Firewall for China
China is India’s second biggest trade partner behind the United States (US), and as a result, India is heavily dependent on China in matters of trade, technology and investment. However, since the spread of COVID-19 in India, the economic and political relations between the two countries have gone through a sea change, with the int...
BRI: Dispute Resolution and Jurisdictional Issues
The Belt and Road Initiative possibly offers interesting opportunities for non-Chinese participation. However, knowledgeable investors know that with rewards come risks, says D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel. In this article, they discuss the question of how to effectively manage disputes that ...
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China’s ban on illegal trading and consumption of wildlife
At the nucleus stage of the greatest global pandemic in more than a lifetime, which has devastated the world over, lies the issue of the illegal trading and consumption of wild animals. China mo...
International Lawyers Association
A guiding hand along the BRI
In light of the launch of The Belt and Road International Lawyers Association (BRILA) by the All China Lawyers Association at the tail end of 2019, Shane Farrelly and Veronica Gianola from...
Equality in the Workplace
Recent Trends in Chinese Law
The Chinese Government issued the Circular on Further Regulating Recruitment Practice to Promote Female Employment (Circular) on 18th February 2019, aiming to facilitate equal employment of females and eliminate gender dis...
Dispute Resolution Developments
Hong Kong-Mainland China interim relief arrangements boost cooperation
On 2nd April 2019, the Hong Kong Government and the Mainland Supreme People’s Court signed the landmark Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in Court-ordered Interim Measures in Aid of Arbitral Proceedings (Arrangement). This will allow...
China and the Issue of Counterfeiting
A murky past but a hopeful future?
While the label ‘copycat China’ is no longer as applicable as it once was, the long history of infringing trademarks, and the current issues that arise today surrounding intellectual property means this moniker still...
Reconsidering the Route to Compliance for Enterprises in the Wake of the New Waste Classification Policy in Nanjing
The Nanjing government will officially implement the "mandatory classification" of domestic garbage starting from November 1st, 2020 onwards. In April of this year, Nanjing selected 64 communities and 101 units to carry out the waste classification pilot scheme. Looking back to the beginning of Shanghai's mandatory garbage...
Too hot to work? Employees’ rights during hot weather conditions
During the hot summer season in China, outdoor workers are exposed to significant risks in regard to health & safety, which raise general public concern as well as further considerations as unfortunately, heat strokes or even accidental death are not infrequent for those who are engaged in outdoor labor and services.
China Is Leading the Innovation Race
It's clear that one of China’s major priorities is technology innovation, as the PRC is a world leader in quantum research, challenging the USA in the race to develop quantum computers, as well as creating its own successful space program.
In recent years, a handful of Chinese companies have emerged as global innovators and have...