On 29 January 2016, Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance quashed a 2013 decision (“Decision”) by the Communications Authority (“CA”) – upheld by the Chief Executive In Council (“CEIC”) – against Television Broadcasters (“TVB”), primarily on the grounds that the CA and CEIC are inherently political entities lacking objective impartiality as decision makers due to their concurrent policy, advisory and executive roles.
In Part I of this two-part series published on May 12, we described China’s new Charity Law and its implications for charitable organizations operating in the country, both domestic and foreign.
Our China employment lawyer, Grace Yang has been writing often of late regarding the finer points of China employment law, in large part because Chinese downturn has led to a substantial increase in ill-conceived employee terminations.
Until recently, there have been few formal regulations regarding the operation of foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China.
It has been nearly three years since we did a post on foreigners being held hostage in China.
In China Employment Contracts: Ten Things To Consider, I wrote about the importance of selecting an appropriate initial fixed employment term because in most places in China employees are automatically converted into “open contract” employees when the fixed term concludes.
China film IP is hot.
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the National Energy Administration (NEA) have ordered local authorities to stop construction of coal-fired power plants in 13 provinces where capacity already outstrips demand.
Since the Xi administration’s pledge during the Fourth Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in October 2014 to promote the rule of law (or, as the ambiguous language was interpreted by many, “rule by law”), China has issued a number of final and draft laws and regulations of significance to Chinese society and the foreign and foreign-invested entities that see China as an integral part of their own strategies.