Six Key Points in Amendments to Company Law for Second Deliberation

(By Huangfu Yuxuan) On 30 December 2022 the Company Law (Amendments for Second Deliberation) (“Amendments”) was published on the website of Chinese National Congress. The Amendments is to further modify and regulate shareholders’ responsibility to contribute capital, the company’s organizational structure, shareholders’ right to know, directors’ responsibilities, corporate governance of listed companies, company cancellation, etc. to address the problems of existing company laws that do not fit or match the market development. It is the third major amendment of the Company Law since its promulgation in 1993. Key points in the Amendments are as follows.