China

Officially known as the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is a unitary sovereign in East Asia and is the most populous country in the world. It is also one of the largest countries and has the most neighboring countries worldwide. The Communist Party in China exercises its jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, and maintains control over four direct controlled municipalities. It also has control over the special administrative regions of Macau and Hong Kong.

Since the economic reforms of 1978, China has been one of the fastest growing and most profitable economies in the world. Its stronghold on the electronic-market, foreign imports and exports, and trade-power internationally, make it the world’s second largest economy by GDP (as of 2016). It also has the largest purchasing power parity (PPP) in the world. China also has the largest standing army in the world, and is highly recognized as a nuclear weapons state; the nation also has the second largest defense fund in the world.

The government of the People’s Republic of China is spread across several state organizations:

  • The National People’s Congress and it’s Standing Committee
  • The President and the Vice-President
  • The State Council, or Central People’s Government
  • The military, including the People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police, and the Central Military Commission with a Chairman who is Commander-in-chief
  • The National Supervisory Commission
  • The Judicial Branch, consisting of the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate

Legal power is given to the Communist Party by the PRC Constitution, and it has comprehensive control of the state, military and media.

China a member of World Trade Organization, APEC, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), BCIM, BRICS, and G20. China has suffered from severe environmental deterioration and pollution in recent years. Urban air pollution is just one of the major health issues in the country. The country is also the world’s largest carbon dioxide emitter, and severe water pollution is also a major concern in China.

On the flip side, China is the world’s leading renewable energy producer. It invests heavily in renewable energy projects, such as hydroelectric and wind-power. The country is the largest hydroelectric producer in the world, and has the largest capacity of installed solar panel systems worldwide.

China has diplomatic relations with 175 countries around the world, with embassies in 162 of these countries. China has played an increasing role in calling free trade areas and security pacts in Asia in recent years. In 2000, the US approved permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with China, which allowed exports into the US, at the low rate which other countries paid.

The National Law Review covers news and the latest legislative developments in China. M&A transaction deals, limits on import/export with the US  including US and China Trade over solar panels. Foreign relations stories, new regulations dealing with manufacturing, and stories covering the health industry are also covered by the National Law Review. Visitors will find the latest news on foreign relations and the Chinese government online.

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Chinese Mobility in the USMCA Region: A Choking Process that will Upend the U.S. and Mexican Automotive Industries Foley & Lardner LLP
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18
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18
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17
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China’s Supreme People’s Court Rules in First Patent Preliminary Injunction Case Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
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16
2024
China’s National Intellectual Property Administration Releases More Details on Open Licensing Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
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15
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Australia-China Cross-Border Commercial Disputes – Where Should They be Resolved? K&L Gates
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August 2024 Visa Bulletin – With 1 Month Left in the Fiscal Year, a Snoozefest Hunton Andrews Kurth
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The BR International Trade Report: July 2024 Blank Rome LLP
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10
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9
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Chinese Premier's Australia Visit – Key Takeaways for Business K&L Gates
Jul
8
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Great Expectations! New EU Design Law to Come into Force Soon Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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5
2024
WIPO: China is at the Forefront of Global Patenting Activity in Generative AI Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
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4
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Outbound and Down: Key Takeaways from Treasury’s NPRM Blank Rome LLP
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2
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China’s Supreme People’s Court: China Is Increasingly Becoming a Preferred Place for International Intellectual Property Litigation Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
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1
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China Extends Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Programs with Egypt and Iceland Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jun
29
2024
Treasury Department Publishes Notice of Proposed Outbound Investment Rule Hunton Andrews Kurth
Jun
28
2024
Treasury Department Issues Proposed Rules Restricting U.S. Investments In China Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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26
2024
Foley Automotive Update June 2024 Foley & Lardner LLP
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26
2024
US Treasury Department Moves Closer to Implementing Outbound Investment Restrictions Through Latest Proposed Regulations K&L Gates
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26
2024
June 2024 CNIPA Press Conference: China has 34,000 Practicing Patent Agents Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jun
25
2024
House’s Passage of National Defense Authorization Act with Anti-China Provisions Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Jun
25
2024
Australia | New Ballot Initiative for Work and Holiday Program Announced Berry Appleman & Leiden
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25
2024
China’s Supreme People’s Court Releases Two Recent Patent-Related Typical Anti-Monopoly Cases Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jun
24
2024
China’s Supreme People’s Court: Drug Patent Reverse Payment Agreements May Violate the Anti-Monopoly Law Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jun
21
2024
Cross-Border Catch-Up: Legal Updates From Around the World— Pay Equity, Hiring, and More [Podcast] Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Jun
14
2024
640 Million RMB Awarded in China Trade Secret Case Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jun
14
2024
‘China’ Tariffs on US Imports Continue: AFS Untangles the Headlines [Podcast] ArentFox Schiff LLP
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13
2024
The BR International Trade Report: June 2024 Blank Rome LLP
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13
2024
July 2024 Visa Bulletin – Giant Forward/Backward Leaps in Two Categories; Small Advances and Stalls Elsewhere Hunton Andrews Kurth
Jun
11
2024
United States | July Visa Bulletin: Advancement in Key Categories and Retrogression Across Most EB-3 Categories Berry Appleman & Leiden
Jun
8
2024
China Launches Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
Jun
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2024
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