China Law Deskbook Legal Update – January/February 2013

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Feb. 26 – Jim Zimmerman, the China managing partner of U.S. law firm Sheppard Mullin, is a good friend of China Briefing and is also both the Chairman Emeritus of Amcham China and the author of the China Law Deskbook – considered by many to be the bible of China law. Jim has recently introduced a regular update service to the China Law Deskbook and has kindly given permission for China Briefing to host it here.

Entitled “News and Views from Beijing,” the new January/February issue is available as a complimentary PDF download by clicking here, and contains details of new laws, regulations, and policy trends.

Included in this month’s issue are Jim’s comments on the following new laws, regulations and policy trends:

  • China Software Testing Center issued the first set of national guidelines on personal information protection
  • China Securities Regulatory Commission released provisions for the newly launched national over-the-counter (OTC) equity transfer system
  • Regulations on the Administration of Credit Investigation are officially effective in March
  • Ministry of Education issued new regulations providing for penalties for academic fraud
  • Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law effective January 1, 2013

Readers wishing to purchase the China Law Deskbook may visit the site here.

We are grateful to Jim for permitting us to reproduce the original content for the benefit of our readers.

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