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E-commerce liberalization in China: State Council and MIIT push forward
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • June 30 2015

China's regulatory framework for foreign investment in the e-commerce industry has undergone significant liberalization. Previous pilot programs on a


Full foreign ownership of e-commerce businesses permitted in the Shanghai FTZ: but is it a breakthrough?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • January 30 2015

Foreign investors are now permitted to establish wholly foreign-owned e-commerce companies in the Shanghai (Pilot) Free Trade Zone ("FTZ"). Formerly


China: draft administrative measure for transaction rules of online retailing conducted on third-party platform
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • January 9 2014

On 26 September 2013, China's Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") released a draft of theOnline Retailing Conducted on Third-Party Platforms Transaction


Will China’s revision to its E-commerce legislation make a difference?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • December 30 2013

China's State Administration of Industry and Commerce ("SAIC") issued a draft of the new Administrative Measures for Online Commodity Trading and


China seeks to update its legislation to address burgeoning e-commerce market
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • December 5 2013

With increasing internet penetration throughout the country, the e-commerce industry, like other industries in China, is growing at a swift pace


Internet of Things: innovation with Chinese characteristics
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • September 12 2013

The Internet of Things ("IOT"), or the Internet of Everything, has become a popular buzzword in recent times. But what does it really mean? While


Will the merger of SARFT and GAPP end the turf war over control over the Internet?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • June 3 2013

On 18 March 2013, several famous China Central Television news presenters were seen taking souvenir pictures of the "State Administration of Radio


Welcome clarity on online sales in China for foreign investors from an unexpected source but uncertainty remains for the VIE structure
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • December 31 2012

With a netizenship of over 500 million users and potential for further increases considering its population and demographics, China's online sales


Beijing implements new rules requiring real name registration on microblogs: every bush and tree looks like an enemy?
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • April 12 2012

On 16 December 2011, the Information Office of the Beijing Municipal Government, the Beijing Public Security Bureau (i.e. the Chinese police) and the Beijing Communication Administration Bureau (i.e. the local branch of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) jointly issued the Beijing Municipality Several Provisions on the Administration of the Development of Microblogs (the "Provisions") which took effect on the same date


New law on internet services addressing competition and personal information protection
  • Hogan Lovells
  • China
  • March 5 2012

On 29 December 2011, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ("MIIT"), the internet and telecoms industry regulator promulgated the Regulating the Internet Information Service Market Order Several Provisions (the "Internet Information Service Provisions"