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2022 China Employment

Getting right personal information protection and maternity leave Currently, companies worldwide are called by both domestic and international regulations to become corporate citizens rather than merely profitable entities. In China, 2021, domestic legislation focused on data and cyber protection and introduced measures to support the third-child policy. Namely, Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”), effective from…

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UPDATED:Preparing for employees returning to work after Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is usually a time for many Chinese citizens to return home and celebrate the new year. However, amidst the ongoing pandemic and domestic cases, only necessary travel is encouraged during the Chinese New Year. Provincial and municipal governments across China have issued local travel restrictions, nucleic test requirements, and mandatory quarantine for…

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Your China Tech Update

China issues algorithm provisions to protect online consumers and prohibit unfair competition behaviour The recently released Administrative Provisions on Algorithm Recommendation of Internet Information Service (“Provisions”) substantially affects technology companies by regulating the use of algorithms. Released by the Cyberspace Administration of China and three other government bodies on 4 January 2022, the Provisions come…

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Companies are required to utilise company collection payment codes from 1 March 2022

What you should know The Notice on Strengthening the Management of Payment Acceptance Terminals and Related Business No. 259 (“Notice 259”) issued by the People’s Bank of China on October 13, 2021, and effective from 1 March 2022, is the first legislation to regulate quick response (“QR”) code payments. Notice 259 requires QR code payments to…

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Asia Pacific Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (“RCEP”) fosters stronger relationships among Asia-Pacific countries and creates new opportunities for international trade and other economic benefits. For China, RCEP is the first free trade agreement with Japan and South Korea and should result in substantial opportunities for companies to seize. Find out the nuts and bolts of…

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