A SHARED APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY—The impact of different legal approaches could have on AI Aug30

A SHARED APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY—The impact of different legal approaches could have on AI

The artificial intelligence (AI) industry has constantly been in the news recently, showcasing its growing role in today’s society. However, with great power comes great responsibility and it is up to legislators to ensure a healthy and sustainable development of the industry, let’s compare the current state of AI policy in China...

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Negotiations in Italy: Are Lawyers Taking Over the Role of Judges? Aug28

Negotiations in Italy: Are Lawyers Taking Over the Role of Judges?

During the final days of July 2019, the Italian Government discussed at length  an extensive reform of the judiciary system that involves, among other matters, the strengthening of the so called negotiation assisted by lawyers. Such negotiation had been initially introduced by the law n.162/2014 as mandatory for specific matters,...

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The Crocodile from the Yangtze River Moves to the Ocean — Russia-China Bilateral Road Transportation Agreement Aug21

The Crocodile from the Yangtze River Moves to the Ocean — Russia-China Bilateral Road Transportation Agreement

Before “declaring war” to the American multinational e-commerce corporation eBay, Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba Group, once said: “eBay may be a shark in the ocean, but I (Alibaba Group) am a crocodile in the Yangtze river. If a crocodile fights a shark in the ocean, it will lose, but if we fight in the river, the crocodile wi...

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Will Didi be Liable for Forgotten Wallets Left Behind in its Cars? Aug15

Will Didi be Liable for Forgotten Wallets Left Behind in its Cars?

In recent years, as the share economy has developed in all respects of our social life, more choose to use online car-hailing as a preference for their daily travel.   However, do these car hailing platforms owe a duty to their passengers? For example, in the case that a passenger forgets his/her personal belongings in th...

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BRI: Dispute Resolution and Jurisdictional Issues Aug09

BRI: Dispute Resolution and Jurisdictional Issues

The Belt and Road Initiative, one of the largest infrastructure and investment projects ever envisioned, offers interesting opportunities for non-Chinese participation. However, even knowledgeable investors know that with rewards come risks and count on readily-available and fair access to courts in order to resolve disputes. Thus, t...

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India Environmental Care – The National Clean Air Program Aug08

India Environmental Care – The National Clean Air Program

Throughout the last few months, the world is moving towards the improvement of environmental protection and India is also doing its part. On the 12th of January 2019, the National Clean Air Program (“NCAP”) was launched by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi. ...

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Vietnam revised Tax Management Law passed by The National Assembly of Vietnam Aug02

Vietnam revised Tax Management Law passed by The National Assembly of Vietnam

In June 2019, the National Assembly voted to approve the revised Law on Tax Management with 91.32% of the deputies approval. The Tax Management Law (revised), comprising of 17 chapters with 152 articles, regulates the management of all forms of tax and other state budget revenues, as well as the rights and obligations of taxpayers. ...

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What Money Can Not Buy: Overseas Housing Jul31

What Money Can Not Buy: Overseas Housing

In recent years, China has seen an increasing number of Chinese purchasing property in foreign countries as private investments. However, some misconduct might be deemed as illegal actions, lending itself subject to extra attention to the legality of outbound remittance. For any purchase of overseas property, the premise is to tra...

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Bartering in the Information Age Jul26

Bartering in the Information Age

The 21st Century is characterized by the shift from traditional industry to the technological revolution based on new information technology, but are we sure that we have completely forgotten our ancient and traditional behaviors? Recently, a new common form of business is growing and seems to be catching-on in Italy. W...

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Double VAT: Russian-Chinese Service Contracts Jul26

Double VAT: Russian-Chinese Service Contracts

One of the headaches of service providers all over the world is the payment of value added tax (VAT). The situation becomes even more complicated when a company expands their market and begins to provide services to overseas clients.   According to the basic rule, VAT shall be charged i...

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