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China Newsletter, Summer 2015 / No. 31

The Greenberg Traurig China Newsletter  provides an overview of key developments in Chinese foreign direct investment, intellectual property, and food and drug, trade, tax, foreign exchange, and anti-monopoly legislation. This issue features the following articles:

Foreign Direct Investment

  • China’s State Council Issues Decision to Eliminate and Adjust Series of Administrative Approval Items  / SAIC Releases Circular to Strictly Implement Registration-First-and-License-Second Reform and Enforce Pre-Registration Approval Items
  • Ministry of Commerce Releases Tentative Measures for Administration of Filing of Foreign Investment in Pilot Free Trade Zones
  • General Office of the State Council Issues Tentative Measures for the National Security Review of Foreign Investment in Pilot Free Trade Zones
  • State Council and GAC Releases Negative List for Foreign Investment and Measures Supporting the Development of Fujian, Tianjin, and Guangdong Free Trade Zones
  • State Council Adjusts Administrative Approval and Access-related Special Administrative Measures for Hong Kong and Macau Service Providers in Guangdong

Intellectual Property

  • State Intellectual Property Office Issues Draft Revisions of the Patent Law for Public Comment

Food and Drugs

  • China Food and Drug Administration Promulgates Administrative Measures for Food Recalls
  • New Food Safety Law Passed and to Take Effect in October


  • Ministry of Commerce Solicits Public Comments on the Commodity Circulation Law (Draft for Comment)
  • MOC Solicits Comments on the Draft Administrative Measures for the Operation of Non-store Retailing (for Trial Implementation)


  • Circular on Enterprise Income Tax Concerning the Payment from PRC Companies to Offshore Affiliates
  • SAT Publishes Circular on Amending Administrative Measures Concerning Assessment and Collection of Non-Resident Enterprise Income Tax and other Regulations

Foreign Exchange

  • SAFE Publishes Circular Regarding the Reform of the Administration of the Conversion of Foreign Currency Registered Capital for Foreign-Invested Enterprises


  • SAIC Releases Provisions for the Prohibition of Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights to Exclude or Restrict Competition


  • CSDC Releases Guidelines for the Registration and Settlement Operations for the Pilot Implementation of Employee Stock Ownership Plan by Listed Companies
  • SAIC Releases Opinions on Improving the Systems of First Approach and Advance Compensation Payment of Business Operators of the Consumption Stage to Duly Protect the Lawful Rights and Interests of Consumers
  • China Meteorological Administration Promulgates Administrative Measures for the Release and Dissemination of Meteorological Forecasts
  • MIIT Solicits Comments on Administrative Measures for Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products