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Predicted Annual Growth of 59.6% Boosts Mainland Smart Home Sector

1 Nov 2017

With many of China's youthful tech-savvy consumers set to be early adopters of smart-home technology, the mainland is tipped to be one of the fastest-growing markets for the array of intelligent resid...Read More

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Integrated Solutions See Mainland Environmental Sector Come of Age

27 Oct 2017

With the environmental sector maturing, buoyed by supportive government policies and generous funding, the technology now on offer is far more comprehensive than the rudimentary systems of the early d...Read More

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Energy and Water Conservation Tax Incentive Application Procedure Updated

26 Oct 2017

In the case of businesses looking to secure the preferential income tax benefits accruing from their use of specifically-approved environmentally-friendly energy and water conservation systems, the ov...Read More

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Taiwan Eco-ban Targets 1.5 Billion Cut in Per Annum Plastic Bag Usage

24 Oct 2017

With its 15-year-old ban on free plastic bags set to be extended to a wider range of retail sectors as of January next year, Taiwan is looking to confirm its on-going reputation for environmental resp...Read More

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Guangdong Prioritises Strategic Emerging Industries in New Five-Year Plan

19 Oct 2017

Increasing the GDP contribution of its strategic emerging industries to 16% of the province-wide total is one of the primary aims of a new five-year plan announced by the local government in Guangdong...Read More

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Recategorisation Sees 24 Solid Waste Variants Face Import Ban

20 Sept 2017

Under revised regulations with regard to the management of solid waste, 24 solid waste variants have been recategorised and shifted from the Catalogue of Restricted Import Solid Wastes that Can be Use...Read More

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Guangdong Gets Tough on Air Pollution and Emissions Violations

13 Sept 2017

New measures for controlling and combatting air pollution have been introduced by the Guangdong Provincial Government. In total, 18 new initiatives have been formally adopted, including stricter regul...Read More

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Mandatory Biotechnology R&D Safety Guidelines Published

25 Aug 2017

New guidelines designed to regulate biotechnology-related R&D came into effect as of 12 July 2017. Introduced by Ministry of Science and Technology, the Measures for the Safety Management of Biotechno...Read More

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Reform and Liberalisation Announced for Beijing’s Services Sector

17 Aug 2017

The State Council has called for the further reform of Beijing’s services sector. Following its 11 July session, the Council emphasised the need for sustained efforts to reduce market access restricti...Read More

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China Looks to Ban Solid Waste Imports and Crackdown on Smuggling in the Sector

16 Aug 2017

China is to ban the import of 24 types of solid waste deemed to represent a particularly high risk of environmental pollution. To this end, the Ministry of Environmental Protection has informed the Wo...Read More

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Six-Point Artificial Intelligence Development Strategy Announced

14 Aug 2017

Six strategic objectives have been announced as China looks to the development of next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) systems in the run-up to 2030. These priorities were announced by the Sta...Read More

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PPP Model to be Adopted for All Future Sewage and Waste Disposal Projects

11 Aug 2017

The public-private partnership (PPP) model has received official backing as the basis for all future sewage and waste disposal projects. A recent circular from the Ministry of Finance and a number of ...Read More

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Solid Waste Imports Curtailed as China Prioritises Environmental Protection

7 Aug 2017

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has informed the World Trade Organization of its intention to ban the import of 24 varieties of solid waste, including waste plastics, unsorted scrap pap...Read More

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High-Tech Enterprise Tax Incentive Eligibility Updated

28 July 2017

The State Administration of Taxation (SAT) has recently issued a clarification with regards to the criteria by which any high-tech enterprise can be deemed to be eligible for the government’s advantag...Read More

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Environmental Protection Tax Law Set for 2018 Implementation Following End of Public Consultation

25 July 2017

The public consultation process with regard to the proposed Implementation Rules of the Environmental Protection Tax Law of the PRC was scheduled to finish on 26 July this year. Subsequent to this, Th...Read More

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Development Prospects for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area and the Role of Hong Kong

25 July 2017

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area will bring about new opportunities. Hong Kong’s strengths in financial services, professional services and international ties can contribute to the transformatio...Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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