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CEPA 2017: New Measures and New Opportunities for Hong Kong

13 July 2017

The signing of Investment Agreement and the Ecotech Agreement has turned CEPA into a full-fledged FTA, on the one hand providing greater clarity on protection of investment in services sectors, non-se...Read More


Use of Expert Database Compulsory for Approval of Government Financial and Technological Projects

9 May 2017

Experts required for the assessment of government projects in the financial or scientific / technological fields must now be sourced from an official database maintained by the Ministry of Science and...Read More


Patent Guidelines Updated and Expanded

25 April 2017

Revised Guidelines for Patent Examination have now been issued by the State Intellectual Property Office. These new regulations have been designed to both boost China’s bid to develop a more innovatio...Read More


Mainland Chill Spurs Taiwan to Invest and Seek New Trade Partners

21 April 2017

With its trade with mainland China facing a dramatic downturn, Taiwan is looking to South and Southeast Asia to make good the shortfall, while also making plans to invest some US$28.9 billion in overh...Read More


Restrictions on Exports of EAR-Regulated Goods to Two ZTE Entities Removed

13 April 2017

The DOC’s Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule removing two mainland Chinese companies from the list of entities restricted from receiving U.S. exports of goods controlled under the...Read More


China Establishes Household Waste Sorting and Recycling System

6 April 2017

The State Council recently issued the Household Waste Sorting System Implementation Plan drawn up by the National Development and Reform Commission....Read More


Largest Ever Civil Penalty for Export Control Violations Assessed on Mainland Chinese Company

17 March 2017

The DOC announced on 7 March that a mainland Chinese company has agreed to a record-high combined civil and criminal penalty of US$1.19 billion for an “egregious scheme” to illegally ship telecommunic...Read More


Big Data and Robo-Patrols: Set to Make the Mainland Smart and Secure

16 Feb 2017

Silicon sentries, smart cameras and big-data harvesting are all tipped to revolutionise the mainland security sector, while also providing lucrative opportunities for a whole new generation of highly ...Read More


New Law Levies Tax Based on Pollutant Volume

2 Feb 2017

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) recently passed the Environmental Protection Tax Law of the PRC in a bid to protect and improve the environment and reduce emissions of p...Read More


One Company Removed from List of Mainland Chinese VEUs for High-Tech Exports

16 Dec 2016

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a final rule that, effective 5 December, removed Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation as a validated end-u...Read More


Chinese Enterprises Capturing Belt and Road Opportunities via Hong Kong: Findings of Surveys in South China

1 Dec 2016

While China continues to promote the Belt and Road initiative, Hong Kong has been regarded as the major service platform outside the mainland for tapping such opportunities. According to HKTDC surveys...Read More


China Issues 13th Five-Year Plan for Eco-Environmental Protection

22 Nov 2016

China has given the green light to shore up weak spots in the three areas of poverty alleviation, education and poverty reduction as well as ecological environment protection in accordance with the 13...Read More


Learning Through Play Boosts High-Tech and Upcoming AR Toy Ranges

3 Nov 2016

With nurturing innovation among the young now a clear priority across the mainland, educational and creatively inspiring toys took pole position at this year's China International Trade Fair for Toys ...Read More


Relocating to Chengdu and Chongqing: The Implications for the High-tech Sector

25 Oct 2016

Foreign investment has aided Chengdu and Chongqing industries, making the region an ideal base for industrial relocation. Though, companies should note the impact of higher logistics costs on their ex...Read More


Western China’s High-Tech Potential Woos the Multinationals

18 Oct 2016

Investments from foreign and domestic enterprises are flowing into western China to capitalise on the pool of tech talent and ample resources there. These have facilitated Chengdu in Sichuan province ...Read More


Western China: The Route to Success along the Belt and Road

13 Oct 2016

The western region in China is developing rapidly, and its commercial centres Sichuan and Chongqing have lured substantial foreign investment in the areas of high-tech and high value-added businesses....Read More


Taiwan Looks to Take Global Lead in Green Trade Fair Sector

11 Oct 2016

Use of environmentally friendly presentations set to replace conventional options of timber stands and paper flyers....Read More


Five New Pollutant Emission Standards Released

9 Sept 2016

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of China released five national pollutant emission standards on 30 August, including national standards (phase IV) for motorcycles and electric motorcycl...Read More


Biotech Innovation Goes Centre-stage at Environmental Protection Expo

2 Sept 2016

Biotechnology solutions to a range of pollution legacy issues predominated at this year's Guangzhou International Environmental Protection Industry Expo, with tackling indoor air pollution also high o...Read More


“Going Out” to Capture Belt and Road Opportunities (Expert Opinion 6): Setting a New Stage for the Technology Industry podcast

19 Aug 2016

Hong Kong’s burgeoning technology industry is ideally placed to take advantage of the dovetailing of China’s Belt and Road Initiative with its “going out” strategy. It has a number of technology clust...Read More

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