China Laws and Regulations Update in Augest 2017

1.Catalogue of Industries for Guiding Foreign Investment (Revised Edition 2017)

Promulgated by the National Development and Reform Committee

File No. No.4 Order of the NDRC

Promulgation date: 28th June 2017

Effective date: 28th July 2017

The Catalogue of Industries for Guiding Foreign Investment (Revised Edition 2017) first introduced the negative list for foreign investment access, containing 63 articles about restrictions and prohibitions, decreased by 30 articles compared with the 2015 edition. The Catalogue shall be the basis on which the pre-establishment national treatment and negative list administration model is implemented. No measure should be taken to restrict foreign investment access to any area outside the scope of the negative list. The new Catalogue further relaxes the restrictions on foreign investment access to service, manufacturing and mining industries and especially abolishes the restrictions on foreign investment access to industries of oil and gas for special use, precious metals, lithium ores, etc. (Source: Website of the National Development and Reform Committee)

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More than 1 Trillion of Software Revenues in First 8 Months 2011

The China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) released the economic statistics on software industry of first 8 months in 2011 on 26th September, 2011, which shows that the revenues of China software industry has totaled 1.112 trillion Yuan(1 USD equivalent of 6.5 RMB)by the end of August, with a year-on-year growth of 30.5%.

From January to August, the revenues of information consulting service and data processing & operation service has respectively achieved 103.2 and 150.1 billion Yuan, basing on a year-on-year raise of 38.5% and 35.7%. Furthermore, such revenues were up to 23% of the software industry revenues, 3 percentage points higher than that of the same period in 2010.

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