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WeChat Enables Foreigners to Pay with Overseas Cards in China


In its latest update to WeChat Pay, Tencent has enabled foreign users to link their international cards, enhancing mobile payments in China and aligning with efforts to attract international tourists and boost domestic consumption.

New Measures to Support Hong Kong and Macao Medical Institutions in Qianhai Cooperation Zone


We look at the highlights, benefits, and requirements proposed in the new measures to support the establishment and work of Hong Kong and Macao medical institutions within the Qianhai Cooperation Zone.

China Releases New Measures to Further Open-Up its Free Trade Zones


China’s FTZ Opening-Up Measures will further liberalize the business environment in six pilot regions to promote international trade and investment.

China’s Human Genetic Resources Regulation: Key Points for Foreign Stakeholders


Latest changes to China’s human genetic resources regulation seek to make compliance requirements efficient for research and industry applications, but also ensure biosecurity goals.

China’s New Foreign Relations Law: Clarifications & Analysis


China has passed a new foreign relations law that strengthens the government’s legal basis for “countermeasures” against potential threats to its economic security, designed to deal with issues seen against Russia in terms of Western sanctions. The National People’s Congress approved the law on Thursday (June 29).

Trademark Registration in Hong Kong: A Primer


We discuss trademark registration and protections in Hong Kong and how these differ from the legal standards and practice in Mainland China.

Standard Contract Measures for Personal Information Export Come into Force June 1, Additional Guidelines Released


The CAC has adopted measures for the streamlined “Standard Contract” procedure for exporting personal information. Here’s how it works.

Hainan Carries Out Pilot Reform for Commercial Franchising


Hainan has launched a Commercial Franchise Reform Pilot Work Plan, providing several actions to promote the franchise industry within and beyond the province island

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