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Xinjiang, Sanctions on China, and Your Business

The U.S. government recently announced additional political sanctions on China concerning human rights violations in Xinjiang. The Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang has attracted the attention of human rights organizations and democratic governments over the last few years. Accusations include arbitrary detention in concentration camps, forced labor, and propagandist

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China’s Personal Information Specifications: Revised

On March 6th, the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) joined with the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) to issue GB/T 35273-2020 《信息安全技术 个人信息安全规范》 , or “Information Security Technology – Personal Information Security Specification,” which will come into effect on October 1, 2020. This 2020 Specification will replace GB/T 35273-2017, which has been in effect

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Investing in Chinese Companies is Un-Luckin

In May 2019, Luckin Coffee began trading publicly on NASDAQ at $17 a share. The Chinese coffee company raised $561 million in its IPO and in less than a year, its stock value had tripled to $51 a share. Started in Beijing in 2017, but headquartered in Xiamen, this Chinese company established thousands of locations

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After the National Security Law: What Next for Hong Kong?

On May 28, China’s primary legislative body, the National People’s Congress (NPC), announced a new law that, if imposed, will allow Beijing to tighten its authoritative hold over Hong Kong. Passed in the NPC by a vote of 2878 to 1, the national security law has bypassed Hong Kong’s own legislative procedures, and could have serious