China Law Deskbook Legal Update – June/July 2012

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Jul. 4 – 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 June/July issue is available as a complimentary PDF download by clicking here, and contains details of new laws, regulations, and policy trends.

The newsletter reviews the following new laws, regulations, and policy trends:

  • New immigration law penalizing employers of foreigners that illegally enter, live or work in China
  • NDRC effectively puts a stop to the Qualified Foreign Limited Partner (QFLP) programs in China
  • MOF issues government procurement rules that emphasize the buy-China policy
  • MOF issues new rules requiring the videotaping of government contract review deliberations in bid to bring more transparency and fairness to the process
  • New labor regulations to protect expat Chinese employees dispatched overseas
  • State Council adopts new regulations protecting female workers against sexual harassment in the workplace and extends maternity leave benefits
  • MLR penalties on developers that fail to build in one year after acquisition of property
  • MOF regulations on foreign accounting firms requiring local control
  • SPC’s judicial interpretation on insider trading and improper disclosure of commercial secrets
  • Corruption Watch: SARFT rules to control media bribery and jailing of Wukan village leadership for corruption

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.