhen to accept and administer CIETAC cases *
China - August 13 2012
The internal conflict between CIETAC's Beijing headquarters and the Shanghai and South China (Shenzhen) sub-commissions has been going on for several months.
New draft implementing regulation for the PRC Law on Guarding State Secrets released for discussion *
China - June 8 2012
The Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council of the PRC published recently the draft Implementing Regulation for the PRC Law on Guarding State Secrets (the "Regulation") for public comment.
China - May 9 2012
Media in China recently reported the sentencing of two Beijing securities analysts to five years and six months in prison and six months in prison with one year probation respectively for obtaining and deliberately divulging State secrets relating to PRC macroeconomic data.