Stability First: Beijing’s Top Priority at the Lianghui

 Despite being widely anticipated to be uneventful, ahead of President Xi Jinping’s personnel shuffle later this year, the 2017 ‘Two Sessions’ (lianghui) were full of signposts.

China’s Cybersecurity Law: an expression of China’s cyber-sovereignty ambitions

Coming in to effect later this year, the final draft of the China’s Cyber Security Law contains a number of positives

Cybersecurity: attacks, effects and the role of the law

Every day, Internet users around the Globe create an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data.

Cybersecurity: what are we dealing with?

The Internet has evolved greatly over the last half-century, and the associated information and communication (ICT) technology is now ubiquitous  and increasingly integral to almost every facet of modern life.

An Overcast Outlook: Cloud Services in China

 China’s booming technology, media and communications (TMC) sector provides great market opportunities for cloud computing and related services.

Private data protection in China

The rapid evolution of internet technology has necessitated the definition of ‘personal private information’ being expanded.

Cross-border data transfer: a China perspective

Before China enacted its new Cybersecurity Law on 7th November, 2016, cross-border data transfer was largely unregulated by the government.

Digital Dos and Don’ts: China’s e-commerce market restrictions for foreign SMEs

 While China’s e-commerce market presents a huge opportunity for foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs), there are a number of often complex restrictions that FIEs should be aware of.

Cyber protection: adopting new tech to manage cyber threats

 There is a distinct shift in how organisations are now viewing cybersecurity, with forward-thinking organisations understanding that an investment in cybersecurity and privacy solutions can facilitate business growth and foster innovation.

A game changer? The PRC Foreign NGO Law

The Law of the PRC on Management over Foreign NGOs’ Activities in China (Foreign NGO Law), took effect on 1st January, 2017.