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Is prior approval required when establishing a tutoring institution in China?

5 Dec 2019

Privately-run tutoring institutions are normally categorised as non-public schools in China. Their establishment is subject to approval by education administration department of the government if they...Read More

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Are there any geographical restrictions as to where a Hong Kong legal firm can practise on the mainland?

29 Oct 2019

According to the Agreement on Trade in Services, which forms part of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), suitably-qualified Hong Kong law firms can apply to set ...Read More

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Which mainland government department oversees trademark registrations?

2 Aug 2019

Following the institutional reforms implemented in 2018, the Trademark Office was placed under the auspices of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)....Read More

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What are the mainland’s specific regulations regarding the production, import and operation of large-scale recreational facilities and other special equipment?

17 July 2019

According to the Special Equipment Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, the Regulations on Safety Supervision for Special Equipment, and the Provisions on the Safety Supervision of Large-Scal...Read More

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Which mainland government department oversees patent registrations?

4 July 2019

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) is responsible for the registration and review of all the country’s intellectual property-related matters, including trademarks, patents...Read More

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Is it necessary for individuals conducting e-commerce business in mainland China to obtain business registration?

26 June 2019

All e-commerce operators in mainland China, including sole traders, must register with the local market regulation department....Read More

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Is it necessary to officially register before launching an e-commerce site in China?

19 June 2019

In line with the requirements of the E-Commerce Law of the People’s Republic of China, which came into effect on 1 January this year, it is mandatory to register with the relevant local market regulat...Read More

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Is prior approval necessary when establishing elderly-care facilities in China?

27 March 2019

Under the terms of the recently-amended Law on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly, interested parties no longer need to apply for a permit when looking to establish elderly-care...Read More

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How can trademarks be registered and any related problems resolved?

1 Nov 2018

China’s Trademark Law operates on a “first-to-file” principle, with any trademarks not specifically registered on the mainland generally not protected....Read More

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What kind of licence is required for operating a restaurant in China?

19 Sept 2018

Under the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China, all enterprises engaged in the provision of catering services are required to meet the pertaining regulations and obtain the relevant licen...Read More

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Can books, newspapers and magazines published in Hong Kong be promoted/sold on the mainland?

5 Sept 2018

Under the terms of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), properly-accredited Hong Kong suppliers can sell such publications on the mainland on both a retail and wh...Read More

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Can Hong Kong companies provide medical services on the mainland?

1 Aug 2018

Under the terms of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), Hong Kong service suppliers meeting the stipulated requirements may establish medical institutions on the ...Read More

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Can Hong Kong investors set up elderly care facilities in Guangdong?

4 July 2018

In a move intended to reform the local elderly care services sector, Guangdong’s Provincial Government recently set about making it easier for external investors to enter the market....Read More

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